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RealM3
01-26-2004, 08:36 AM
After a 6-month hiatus, BMW will launch a new and improved high performance model for the X5 line-up. Numerous product upgrades and innovations make the X5 4.8is the most exciting X5 ever built.

The new engine and xDrive AWD system provide dramatically improved performance and handling, while the facelift and interior enhancements give the vehicle a fresh and decidedly updated appearance.

New front fascia including redesigned aero kit

All new powertrain: 4.8L V-8 Valvetronic engine with 355hp and 360 lb-ft of torque, 6-speed
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission and xDrive AWD system.

0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds

New 2-panel Panorama Moonroof

New 20" wheels

New exterior color: Le Mans Blue (replaces the lighter Estoril Blue)

New interior upholstery: Nappa Leather Beige (replaces Nappa Leather Imola Red)

BMW Assist standard
MSRP: $69,800 (excludes S&H)

Only three chargeable options:

Navigation system
Retractable load floor
Rear side airbags

BMW Centers can take orders from January 26 and production will start in April, with retail deliveries starting in mid April