The Bavarian company has released new details with the facelift version 2011 BMW X5 offering extensive information and specs on each of the variants within this class.
The 2011 BMW X5 facelift comes with a long array of improvements among which the most important would be the revised engine range which now includes a V8, a straight 6-cylinder petrol with BMW’s TwinTurbo and direct injection technology plus two new 6-cylinder diesel engines. Power ranges from 245 BHP (180 kW) to 407 BHP (300 kW) while fuel consumption and emission levels have also improved by around 10 percent.
In fact the most fuel efficient variants are the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i which packs 306 BHP (225 kW) and 400 Nm ot torque and needs 10.1-litres of gasoline per 100 Km or the diesel variant xDrive30d that can cover 100 Km on just 7.4-litres of fuel. The 2011 BMW X5 xDrive30d develops 245 BHP and 540 Nm of torque while needing 7.6 seconds to reach 100 Km/h from a stand still.
You can find the whole list of specs and details regarding the new 2011 BMW X5 Facelift in the official press release below.
BMW press release :
More dynamic, efficient and luxurious than ever, the new BMW X5 continues to strengthen its leading position within the competitive environment of four-wheel driven premium vehicles. Selective design modifications authentically express enhanced sporting characteristics and a completely new engine portfolio combines the highest level of driving pleasure with unprecedented efficiency. Optimally enhanced intelligent four-wheel drive technology
BMW xDrive ensures superior dynamics both on and off-road. A widened choice of driver assistance systems and BMW ConnectedDrive services underlines the innovative character of the new BMW X5. With these versatile qualities it presents itself as a modern and up-to-date further development
of the Sports Activity Vehicle concept, which was established in 1999 with the launch of the first-generation BMW X5.
The design: Clear focus on enhanced sporting characteristics.
The BMW X5’s bodywork design is characterised by harmonious proportions expressing both the powerful elegance and agility of the vehicle. The newly interpreted design vocabulary typical of BMW X models comprises above all the structure of the front apron and the position of the standard fog lamps
as well as a redesigned rear apron adopting the structure of the front end.
An increase in the percentage of front and rear end surfaces painted in body colour emphasises the on-road characteristics of the BMW X5, thereby reflecting the vehicle’s higher level of sportiness.
The engine range: Increased power output, optimised efficiency.
A completely revised engine range ensures that the BMW X5 will continue to strengthen its leading role as the most dynamic vehicle in its segment.
It comprises a V8 and a straight six-cylinder petrol power unit featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection as well as two versions of the latest generation of BMW six-cylinder diesel engines. Power output ranges from 180 kW/245 bhp to 300 kW/407 bhp. In spite of significantly improved performance, fuel consumption and emission levels are up to 10 percent lower compared to their predecessors. An eight-speed automatic transmission contributes additionally towards enhancing the efficiency, dynamics and motoring comfort of the new BMW X5.
The model range is complemented by the BMW X5 M, an extremely performance-oriented exception in its competitive environment. This high M TwinPower Turbo technology. All versions of the new BMW X5 fulfil the EU5 emission standard in Europe and ULEV II in the US respectively.
BMW xDrive: Newly adapted intelligent four-wheel drive technology.
The intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive is a guarantee of characteristic driving dynamics on tarmac and supreme off-road traction.
The xDrive technology featured in the new BMW X5 assists a dynamic driving style more intensively through the revised distribution of torque. Active Steering and Adaptive Drive with electronically controlled dampers and Dynamic Stability Control are optionally available for the BMW X5.
The BMW X5 M is equipped with a M-specific suspension construction including Adaptive Drive. Furthermore, the vehicle is fitted with Dynamic Performance Control as a standard xDrive feature.
The interior: Luxurious and variable.
In addition to the high seating position, the luxurious ambience contributes towards the characteristic driving experience provided by the BMW X5. Moreover, the interior stands out through a high level of variability. The luggage compartment can be extended from a capacity of 620 litres to
a maximum of 1,750 litres Thanks to third-row seats, the BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons.
Innovative BMW ConnectedDrive driver assistance systems.
For the new BMW X5, the spectrum of features offered by BMW ConnectedDrive has been extended to comprise the driver assistance systems Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info and Side View. In addition, Head-up Display, Adaptive Cornering Headlights, High-beam Assistant, Park Distance Control and reversing camera including Top View are available.
Production at the BMW Spartanburg plant.
The new BMW X5 is produced at the BMW Spartanburg plant. The BMW X6 and X6 ActiveHybrid are also built there. In addition to efficient and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes, this production facility located in the US Federal State of South Carolina is characterised above all by a high degree of competence with regard to BMW X models.
2. Main characteristics.
• With an entirely revised range of engines, concise design modifications and innovate driver assistance systems, the new BMW X5 continues to strengthen its supremacy within the competitive environment.
The consistent further development has led to even further improved standards in terms of sporting performance and efficiency, modern aesthetics and exclusivity. With greater supremacy than ever, the new BMW X5 clearly underlines the driving pleasure that is characteristic of
a luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle. Consequently, it remains the benchmark and spearhead within this particular vehicle segment, which was initially established by the first generation of the BMW X5.
• Thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics, all versions of the new BMW X5 achieve the optimum ratio between performance and fuel consumption in each of their engine classes. The new top-of-the-range model is the BMW X5 xDrive50i, whose V8 power unit featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct petrol injection (High Precision Injection) has an output of 300 kW/407 bhp. The new BMW X5 xDrive35i is powered by a 225 kW/306 bhp straight six-cylinder engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC. The all-aluminium six-cylinder diesel with TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection featured in the BMW X5 xDrive40d delivers the same output and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. With an average fuel consumption of 7.4 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle, the BMW X5 xDrive30d with 180 kW/245 bhp achieves unprecedented, top-level efficiency values.
All engines comply with the EU5 emission standard.
• All versions of the new BMW X5 are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. With its innovative gear set configuration as well as minimum converter slip, it offers a combination of outstanding shifting dynamics, optimised effectiveness and the highest degree of comfort. Consequently, the eight-speed automatic transmission is a further factor contributing towards enhanced road performance and efficiency.
• The BMW X5 M is available as an additional choice for particularly performance-oriented target groups. The high-performance model of
the BMW M GmbH featuring four-wheel drive is powered by a 408 kW/555 bhp V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo and direct fuel injection, accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds. The BMW X5 M sets new benchmarks in a number of disciplines related to driving dynamics within the competitive environment of BMW X models. Power transmission is effected via an M Sports six-speed automatic gearbox. The suspension components and the Servotronic steering as well as the xDrive four-wheel drive system, including Dynamic Performance Control, feature M-specific enhancement. The vehicle also comes as standard with pneumatic suspension with automatic self-levelling on the rear axle as well as Adaptive Drive with electronically controlled dampers (EDC) and Dynamic Stability Control.
• The design of the new BMW X5 is characterised by well-balanced proportions that make the vehicle look exquisitely dynamic and elegant. Thanks to specific modifications to the front and rear end, all versions
of the BMW X5 clearly visualise a marked increase in driving dynamics. Larger side air intakes at the front and an increased proportion of surfaces painted in body colour within the area of the front and rear end
aprons point to an increase in engine output and emphasise the vehicle’s orientation to the road. The new BMW X5’s athletic character is additionally underlined by the reshaped rear bumper and the tailpipe surrounds.
• In conjunction with the optional Xenon headlights, the dual round headlights incorporate LED corona rings. They provide a particularly superior and effective daytime light function in typical BMW style. The L-shaped, redesigned taillights, each with two homogeneously illuminated LED light banks, reflect the brand-typical nighttime design of the rear end.
• The BMW X5 M is characterised by unique design features, the distinctively athletic styling of which reflect the model’s high-performing qualities. The front end design featuring large air intakes corresponds
to that of the BMW X6 M. Furthermore, differentiation is achieved, inter alia, through model-specific air vents integrated into the side walls and
an extremely muscular looking rear apron surrounding the two twin tailpipes typical of the M concept.
• The interior of the new BMW X5 impresses with a high degree of variability and a luxurious ambience. The high seating position permits
an optimum view of the current traffic situation. The standard equipment includes the latest generation of the iDrive control system, which offers additional possibilities for convenient and intuitive control of all standard and optional audio, navigation and telecommunication functions.
The flexibly utilisable luggage compartment can be extended from a capacity of 620 litres to a maximum of 1,750 litres. Thanks to third-row seats, the BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons.
• The BMW xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive system distributes drive torque between the front and rear axels via an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. Through joint efforts with the DSC Dynamic Stability Control function, distribution in terms of driving dynamics and traction
is adapted directly and according to each particular situation. Optimised xDrive technology featured in the new BMW X5 contributes towards
a further enhanced driving experience. Moreover, spring and damper adjustment of the BMW X5 xDrive50i and the BMW X5 xDrive40d have undergone model-specific modifications. The standard equipment of
the new BMW X5 also includes the speed-dependent Servotronic steering assistance system. Newly devised Active Steering and Adaptive Drive with increased spread are optionally available. Using the Sport button located on the centre console and included in the range of Adaptive Drive options, it is now also possible to activate, in addition to a firmer damper adjustment, a more sporty power steering control map.
• Within the framework of BMW ConnectedDrive, the new BMW X5 offers a multitude of unique driver assistance systems and services for optimising comfort, safety and for the use of the infotainment functions. In addition to the Head-up Display, Adaptive Cornering Headlights, High-beam Assistant, Park Distance Control and reversing camera with Top View, the functions Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info and Side View are all available for the BMW X5.
• In addition to the extremely stiff body structure, standard equipment incorporating front and side airbags, side head airbags for the front and second-row seats, three-point automatic safety belts for all seats, belt tensioners and belt-force limiters as well as crash-active front headrests and the ISOFIX child seat system at the rear contribute towards optimising occupant protection. Furthermore, the new BMW X5 is equipped with dynamic brake lights, runflat safety tyres and a tyre defect indicator.
• High-quality materials, premium finish and a comprehensive range of standard equipment characterise the luxurious style of the new BMW X5. 4-zone automatic climate control is available as an alternative to the 2-zone version. The navigation system Professional features a hard disk storage unit for digital maps and the personal music collection. The audio equipment comprises an MP3-compatible CD player and an AUX-IN connection. Further options include, inter alia, a USB audio connection, the BMW Individual High-End audio system, a DVD changer and a DVD entertainment system. New exterior and interior colours and light-alloy wheels add to the modern look of the car.
