2011 BMW X5 M Sports Package Full Details and Photos

Following several days of teasing and taunting, German carmaker BMW released full details and photos of the new M Sports package. Set for release this spring, at the same time with the X5, the M Sports package adds a little extra in terms of visual cues on the interior and exterior, as well as some upgrades to the chassis components.

On the outside, the M Aerodynamic package and M door sills come in contact with the BMW Individual Exterior Line side windows frame. According to BMW, the position of the sensors and cameras used by the driver assistance systems can be incorporated within the M Sports package, as it has been designed in such a way to accommodate both Park Distance Control and the Side View system.

The exterior M-appeal of the SUV is completed with the use of 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design or, optionally, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with bi-color double-spoke design. Trapezoidal shaped tailpipes are available for the BMW X5 xDrive50i. BMW also created a special
color for the X5 with M Sports package, the Carbon Black metallic.

On the interior, adjustable sports seats for the driver and front passenger are being provided together with M leather steering wheel and the M driver’s footrest. A few touches of aluminium elements here and there and a BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite complete the M look for the SUV.

Nothing will change under the hood, where the X5 will pack a choice of four engines. The SUV will come as xDrive50i, xDrive35i, xDrive40d and xDrive30d, all featuring EfficientDynamics and eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.

Without the M Sport Package, the X5 will be priced in the US in between $46,675 for the X5 xDrive35i and $59,275 for the X5 xDrive50i.
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