When you want an SUV, you want power. The BMW X5 iPerformance provides the 4X4 vigour you need to tackle tough roads with the added extra of fuel-efficiency and eco-friendly peace of mind.
A petrol engine and electric motor set up means that it has the fuel-efficiency of a small car yet the strong performance of an off-roader, thanks to its four-wheel drive. It’s relaxing to spend time cruising in the X5 iPerformance SUV because the electric motor gives it a beautifully quiet drive. The motor also helps you to pick up speed by providing instant torque to bolster the power of the petrol engine.
On short everyday journeys of up to 19 miles, you can drive on electricity alone – there’s no need to visit the petrol pump. If your travels are taking you slightly further afield, it will return up to 47mpg. These are impressive stats for an SUV of its size and robust nature. You can even put your destination into the satellite navigation and it will plan how to use the most amount of electricity possible. By taking your charging port on journeys, you can easily top up the battery along the way.
Items like blue inserts in the grille and a charging port that’s lit up by LED bulbs set the iPerformance model apart from the other X5s. Sitting at the top of BMW’s X range, the X5 has a supremely tall shape giving it a solid on-road stance. BMW has cleverly made it aerodynamic with large front air intakes and an Air Breather on the front wheels for a faster and more eco-friendly performance.
Leather, wood and brushed aluminium combine to create a luxurious interior and add to the feeling of height and space. The simple layout also helps, with everything neatly arranged in a minimalist layout. Both the screen and iDrive Touch Controller, which controls all of the in-car entertainment, are turned towards you so they’re easy to see and use. Everyone travelling in the X5 will feel high up from the road, and as the driver you get to make the most of the view that this high position affords. In the boot, there’s 650 litres of space for everything your family needs for a weekend away, and you can expand it to an even more generous 1,870 litres.
Going on an adventure needn’t be a challenge, which is why the X5 is fitted with a number of handy tools – both for ease and for safety. Head-up display projects the navigation directions and speed on the windscreen so you don’t need to avert your eyes from the road. BMW Night Vision detects people and animals on the road or at the side of the road and illuminates them on the screen so they’re easy to spot and avoid. Once you arrive where you’re headed, you can use the park assist to get into tight spaces without a scrape. Choose to add the Active Security package for Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Collision Alert, all of which act as an extra pair of eyes to help you avoid a collision. It has been awarded five stars by Euro NCAP for its safety credentials.
Anyone keen for adventure should have a go in the BMW X5 iPerformance Saloon to get to grips with how it feels to drive a hybrid SUV. You can book your test drive through any of Williams Group dealerships in Liverpool, Manchester, Stockport, Rochdale and Bolton. Either give us a call or enquire online to arrange a time that suits you.
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