BMW X5 xDrive50i: V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo
and direct injection (High Precision Injection),
Displacement: 4,395 cc, power output:
300 kW/407 bhp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm,
Max. torque: 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 5.5 seconds,
Top speed: 250 km/h,
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 12.5 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emission level according to EU: 292 g/km, emission standard: EU5.
BMW X5 xDrive35i: Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection (High Precision Injection)
and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control,
Displacement: 2,979 cc, power output: 225 kW/306 bhp at 5,800 rpm,
Max. torque: 400 Nm at 1,200 – 5,000 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.8 seconds,
Top speed: 235 km/h,
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 10.1 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emission level according to EU: 236 g/km, emission standard: EU5.
BMW X5 xDrive40d: Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection (piezo injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar),
Displacement: 2,993 cc, power output: 225 kW/306 bhp at 4,400 rpm, Max. torque: 600 Nm at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.6 seconds,
Top speed: 236 km/h,
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.5 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emission level according to EU: 198 g/km, emission standard: EU5.
BMW X5 xDrive30d: Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection (piezo injectors, max. injection pressure: 1,800 bar),
Displacement: 2,993 cc, power output: 180 kW/245 bhp at 4,000 rpm, Max. torque: 540 Nm at 1,750 – 3,000 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 7.6 seconds,
Top speed: 222 km/h,
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.4 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emission level according to EU: 195 g/km, emission standard: EU5.
BMW X5 M: V8 petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo and direct injection (High Precision Injection),
Displacement: 4,395 cc, power output: 408 kW/555 bhp at 6,000 rpm,
Max. torque: 680 Nm at 1,500 – 5,650 rpm,
Acceleration [0 – -100 km/h]: 4.7 seconds,
Top speed: 250 km/h
(275 km/h with optional M Driver’s Package),
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 13.9 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emission level according to EU: 325 g/km, emission standard: EU5.
3. Design: Supreme sportiness elegantly showcased.
• Harmoniously balanced proportions reflect elegance, presence and solidity.
• Distinctively styled front and rear ends reflecting enhanced sportiness.
• Interior with a generous and luxurious ambience.
The body design of the new BMW X5 is characterised by well-balanced proportions that accentuate both the vehicle’s powerful elegance and its agility. A long wheelbase, short front and rear body overhangs and large wheels provide a visual balance of the front and rear section of the vehicle, this serving as an indication of permanent four-wheel drive technology.
The angles of all pillars have been designed to sweep upwards to merge at
an imaginary vanishing point at the roofline, strengthening the impression
of a body powerfully supported by the front and rear wheels.
Furthermore, the sides of the vehicle are elegantly stretched through the dominance of horizontal lines. The surface of the bonnet flows seamlessly into the waistline. The prominent, gently inclined contour line at door handle level extends from the front wheel arches to the rear of the vehicle. Square-shaped, powerfully contoured wheel arches symbolise stability and presence.
The Sports Activity Vehicle boasts a dynamic, robust and elegant appearance, its design reflecting superior sportiness on the road, an excellent off-road potential and the premium character of a luxury-segment vehicle.
Newly conceived, intensely road-oriented front end.
With its distinctively contoured bonnet, large-sized BMW kidney grille and dual round headlights slightly cut off at the top, the new BMW X5 boasts a strikingly expressive front end that symbolises power and presence. The new interpretation of this look, which is characteristic of BMW X models, comprises in particular the structure of the front apron and the position of the fog lamps featured as standard. Due to an increased number of elements painted in matching body colour, the front end gives the impression of being nearer to the road surface. At the same time, the increased size of both the inner and the two outer air intakes indicates the boosted engine output. Hence, the newly conceived front end accentuates the BMW X5’s further enhanced sporting performance.
The black plastic trim at the bottom edge of the body is now considerably narrower. A matt-finished silver underride protection extending across the entire width of the middle air intake, thereby emphasising the muscular features of this Sports Activity Vehicle, additionally accentuates the new BMW X5’s robust character.
Together with the dual round headlights, the fog lamps, which are now situated higher and closer to the BMW kidney grille, form a triangular design typical of BMW X models. The visual unity of light sources resulting from this configuration serves to symbolise a particularly intensive focus on the road. The new BMW X5’s headlight units strongly emphasise the exceptionally high quality. The technology-oriented structure of the cylinder-shaped light sources featured by the optional Xenon headlights is highlighted by a black matt-finished trim. Furthermore, LED corona rings serve as position lights and daytime driving lights. BMW’s characteristic daytime driving light design is distinctively enhanced by the bright white beam emitted by these light sources.
Rear end with a powerful, sporting charisma.
Here too, an increased number of surfaces painted in matching body colour give the rear end of the new BMW X5 a particularly elegant and at the same time sporting appearance. The newly conceived rear apron takes up the graphic structure of the front end. The intricately designed surrounds of the tailpipes, which are located far to the side, are painted in body colour, underlining the vehicle’s premium character. In the centre, a matt-finished silver underride protection emphasises the robustness and off-road suitability of the Sports Activity Vehicle.
Above the bumper, the rear of the BMW X5 is divided by parallel horizontal lines. The result is an accentuation of the width, highlighting the vehicle’s muscular features.
The L-shaped, redesigned taillights, each with two homogeneously illuminated LED light banks, reflect the brand-typical nighttime design of the rear end. Additionally, the vehicle width is emphasised by the narrowly designed white light-bands of the reversing lights.
A new choice of body colours provides further visual enhancements.
