After being previewed back in May this year, we finally have official pricing for the G05 BMW X5, with the sole, fully-imported (CBU) xDrive40i M Sport variant retailing at RM618,800 on-the-road without insurance. This is significantly less than the estimated price we were told previously, which was RM640,000.

Under the bonnet is a B58 3.0 litre turbocharged straight-six that churns out 335 hp (340 PS) from 5,500 to 6,500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 5,200 rpm, which is paired to a ZF eight-speed sport automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system with a rear differential lock. The SUV will get from zero to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and has a rated combined fuel consumption figure of 9.2 litres/100 km.

Compared to its predecessor, the new X5 is a much larger car, measuring 4,922 mm long (+36 mm), 2,004 mm wide (+66 mm) and 1,745 mm tall (+19 mm), with a 2,975 mm wheelbase (+42 mm).

Our market gets the five-seater option, with 650 litres of boot space (expandable to 1,870 litres by folding the 40:20:40-split rear seats), plus a powered split-opening tailgate and a neat powered cargo cover that slides into the boot floor.

As the variant name suggests, the X5 comes with the M Sport package that features an aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes, body-coloured cladding, gloss black trim and a large rear diffuser with twin integrated exhaust pipes.

There’s also a set of 20-inch Style 740 M ten-spoke alloy wheels that hide larger M Sport brakes with blue calipers, plus adaptive LED headlights and adaptive M suspension on the exterior.

Meanwhile, the interior equipment list includes the BMW Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system, featuring twin 12.3-inch displays and the new BMW Operating System 7.0, keyless entry and start, four-zone climate control, power-adjustable sports seats, Qi wireless charging, a head-up display, twin 10.2-inch rear touchscreens, a 14-speaker, 464-watt Harman Kardon sound system and the BMW Display Key.

Safety-wise, the X5 get the Driving Assistant package that consists of front collision warning with brake intervention (autonomous emergency braking), Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Warning (blind spot monitoring), rear crossing traffic warning and rear collision warning. There’s also a Parking Assistant for parallel and perpendicular manoeuvres, along with a reverse camera.

Available colours for the new X5 include Mineral White, Black Sapphire, Arctic Grey and Phytonic Blue, with either a Black, Cognac or Coffee interior and Aluminium Tetragon or Fineline Stripe wood trim, which is dependant on the exterior colour chosen.

GALLERY: G05 BMW X5 xDrive40i M Sport