BMW has recently unveiled the new generation of the X5, which should start its deliveries across the Old Continent by the end of the year.
The new generation of the BMW X5 F15 is coming with an evolutionary design, getting a more prominent front grille, optional adaptive headlights, aerodynamic front bumper, “air curtains”, which are reducing drag by routing air around the wheel arches along with the rear “aero blades” and some other tweaks, which will make it instantly recognizable. The interior design of the popular SUV is getting LED ambient lighting, Poplar Grain wood trim or Aluminum Hexagon trim, gloss black accents, freestanding iDrive display and much more.
The cabin of the 2014 BMW X5 is adopting an improved design and higher quality materials and it allows its future customers to order the reclining second row, the heated and ventilated front seats, the comfort / sport seats, four-zone automatic climate control, Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen audio system, rear seat entertainment with two displays and even a third row of seats, amongst others, wich should place it ahead of its competition.
Three different engines will be available for the 2014 BMW X5 at the time of its launch, the xDrive50i, 4.4 liter V8, with 450 HP (330 kW) and 650 Nm of torque (479 lb-ft). The 0 to 100 km/h sprint will take 5.0 seconds in this version and top speed will stand at 250 km/h (155 mph). Fuel efficiency will stand at 10.5 L / 100 km (27.2 mpg UK / 22.6 mpg US) and CO2 emissions won’t be more than 244 g/km.
The xDrive30d will be a popular choice, with its 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine, which will produce 258 HP (190 kW) and 560 Nm of torque (413 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 6.9 seconds, and a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Fuel consumption will average 6.2 L / 100 km (45.6 mpg UK / 37.9 mpg US) and CO2 emissions will stand at 164 g/km.
Last but not least, the carmaker will offer the X5 M50d, with the 3.0 liter six-cylinder tri-turbo diesel engine, producing 381 HP (280 kW) and 740 Nm of torque (546 lb-ft), enough for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint of 5.3 seconds and a 250 km/h top speed (155 mph). Fuel consumption will stand at 6.7L/100km (42.2 mpg UK / 35.1 mpg US) and CO2 emissions at 177 g/km. A variety of suspension packages will be available for the model, including the air suspension. The 2014 BMW X5 will be produced in Spartanburg and its first deliveries are expected in Germany, in November.