The colours Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronze have
been added to the range of metallic colours available for the BMW X5.
Interior: Luxurious ambience, generous amount of space, new leather colours.
The interior of the BMW X5 is characterised by a generous amount of space and a modern, sophisticated design. Thanks to exceptional variability in a luxurious ambience, the highest demands with regard to functionality are fulfilled in a particularly exclusive fashion. The horizontal structure of the dashboard and a harmonious match with the door trim underline the generous amount of passenger compartment space. Comfortable seats, high-grade materials and carefully matched colour combinations accentuate the premium character of this modern Sports Activity Vehicle. The optional leather trim Nevada is now also available in the colours Cinnamon Brown and Oyster. The choice of interior options has been complemented by a matt Satin Silver trim strip.
BMW X5 M: Typical M features for greater dynamics and exclusiveness.
The design of the BMW X5 M expresses the extraordinary potential of this model with regard to driving dynamics. The front end design with large air intakes gives indication of the superior power of the V8 engine. Bonnet, front apron and a headlight design derived from the BMW X6 ensure a particularly dynamic appearance.
The proportions of the BMW X5 M reflect the variability of this Sports Activity Vehicle. However, model-specific air vents integrated into the side walls and likewise individually conceived 20-inch light alloys provide distinctive differentiation. Typical M sporting characteristics are also individually interpreted at the rear. The design of the rear apron of the BMW X5 M reflects tremendous power and presence. The two twin exhaust tailpipes surrounded by the rear apron are typical M features. Furthermore, the BMW X5 M now also features restyled LED taillights and particularly narrowly designed white light-bands for the reversing lights.
Compared with the BMW X5, the percentage of black plastic surfaces in the lower section of the body has been reduced on the BMW X5 M. In this way the road-orientation of the BMW X5 M is emphasised even further. Over and above that, all body elements fulfilling critical functions with regard to aerodynamics and the supply of cooling air have been clearly accentuated. With these unmistakable features typical of the M concept, the four-wheel drive, high-performance sports car expresses its very own individual character. At first sight, the BMW X5 M immediately reveals both power
The electrically adjustable and heated M seats featured in the BMW X5 M come in leather in BMW Individual Merino quality. The natural grain and
the soft surface of this leather quality have a remarkably elegant look and a particularly pleasant feel.
The leather trim, which in addition to the centre console includes the armrest, door mirrors and door grab handles, is available in the colours Black, Silverstone and Bamboo Beige. The seats feature an M-specific seam pattern. The M logo is additionally imprinted into the front seat headrests.
An all-leather interior in Merino quality is also optionally available. This version includes additional leather surfaces on the back of the backrests and on the door panels as well as the leather colours Cinnamon and Sakhir Orange as further options to chose from.
4. The powertrain: Increased power, reduced emissions thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics.
• Completely revised portfolio of petrol and diesel engines: power range from 180 kW/245 bhp to 300 kW/407 bhp.
• Eight-speed automatic transmission and comprehensive BMW EfficientDynamics measures as standard.
• Four-wheel drive high-performance sports car: BMW X5 M with 408 kW/555 bhp V8 engine and supreme dynamics.
A completely revised engine range ensures that the BMW X5 will continue to strengthen its leading role as the most dynamic vehicle in its segment. The choice of petrol engines now comprises a V8 and a straight six-cylinder power unit, both of which feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and direct
In addition, two variants of the new generation of the BMW straight six-cylinder diesel engines are available. Both all-aluminium power units are turbocharged and utilise the latest Common Rail direct injection technology.
All power units available for the BMW X5 set the benchmark in sporting power development and efficiency in their respective engine class. They comply with the EU5 emission standard in Europe and with ULEV II in the USA respectively. Drive power of each engine is transferred via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, whose outstanding efficiency also contributes towards a reduction of fuel consumption and emission levels.
All this is supplemented by BMW EfficientDynamics measures, the combination of which is adapted to suit each model. This technology, which also comes as standard, includes brake energy regeneration and demand-controlled ancillary components including the electric coolant pump, the
map-controlled oil pump, the disengageable air conditioning compressor
as well as a transfer box optimised for efficiency. Furthermore, the measures comprise intelligent lightweight construction, tyres with reduced rolling resistance and optimised aerodynamics including active air vent control.
As a result of the comprehensive drive technology innovations and the consistent implementation of BMW EfficientDynamics, all versions of the
new BMW X5 offer a ratio between vehicle performance and fuel consumption that is unrivalled in their respective competitive segments.
Petrol engines: Significantly increased output thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo.
Due to its V8 engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and High Precision Injection, output of the new BMW X5 xDrive50i has increased by 39 kW compared with the predecessor model. The unique 4.4-litre engine, the turbochargers of which are located inside the V section between the cylinder banks, develops an output of 300 kW/407 bhp within an engine speed range of 5,500 to 6,400 rpm. Maximum torque is at 600 Nm between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm. The extremely spontaneous and fascinatingly high-revving V8 engine offers outstanding sporting performance and is at the same time the most efficient engine of its kind worldwide.
The BMW X5 xDrive50i accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, reaching its top speed at 250 km/h. Average fuel consumption according to the EU test cycle is 12.5 litres/100 km. The CO2 emission level is 292 grams/km.
