X5 3.0d Le Mans Blue Sport Edition launched

Le Mans Blue Sport Edition, Exclusive Edition and a new range of option packages for X5

With order books for BMW’s X5 3.0d extending into 2006 customers looking to further personalise their car will now be able to order the X5 3.0d Le Mans Blue Sport Edition. Featuring Le Mans Blue metallic paint, previously only seen on the flagship 4.8is model, the new Edition also comes with 20-inch V-spoke alloy wheels, aluminium running boards and part Nappa leather/Alcantara upholstery as standard. The 3.0d Le Mans Blue Sport Edition, which is mechanically identical to the standard X5 3.0d Sport, costs £40,055 on-the-road, a premium of only £1,540 over the ‘standard’ Sport model.

Exclusive Edition bolsters the X5 range

A new standard of luxury comes to the X5 range with the introduction of Exclusive Editions to the model line-up.

Available in both SE and Sport Exclusive Edition guises, the opulent level of interior and exterior finish offers a significant increase in specification compared to a ‘standard’ SE or Sport model.

The SE Exclusive Edition gains Individual Carbon Black or Stratus Grey paintwork, 18-inch alloy wheels, high-gloss Shadowline, colour-coded exterior parts and high-gloss black exhaust tailpipes. Inside, Ecru cream or Cinnamon Extended Soft Nappa leather upholstery is included with anthracite floor mats piped in matching leather, electrically adjustable Sports seats, Smoke Grey Poplar wood trim, anthracite headlining and matt chrome instrument bezels completing the package.

Prices for the new model variants start at £41,845 on-the-road for the X5 3.0i SE Exclusive Edition, £42,220 for the X5 3.0d SE Exclusive Edition and £51,985 for the X5 4.4i SE Exclusive Edition.

For customers wanting the benefits of the Exclusive Edition, but still wanting the attributes of Sport trim, four new models are also offered. Called Sport Exclusive Edition, all cars feature Individual Carbon Black or Stratus Grey paint, Ecru cream or Cinnamon Extended Soft Nappa leather interior, anthracite floor mats with matching leather piping and Smoke Grey Poplar wood trim.

The X5 3.0i Sport Exclusive Edition costs £41,950, with the 3.0d variant costing £42,325. The X5 4.4i model costs £52,060 while the high performance 4.8is Sport Exclusive Edition is £61,695.

New range of option packages for X5

BMW X5 buyers can further enhance their new cars with three new option packages - Sport Plus, Premium and Climate.

Sport Plus Package* adds 20-inch V-spoke alloy wheels, aluminium running boards and Nappa leather/Alcantara/leather upholstery, and costs from £880. The Premium Package benefits from Panorama sunroof, electrically adjustable lumbar support for the seats, xenon headlights and Exclusive Soft Nappa leather upholstery and costs from £1,140. Finally, the Climate Package offers steering wheel heating, climate comfort windscreen, heated front seats and sun protection glass, priced at £520.

The Sport Plus, Premium and Climate packages are available for order on X5 3.0i, 3.0d and 4.4i models.

*Sport Plus Package is only available on Sport models.

Published : 18/08/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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