Due to the market launch of the new generation of the X5, the Italian division of the BMW Group took the initiative to mirror the legendary runway Monza in the Sahara sands.
To accomplish the ultimate goal, BMW Italy bet on sand dunes near Merzuga in Morocco, where they made a full copy of the Monza trail, shaping curves, routes and chicago.
The construction of the road lasted 2 weeks with a team of 50 people, including engineers, technologists, general workers and pilots. Together with the many innovations in design and technology, the new BMW X5 debuts the market with a completely new functionality in the form of the xOffroad package. It is activated by means of a special button, then the driver has the option to select between four specially optimized modes of movement beyond the standard routes – xSand, xRocks, xGravel, xSnow. With these modes the vehicle has optimal configurations with respect to the distance of the vehicle from the road, the intelligent four-wheel drive xDrive, gas and transmission response, stabilizer and more.