Likewise, the second petrol engine variant of the new BMW X5 is characterised by significantly improved performance and impressive efficiency. The BMW X5 xDrive35i features the first straight six-cylinder to combine BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, direct petrol injection (High Precision Injection) and VALVETRONIC variable valve control. Its supercharging system where – adhering to the Twin Scroll principle – the ducts of three cylinders at a time are separated from one another both in the exhaust manifold and the turbocharger, and the further developed VALVETRONIC system lend the
3-litre power unit its fascinatingly spontaneous response behaviour. With 225 kW/306 bhp at 5,800 rpm, the engine surpasses its predecessor’s maximum output by 25 kW. Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm. The new BMW X5 xDrive35i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, top speed being 235 km/h. The significantly increased output is combined with an average fuel consumption reduced to 10.1 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 236 grams/km.
New generation of diesel engines in two output categories.
The diesel engines available for the new BMW X5 also originate from a new generation of power units. An all-aluminium construction, the latest Common Rail direct injection technology with piezo injectors and a turbocharger provide both 3-litre straight six-cylinder engines with impressive power, awesome running refinement and unparalleled efficiency. A further reduction in weight compared to each of their predecessors additionally enhances the agility of the diesel engine variants that are on offer for the BMW X5.
Above all, the new BMW X5 xDrive40d is characterised by exceptionally high performance qualities. Thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and Common Rail direct injection, its power unit, which was first presented in the BMW 740d luxury saloon, delivers a maximum output of 225 kW/306 bhp at 4,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 600 Nm available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. Torque of 450 Nm is already achieved at an engine speed of 1,000 rpm. More than 90 percent of maximum output is available within a range of 3,500 to 5,000 rpm. The new diesel has a maximum engine speed
of 5,600 rpm.
The supercharging technology featured by the new high-performance diesel engine adheres to the Variable Twin Turbo principle. This means that initially, just above idling speed, a small charger is activated, with an additional larger charger being activated when higher torque is required. Spontaneous and consistent accelerating power allows the BMW X5 xDrive40d to sprint from
0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds. Top speed is 236 km/h. Exceptionally sporty development of power is coupled with impressive efficiency. This is mainly
due to the Common Rail technology, operating at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar and guaranteeing an extremely accurately regulated fuel supply.
The BMW X5 xDrive40d has an average fuel consumption of 7.5 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 198 g/km.
The second diesel variant in the model range is the new BMW X5 xDrive30d. Its straight six-cylinder engine is supercharged and has a variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection operating at a maximum pressure of 1,800 bar. The engine generates its maximum output of 180 kW/245 bhp at 4,000 rpm, producing its maximum torque of 540 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. The new BMW X5 xDrive30d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 222 km/h. In spite of having a 7 kW higher output than its predecessor, the vehicle’s average fuel consumption
in the EU test cycle is now 7.4 litres/100 km, a reduction of 10%. The new
BMW X5 xDrive30d achieves a CO2 emission level of 195 grams/km.
Fitted as standard: Eight-speed automatic transmission with optimised shifting dynamics and unmatched efficiency.
All new BMW X5 model variants are equipped as standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The new transmission combines shifting comfort, sporting characteristics and efficiency at an unprecedented level. It contributes even more significantly towards a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions than the six-speed automatic transmission featured in previous BMW X5 vehicles. The new eight-speed automatic transmission is characterised by minimum converter slip and an innovative gear set configuration that permits additional drive positions and a greater transmission ratio spread without having negative effects on size, weight and the system’s intrinsic efficiency.
BMW X5 M: Superior dynamics thanks to a V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo.
The new V8 high-performance power unit developed for the BMW X5 M offers performance characteristics that have been precisely adapted to the character of this four-wheel drive high-performance model. The 4,395 cc eight-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo and direct petrol injection delivers a maximum output of 408 kW/555 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 680 Nm available between 1,500 and 5,650 rpm. The BMW X5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds, top speed being 250 km/h (275 km/h with the optional M Driver’s Package).
An innovative construction principle ensures development of power typical
of the M concept. M TwinPower Turbo with Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology and patented BMW Cylinder Bank Comprehensive Manifold fascinates through extremely spontaneous response, linear power build-up and a remarkably constant torque curve. Turbocharger and catalytic converters are located in the V section between the cylinder banks. The positioning of intake and exhaust ducts resulting from this facilitates shortened and widened pipes, minimising pressure losses on the exhaust side.
In addition, the cylinder-bank-comprehensive merging of exhaust gas flows from two cylinders at a time ensures optimum gas throughput. Separation
of gas flow is continued until the gas reaches the turbine wheel, spooling the two twin-scroll turbochargers without back-pressure. Maximum supercharging pressure of the system is 1.5 bar. The implementation of Twin Scroll Twin Turbo technology with Cylinder Bank Comprehensive Manifold supercharging ensures unique utilisation of potential. The impressive development of power is accompanied by a fascinating engine sound that accentuates the high-revving characteristics and linear power build-up with a dynamic acoustic effect typical of BMW M automobiles.
The M TwinPower Turbo offers outstanding performance coupled with a high level of efficiency. In addition to direct fuel injection (High Precision Injection), the BMW X5 M is equipped with numerous BMW EfficientDynamics technologies. Apart from brake energy regeneration, these also include on-demand control of the electric fuel pump and the disengageable a/c compressor as well as flow-controlled supply of hydraulic fuel for the Dynamic Stability Control system. The BMW X5 M achieves an average fuel consumption of 13.9 litres/100 km in an EU test cycle and CO2 emission level is 325 grams per kilometre. The car fulfils not only the requirements of the
US LEV II emission standard, but also the EU5 requirements in Europe.
