Just a few months after the official debut of new BMW X5 in Malaysia back in April, 2014, BMW Group Malaysia has announced that “The Boss” now is available in a completely knocked down (CKD) form at RM19,000 lesser than the imported model. Assembled at the BMW Group Malaysia Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah, the X5 also marks the 15th BMW variant to be assembled in the country.
Besides the lower price tag, the X5 xDrive35i now comes with additional features such as an electrical Panoramic glass roof, a rear-seat entertainment system comprising of two 9.2” coloured display monitors which passengers are able to operate via remote-control whether for radio, navigation or – with BMW ConnectedDrive – BMW Apps and surfing the Internet.
Meanwhile, the new locally-assembled BMW xDrive30d has also been updated to include two additional seats attached to the third row. By simply tilting the outer seats in the second row towards the front, passengers can easily access the two additional seats in the back. Additionally, the third row of seats allows further flexibility by allowing an increase in luggage compartment volume by simply folding it into the luggage compartment floor.
This feature, coupled with its unique range of functionality is further enhanced with an updated range of mobility services which now includes an extensive selection of assistance and driver safety systems. This includes the full-colour, sharp-resolution BMW Head-Up Display which is now available in the new locally-assembled BMW X5 xDrive30d. By projecting relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight, the driver will be able to process information up to 50 per cent faster while still keeping his or her attention on the road.
Furthermore, The Driving Assistant features are now fitted in both the new locally-assembled BMW X5 xDrive35i and BMW X5 xDrive30d to better provide a more comprehensive safety package include:
Lane Departure Warning: A driver assistance system which is based on a video sensor to help drivers keep their attention on the road ahead by recognizing when the vehicle is straying out of lane unintentionally. The Lane Departure Warning system will provide the driver with an early warning with a discrete vibration of the steering wheel.
Forward Collision Warning: A brake application function which operates via visual and acoustic warning to prevent collisions by providing timely warning should the driver approach a vehicle ahead too quickly.
City Collision Warning Mitigation: It prevents collisions by automatically braking, at speeds of up to 60km/h with the aim of preventing collisions with cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even pedestrians.
The CKD BMW X5 will be available at all BMW dealerships nationwide from the Merdeka Weekend of August 30th and 31st. The retail prices (on the road, without insurance, with BMW Service + Repair Inclusive (BS+RI) for the new locally assembled BMW X5 are:
BMW X5 xDrive35i – RM 579,800.00
BMW X5 xDrive30d – RM 539,800.00