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BMW X5 variant

New Delhi, June 26: German premium car maker BMW today rolled out a diesel variant of its locally manufactured sports utility vehicle X5 from its Chennai plant at an ex-showroom price of Rs 70.9 lakh.

Deliveries of the BMW X5 in India will start from June. High demand for the vehicle has pushed the waiting period to three months, BMW said in a statement.

The diesel variant of the BMW X5 xDrive30d model, which was launched last month, is being produced in Chennai.

“The third generation BMW X5 has received tremendous customer response and excitement since it was first displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014,” BMW Group India president Philipp von Sahr said.

The company might also consider ramping up the production to meet the huge demand in India, he said.

“The team at the facility will build the all-new BMW X5 with uncompromising engineering. We are confident that the BMW X5 produced in Chennai will further up our momentum in the Indian premium car segment,” said Robert Frittrang, managing director of BMW’s Chennai plant.