M Sports Automatic with electronic gearshift selector and shifting paddles on the steering wheel.
The six-speed automatic transmission featured for the first time on a BMW M model enhances the high-performance character of the BMW X5 M through spontaneous response, direct connection to the engine and a high level of shifting comfort. The new M Sports Automatic is commanded by an
electronic gearshift selector on the centre console. In addition to the D drive mode, the driver has a choice of the S and M modes, each of which offer even sportier shifting characteristics.
Manual gear shifting is effected via aluminium M-style shifting paddles located on the steering wheel. In manual mode, shifting is significantly quicker thanks to a new technology that reduces torque in the transmission through deactivation of individual cylinders, thereby accentuating the athletic character of the vehicle. In the M mode, each selected gear is held up to redline in order to give the driver perfect control of the vehicle under the most demanding driving conditions. Therefore, there is no automatic upshifting in this mode. A further option in the M mode is the activation of the Launch Control function, which enables the driver to accelerate from standstill with maximum performance. When the accelerator pedal is fully depressed, the M Sports Automatic automatically shifts up at the ideal time and with optimally controlled slip.
5. Suspension and driving experience: Unrivalled dynamics, uncompromising supremacy.
• Double-track control arm front axle and lightweight integral rear axle.
• Intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive with new configuration for supreme dynamic performance.
• Servotronic steering as standard, Active Steering and rear-axle pneumatic suspension optionally available.
The suspension technology used on the new BMW X5 is the ideal prerequisite for supreme driving dynamics on tarmac. The suspension of
the Sports Activity Vehicle features a double-track control arm front axle and
a lightweight integral rear axle. The additionally available rear-axle air suspension, including automatic self-levelling, ensures a consistent ride height and unaltered driving characteristics at all times, regardless of load conditions.
The new BMW X5’s rack-and-pinion steering comes as standard with the Servotronic function for speed-dependent power steering. Furthermore, an active steering function is available, which additionally varies steering transmission according to speed. Therefore, less steering wheel movement and effort are required when parking, whilst at high speeds a more indirect behaviour is achieved and the effect of power steering reduced in order
to enhance directional stability and ride comfort.
Optimum supremacy with revised Adaptive Drive.
A combination of active body-roll stabilisation and variable damping control incorporated into the revised Adaptive Drive system with increased spreading is the guarantee of unparalleled supremacy within the BMW X5 competitive environment. With the aid of sensors, Adaptive Drive permanently monitors and calculates data on the road speed, steering angle, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, body and wheel velocity as well as height levels. This information is used to control the swivel motors on the anti-roll bars and the electro-magnetic shock-absorber valves. In this way, body roll is reduced and damping is constantly regulated according to the current driving situation. The FlexRay high-speed data transmission system is used for fast and reliable coordination. In addition to selecting a firmer damper configuration, the driver can now even activate a more sporting control map of the steering assistance using the sport button on the centre console.
High-performance brake system and tyres with emergency running properties.
The BMW X5’s high performance brake system guarantees outstanding stopping power. Newly conceived lightweight brakes with 385 mm discs at the front and an aluminium floating-calliper construction on the front and rear axles of the top-of-the-range BMW X5 xDrive50i ensure extreme stability
and maximum braking comfort.
Standard features on the new BMW X5 also include 19-inch light-alloy wheels on the BMW X5 xDrive50i and 18-inch light alloys on all other variants. The range of optionally available light-alloys for the new BMW X5 is complemented by three variants with a Y-spoke design and 19- and 20-inch wheels respectively. Runflat safety tyres, also supplied as standard, allow the driver to continue his journey and reach a garage even in the event of a total loss of tyre pressure. Depending on the load condition, it is possible to continue driving for a distance of between 50 and 250 kilometres. Furthermore, the tyre defect indicator permanently monitors the tyre pressure.
Intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive technology:
Fast response and precision for enhanced driving dynamics
and optimised traction.
Permanent four-wheel drive with electronically-controlled variable torque distribution between front and rear axles not only gives the new BMW X5 supreme traction on off-road terrain, but also superior driving dynamics on tarmac.
BMW xDrive technology was initially featured in the first-generation BMW X5 and has since then been constantly refined. It is an intelligent four-wheel drive system that uses a transfer box with an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch to constantly feed power as required to the axle that has the best contact with the road surface. As a result, xDrive also enhances driving stability when taking bends at higher speeds as it anticipates any tendency to oversteer or understeer and counteracts these forces effectively.
In normal driving situations, BMW xDrive distributes drive forces to the front and rear axles in a 40:60 split. Sensors constantly monitor slip on all wheels. Within a fraction of a second, the system is able to vary the power distribution ratio.
As opposed to previous four-wheel drive systems, BMW xDrive also acts anticipatorily and does not wait until a wheel begins to spin. Therefore, the vehicle is stabilised before the driver even notices the need to take action. Thanks to a new basic configuration, BMW xDrive featured in the new
BMW X5 contributes even more significantly towards an increase in driving dynamics. During cornering, driver power is increasingly shifted to the rear axle. After cornering, the system returns to the normal setting to ensure optimum traction and stability.
