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


Sahara New BMW X5

Monza Circuit has moved in the Sahara desert. Officially presented last summer, the new BMW X5, which is equipped with the xOffroad package, runs on an improvised track in Morocco, under the command of a professional pilot.

In Merzouga, in Morocco, the weather conditions did not help those who had worked to build 1: 1 copy of the legendary Monza circuit in the desert. Topographers and technicians, engineers and architects worked on the circuit for two weeks. The sandstorms that hit the area made them feel like they were doing Sisyphus.


Rocks carried from the mountainous area to describe the 5,793-kilometer route were painted white and red, and beyond that the tire safety fence, similar to that found around the original circuit, was installed.

BMW Driving Experience Professional instructor, Giorgio Porello, is the driver of the new BMW X5. He knows the Italian circuit, but through an improvised version in the desert it will be a challenge.

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Giorgio combined xSand (xRocks, xGravel and xSnow and three other modes available) and stepped on the acceleration for demonstrations of strength, stability and handling.


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