Good news and bad news. The good, the new X5 will be built near the market that demands the most, plant Spartenburg the United States. Become the production center for BMW X Factory South Carolina product in dollars.
a little later so for the impatient, but at the right time to exploit the first frost with the new AWD system, suspension and configurable mechanical depending on driving style.
No question indeed to squander with two-wheel drive versions, the xDrive is standard (except X5 sDrive25d) and combines adaptive chassis choice and Dynamic Professional varying damping laws. The eight-speed automatic transmission as standard on the high end that will launch is responsible for making the most of the X5 and lower consumption, notably with a freewheel very useful on a car of this size. But not so heavy as BMW advance a gain of 90 kg for some versions and careful as we can, with the style, detail of our photos aerodynamics.
What is not seen, it is the air inlet controlled to improve the aerodynamic drag components.
The easily recognizable design of the X5 is there, but everything has been redesigned to give it the necessary modernity without deleting anything to his personality. The length increases by 3 cm (4.88 m), while the height is lowered slightly by 1.3 cm with a width almost unchanged.
Large round headlights extending to the BMW kidney grille preserved while the sides are worked according to the current mode. Three modes of personalization will be offered on all versions (Experience, Excellence and Sport M). Inside, the house style is still magnified and integrates infotainment inevitable widescreen. The rear seat is split and folding back in a ratio of 40/20/40 may be replaced by comfort seats. Still optional third row of seats thereby reducing the capacity of the trunk, which in configuration 5/2 places, may offer from 650 to 1870 liters with automatic liftgate series.
At launch, the X5 will be available with the new 4.4 L V8 petrol (450 hp). His power increased by 10% (+ 43 hp) while its average fuel consumption dropped by 16%. Bravo engine. There will also be the X5 30d equipped six-cylinder in-line diesel engine (258 hp) and the X5 M50d, with the same six-cylinder, this time in triple supercharger (381 hp). In December 2013, the range will be enhanced with the X5 40d, the X5 35i, the 25d. Thereof requires approval, will be a version, only the range, two-wheel drive emits only 149 g CO2/km.
The benefit of the BMW X5 Efficient Dynamics technology enriched with always stop and automatic restart, but also ECO PRO mode with freewheel and anticipation assistant function. All models are already comply with the Euro 6 emissions standard. Basically, management is Electric Power Steering with active steering option. At the forefront of these, the latest findings of BMW can be found as head-up display, night vision BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition and animals, aid to the most refined driving with an assistant on bottling highway with cruise control and steering is from the driver’s intervention. Prices are not yet known, but should, in equal equipment, not much change from the current range.