Precisely controlled coordination of xDrive and DSC.
Fast and precise adjustment of drive power distribution is guaranteed by
the combined efforts of xDrive, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and the Integrated Chassis Management (ICM). This combination is also complemented by the optionally available, revised Active Steering system.
The stabilising effect of the variable distribution of power reduces the necessity for the DSC system to intervene. The selective braking of individual wheels and a reduction in engine output are not required until the threshold
is reached. Additional DSC functions include the ABS antilock braking system, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), a trailer stability control system,
Hill Descent Control (HDC), Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). Moreover, the system comprises brake drying in wet conditions, the hill-start assistant, fading compensation as well as the standard cruise control system with braking function. The special mode Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) raises the tolerance of DSC, thereby facilitating an exceptionally sporting and active style of driving as well as the setting off in deep snow or loose sand with controlled drive wheel spin.
The new BMW X5 is also equipped with a parking brake that uses both an electro-mechanical and a hydraulic function activated or released at the push of a button. The parking brake features an Auto-Hold function that enhances comfort above all in stop-and-go traffic situations. As soon as the car comes to a standstill, Auto-Hold automatically holds the car in position by exerting constant pressure on the brakes also on a gradient until the driver presses down the gas pedal. The driver is not required to keep the brake pedal pressed down while the car is at a hold. The Auto-Hold function is activated and deactivated by a separate button on the centre console.
BMW X5 M: M suspension with Adaptive Drive as standard.
The suspension developed specifically for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M with its double-track control arm front axle and integral rear axle offers M-specific geometry and damping. This is accomplished through optimised control-arm mounts and trailing arm hydrobushings at the front, as well as stiffer axle support mounts at the rear. The standard features also include a pneumatic suspension with self-levelling on the rear axle as well as Adaptive Drive with Electronic Damping Control (EDC) and Dynamic Stability Control.
The special version of Adaptive Drive also serves to lower the entire vehicle by 10 mm versus the regular BMW X5 and incorporates stiffer carrier springs, modified auxiliary springs, three-way support mounts and a damper control with reinforced connection to the body.
The Servotronic feature provides speed-dependent power steering, the degree of which is defined by two control maps. Apart from the standard configuration, the driver is able, using the Adaptive Drive button or the M Drive button, to call up the Sports mode. This activates an uncompromisingly sporting control map with higher control forces for particularly dynamic driving conditions.
When changing from Normal to Sports mode, the system alters not only
the Servotronic control map, but also the damper setting, with the connection
of the dampers to the body of the vehicle being significantly reinforced in
the Sports mode. In conjunction with Dynamic Stability Control, this allows an exceptionally high level of linear lateral forces in fast bends.
Outstanding stopping power with fade reduced to a minimum is guaranteed
by the high-performance braking system, combining four-piston fixed callipers at the front and floating callipers at the rear and featuring in each case large, internally-ventilated lightweight brake discs. The BMW X5 M comes as standard with a model-specific configuration of mixed tyres on 20-inch light alloys. The choice of tyres sized 275/40 R 20 at the front and 315/35 R 20 at the rear is a further result of the characteristic vehicle tuning with an emphasis on rear-wheel drive. The choice of this combination of tyre sizes, which is ideally suited to dynamic handling, promotes exceptionally good transmission of power to the rear axle as well as precise and razor-sharp steering behaviour.
Dynamic performance at the touch of a button: M Drive button on the steering wheel.
In addition to the DSC mode and the specific setup of the dampers and
the steering, the driver may also configure the setup of the drivetrain on
the BMW X5 M. Activating the Power mode influences both engine and transmission behaviour, and the driver can choose between the Sports and Efficiency driving programmes. The Sports programme allows precise control of engine power under the most dynamic driving conditions and ensures a linear build-up of power delivery. The Efficiency programme upshifts at
earlier points not only to significantly reduce fuel consumption under normal driving conditions, but also to allow a relaxed style of driving by taking advantage of the power available at low engine speeds. As a result, efficient motoring is simultaneously coupled with supremacy.
The Power mode and the DSC and EDC settings can be preconfigured using the M Drive menu. With this combination of selected settings, the driver is able to obtain his own personalised vehicle setup. This can be saved and subsequently accessed by pushing the M Drive button on the steering wheel.
BMW xDrive and Dynamic Performance Control with optimised dynamic performance settings.
The intelligent four-wheel drive system xDrive featured by the BMW X5 M comes as standard in conjunction with Dynamic Performance Control. Through variable distribution of motive force between front and rear axles
and between the right and left rear wheels, steering precision and track stability are noticeably further improved in all speed ranges. This means that stabilising DSC intervention is only required in the case of higher lateral acceleration. The driver experiences an unparalleled level of dynamics,
agility and traction that redefine the benchmark in drivetrain and suspension technology.
The BMW X5 M utilises the potential of both systems in a way that is exclusive to the M concept. Using the DSC button on the centre console, the driver can activate the M Dynamic Mode (MDM). This mode raises the DSC control thresholds for brake intervention and engine power reduction and ensures the steering behaviour typical of BMW M by shifting the xDrive control features more to the rear wheels and interacting with Dynamic Performance Control in the process. MDM permits maximum possible speed in bends with significantly delayed control intervention when the vehicle is taken to its physical limits. Even under maximum load in the apex of a bend, the vehicle follows steering inputs with the highest precision, permitting outstandingly high speeds when exiting a bend. Moreover, the DSC Off mode can be activated at the push of a button.
