BMW X5 facelift India launch by August; Z4 facelift launch by May

BMW X5 SUV facelift front quarter

BMW will introduce the mid-life updates for its popular X5 SUV by August this year. The refreshed BMW X5 was revealed overseas recently.  Additionally, the updated BMW Z4 roadster will also go on sale in India by May this year along with the all-new BMW M2 that is also expected to see a price announcement around the same time period. 

  1. BMW X5 will get cosmetic tweaks, curved digital panels
  2. Z4 facelift will be priced around Rs 90 lakh (ex-showroom)
  3. New BMW M2 launch also by May 2023

BMW X5 facelift for India: launch by August 2023

The updated X5 gets lightly reworked exterior styling with a reprofiled front bumper and more design differences for the M sport model. Some of the styling bits are inspired by the recently introduced refreshed BMW X7 flagship SUV.  On the inside, the SUV gets more updates like the new curved digital panel mounted atop a lightly reworked dashboard. Running the latest 8.0 version of BMW’s iDrive operating system, it houses a 12.3-inch instrument display and 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard. It also gets the BMW Live Cockpit Plus system, which includes cloud-based BMW Maps navigation. The air conditioning controls also receive touch functions.

Expected options on the India-bound X5 facelift will include a head-up display unit with augmented reality functionality, a panoramic glass sunroof with LED illumination, glass applications for various controls and a Bowers & Wilkins sound system. Expect more details on the new BMW X5 option list and their pricing for India soon. There no mechanical changes expected to the India-spec BMW X5 and the SUV will most likely continue with the current set of petrol and diesel engine options. 

BMW Z4 facelift on cards for May 2023 India launch

The current-gen Z4 that went on sale in India back in 2019, will see major updates that will be similar to the one that’s currently sale overseas. The refreshed Z4 gets minor design amendments. BMW has added remodeled side air intakes to reduce wind arch turbulence. It also gets a new front grille with a horizontal inner design, which the German firm says “reinforces the impression of the wide front end”.

BMW Z4 facelift for India: powertrain details

India will get the top-spec Z4 M40i that comes with 382 hp (285 kW) 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) coming from a 3.0-liter inline-six engine. It will come mated to an eight-speed automatic “Steptronic” gearbox. There will not be a manual gearbox option unlike the one on the India-bound new BMW M2.

BMW Z4 facelift for India: options and pricing

Standard equipment on the India-bound BMW Z4 facelift will include M Sport brake package, M Sport differential, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Adaptive M Suspension, power seats with memory function, cruise control with braking, ambient lighting, loudspeaker audio, smartphone connectivity, wireless charging, BMW live cockpit, M leather wrapped steering wheel,  M sport seats, BMW high gloss Shadow Line package.

BMW Z4 facelift India options and pricing
BMW Z4 facelift est. price Rs 90 lakh
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Exterior equipment Price
Mirror caps in Black Rs 25,000
Softop in anthracite Rs 75,000
Adaptive headlights Rs 2 lakh
High beam assist Rs 50,000
Interior, exterior mirror package Rs 1 lakh
High-gloss Shadow line extended Rs 50,000
19-inch M Jet Black alloy wheels Rs 75,000
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Interior equipment Price
M seat belts Rs 75,000
Harman Kardon Surround sound system Rs 50,000
ISOFIX child seat Rs 25,000
Lumbar support for driver Rs 50,000
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Technology equipment Price
Comfort access Rs 1.25 lakh
Driving assistant Rs 1.75 lakh
Active Cruise control Rs 1.25 lakh
Parking assistant Rs 1.25 lakh
BMW head-up display Rs 2.25 lakh

Optional equipment on the India-bound BMW Z4 facelift will include black wing mirror caps, Anthracite material soft top, Adaptive LED headlamps, High beam assist, Interior and exterior mirror package, Extended Shadow Line package, 19 inch jet black wheels, M799 or M772, M seat belts, Harman Kardon audio system, ISOFIX child seat anchors, Driver lumbar support, Comfort access package, Driver assistant package, Active cruise control, Parking assistant and BMW Head up display.

Exterior paint shade options on the India-bound BMW Z4 facelift include, Thundernight metallic, Skyscraper Grey, Portimao blue, Alpine white, Black Sapphire, San Fransisco Red and Frozen Grey.  Interior shade options include Black, Cognac or Magma red leather.

BMW Z4 facelift India launch details

The Z4 facelift will go on sale in May this year, most likely together with the new BMW M2. Pricing is expected to be in the region of around Rs 90 lakh (ex-showroom).

Also see:

BMW X7 facelift launched at Rs 1.22 crore

New BMW X1 launched at Rs 45.90 lakh

from Autocar India

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