Thu. Jun 1st, 2023

BMW has introduced a brand-new top-of-the-line model of its luxury five-seater X5 SUV and the new variant is believed to include some minor cosmetic changes. Basically, it is more or less similar to the previous top-end xLine model and that’s the only reason why it is important as well.

The German car manufacturer has confirmed that the upgraded X5 xDrive 30d M Sport variant would run buyers Rs. 97.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This way, it is Rs.3 Lakh costlier than the outgoing xLine series.

Wondering what all changes it will be featuring? Here’s take a look at the details related to it down below.


  • BMW X5 xDrive 30d M Sport has arrived in India.
  • It will replace the older BMW X5 xLine range here.
  • Also receives some minor cosmetic enhancements.

BMW X5 xDrive 30d M Sport

What all has changed?

The M Sport variant is now being offered with a totally new kit that, among other things, comprises a reworked bumper, various M badging, edition-specific brake callipers, exhaust pipes, and an eccentric key.

Also, in contrast to the SportX Plus model, this one comes with added features including paddle shifters, BMW’s Laserlight, edition specific steering wheel cover, a head-up display, a 360-degree camera, leather interior, and 20-inch alloy wheels. To enhance the exterior, the SUV receives three new colour options namely – Mineral White, Pythonic Black and Pythonic Blue.

Even on the brand-new X5 xDrive 30d M Sport model, BMW has chosen to keep selling the 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system. For the interior, it now comes finished with an upholstery choice that includes, Ivory White/Black, Black/Black, and Coffee/Black to improve the interior feel.

What stays the same?

A powerful 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, which is listed on the spec sheet churns out a whopping 265 horsepower and 620Nm of peak torque and is also known to power the new xDrive 30d M Sport. The eight-speed automatic gearbox with power distribution to all four wheels is still an option for the premium SUV. Result is that it can now reach a triple-digit speed in just 5.5 seconds in terms of performance.


BMW X5 is compared to other SUVs in India that are similar to it, including the Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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