Saturday , June 19 2021

Monza in the desert – the new BMW X5 turns into a racing car

Sahara New BMW X5

Monza's circuit moved in the Sahara. Officially presented last summer, the new BMW X5, equipped with the xOffroad package, was held on an improvised track in Morocco, under the command of a professional pilot.

In Merzouga, Morocco, weather conditions did not help those who worked on the construction of a 1: 1 copy of the legendary Monza circuit in the desert. Topographers and technicians, engineers and architects worked on the track for two weeks. Sandstorms that hit the area made them feel like in Sisyphea.


Stones brought from mountain areas to mark a route of 5 793 km were painted white and red, and behind them was mounted fence fences similar to that which was around the original circuit.

BMW Driving Experience A professional instructor, Giorgio Porello, was the driver of the new BMW X5. He knew the Italian track, but going through the improvised version of the desert would be a challenge.

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Giorgio enabled xSand (xRocks, xGravel and xSnow and the other three available modes) and stepped on acceleration, demonstrating strength, stability and service.

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