Coscharis Motors, representatives of BMW in Nigeria, has launched the all-new BMW X5, Sports Activity Vehicle, SAV, into the market.
The all-new BMW, popularly known as the Ultimate All-Rounder, replaces the second generation BMW X5 which was launched into the Nigerian market in 2007.
Speaking at the unveiling, Group Managing Director, Mr. Josiah Samuel, who represented the President of Coscharis Group, Dr. Cosmas Maduka at the occasion, said that since the global launch of the BMW X5, it had been setting milestones in its class.
He added that the current generation (the third generation) has again surpassed its benchmarks as a SAV that delivers outstanding luxury and unparalled comfort in every regard.
SAV of solutions
Describing the new X5 as a success story, Samuel said the all-new BMW X5 has a clear solution for whatever challenges that comes its way.
He said: â€œThe striking curves on the BMW X5 signifies a personality that never fails to announce its overriding attributes: supremacy, superiority and sophistication.
â€œThe very moment you come face to face with the all-new BMW X5, your eyes will be instinctively drawn to its compelling design. Its expressive front optional adaptive LED headlights and the athletic side contours generate a masculine look that is beyond comparison.â€
The all-new BMW is available in Nigeria with two powerful engines, including the X-Drive 35i (six cylinder) and X50i (eight cylinder) engines.
The BMW X-Drive 35i twin power turbo six cylinder in-line petrol engine combines a twin scroll turbocharger with Valvetronic, Double-Vanos and high precision injection.
This power plant delivers an output of 225kw (306hp) and takes just 6.5 seconds to sprint from 0 to 100km. This engine reduces average fuel consumption to 8.5 litre/100 km with C02 emission of 197-199g/km.
The twinpower turbo V8 engine combines two turbochargers with Double-Vanos and high precision injection 650 Nm at engine speeds of between 2000-4500rpm.
This engine delivers an output of 330kw (450hp) and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in an incredible five seconds. The high precision injection endures super efficient fuel consumption.
With this, the Group Managing Director said, Coscharis Motors has moved up a notch or more on the value added scale.
He said: â€œWe are showing that we have the potential to continue exploiting the high value-added auto sector. We must emphasise that in launching the third generation of the X5, we are also celebrating the international aspect of the company with its link and business relationship with BMW, Germany.
â€œToday we shall continue the story of joy: the story of Coscharis Group, the all-new BMW X5 which second generation we had launched in June 2007.
â€œWe are not only celebrating our successful past as a company but more importantly, we are looking into the future.
â€œA future that starts now with the launch of the all-new X5 being part of our drive to incessantly re-invent the company and our BMW brandâ€™s portfolio.â€