Italy Gets Special All Alcantara X5 Timeless Edition

by Member - Evanwritescars on February 10, 2020, 12:19 pm

BMW Italy has given the X5 an exclusive new interior option. It's called the X5 Timeless Edition and it covers nearly every surface inside the X5 with Alcantara microfibre.

It's supposed to pay tribute to the start of the BMW X lineup, that very first X5 which arrived to market in 1999, when BMW labelled it a Sport Activity Vehicle. Since then, there have been countless X models from small to massive, and they make up about half of the company's sales. In Italy, at least.

BMW Italia wanted to show off what it calls the "pure X character" of the X5, so they picked an xLine model with xOffroad package in mineral white. XOffroad adds an air suspension to the X5, along with an M Sport differential for traction and four off-road driving modes. But it's not the outside or the underpinnings that matter on this one.

Here, beauty is on the inside, where Alcantara has had a microsuede field day with the X4's interior. The synthetic suede that adds durability and ease of maintenance has been applied to nearly every surface. The front and rear seats are covered, but the artificial hides keep unrolling. The front armrest, the rear armrest, the doors, everywhere. It's Alcantarapalooza inside the one of 50 special X5s.

If that's not enough for buyers in Italy, the headrests are embroidered with a Powered by Alcantara message, which we think may soon outpace the fake Powered by M logos that are eBay must-haves. There's also a Timeless Edition 1/50 plaque and a special Alcantara travel bag that matches the design of the inside of the car.

Special versions of the X2 and X4 will also be available, but they're much more lacking in technical fabrics, getting just some blue accents inside and out._a2_

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