6. Body and safety: Fascinating variability, uncompromising solidity.
• Highly rigid body structure, comprehensive safety features.
• Highly variable interior space with optional third seat row.
• Adaptive Headlights with cornering lights as an option.
Like all BMW X models, the new BMW X5 has an extremely rigid body that – despite of its high degree of torsional stiffness – has an optimum weight thanks to intelligent lightweight construction. For the benefit of passive safety, the forces acting on the vehicle during an accident are passed on via the engine supports and chassis along various load paths, keeping them away from the stable passenger cell.
In addition to front and hip/thorax airbags, the interior of the new BMW X5 comes as standard with side curtain head airbags. It also features three-point automatic seat belts for all seats, belt force limiters, belt tensioners and crash-active headrests at the front as well as the ISOFIX child seat system for the second-row seats. All occupant restraint systems are centrally and electronically controlled. In the event of an imminent roll-over, roll-over sensors ensure that the curtain airbags and the belt tensioners are activated.
High degree of variability in the interior, optional third-row seats.
The BMW X5 offers driving pleasure on the most diverse terrain. The manifold possibilities of use also include a high degree of variability in
the interior. The three seats in the back offer a generous amount of legroom and headway and guarantee an outstanding level of comfort even during long journeys. The luggage compartment offers a storage capacity of 620 litres.
If more space is needed, the 40:60 split rear seats can be either partially or completely folded down. This function provides a totally flat loading area and a maximum storage capacity of 1,750 litres. The wide, horizontally split tailgate, the elements of which open in opposite directions, facilitates convenient loading. The lower section can be used as a platform and carries
a load of 250 kilograms.
Third-row seats are optionally available for the BMW X5. These two seats are provided with headrests and three-point automatic seat belts. The seats can be individually stowed into the vehicle floor. Even when seven seats are in use, the new BMW X5 still has a luggage compartment volume of 200 litres.
Bi-Xenon headlights and Adaptive Headlights as an option.
The dual round headlights of the BMW X5 so typical of the brand ensure excellent illumination of the road. Further standard features are the fog lamps and the light sensor, which automatically activates the low beam according
to ambient brightness. Likewise fitted as standard is a rain sensor that determines the intensity of precipitation, thus facilitating automatic adjustment of the windscreen wipers.
In conjunction with the optional bi-Xenon headlights, the daytime driving lights and positioning lights incorporate LED light rings. BMW’s characteristic daytime driving light design is distinctively enhanced by the bright white beam emitted by these light sources.
In conjunction with the optional bi-Xenon headlights, the new BMW X5 can be equipped with the latest generation of Adaptive Headlights with cornering lights, variable light distribution and adaptive headlight range control. Adaptive Headlights ensure that the road is sufficiently illuminated when taking bends. Each turning direction of the headlights is effected in relation to steering angle, yaw rate and vehicle speed. The cornering light function is integrated into the Adaptive Headlights. When cornering, an additional light cone is produced in order to illuminate the road in the direction the vehicle is moving.
The adaptive headlight range control function also takes vertical road contours into account. When driving over hillcrests, through tunnels or on steep ramps, the light cone is lowered or raised accordingly in order to ensure optimum illumination of the road without dazzling oncoming traffic. Adaptive Headlights also feature variable light distribution, a function that also guarantees an optimized illumination of the carriageway on straight roads. The innovative control system automatically facilitates according to speed an amplification of the field of vision through adequate widening of the light cone.
To avoid collisions from behind, the BMW X5 and the BMW X5 M are equipped with a special warning system for motorists behind. This is a further development of the Adaptive Brake Lights introduced by BMW as the world’s first manufacturer to offer such a feature. When applying the brakes particularly hard and when ABS is activated, drivers following from behind are immediately alerted by the brake lights conspicuously flashing on and off, prompting drivers behind to brake equally as hard. After the car has come to a standstill following particularly powerful application of the brakes, the hazard warning flashers are automatically activated.
7. BMW ConnectedDrive in the new BMW X5: Increased driving pleasure through intelligent networking.
• BMW-exclusive driver assistance systems and mobility services.
• New options: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Info, Side View.
• Unique in the competitive environment: Head-up Display and reversing camera with Top View.
As part of BMW ConnectedDrive, the new BMW X5 offers a multitude of unique driver assistance systems and services for optimising comfort, the use of infotainment functions as well as safety. To meet all these requirements, the exchange of information between the driver, the car itself and the surrounding world is coordinated by BMW ConnectedDrive in a particularly intelligent, target-oriented manner. The task of selecting information and acting appropriately is intentionally left to the driver as the commander in control of all activities. Benefiting from BMW ConnectedDrive and the innovative driver assistance systems offered in this way, the driver gains greater competence, supremacy and safety in virtually all driving situations.
The Sports Activity Vehicle is the only vehicle in its competitive environment which can be equipped with a Head-up Display and a reversing camera including Top View. Further features now available for the new BMW X5 include Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Lane Departure Warning. For the first time, customers of the BMW X5 and BMW X5 M can opt for the systems Speed Limit Info and Side View. Also, the selection of services in areas such as traffic information, emergency call functions, vehicle, enquiry and office services, travel and leisure time planning as well as the Internet has been further enhanced.
Reversing camera with Top View: Perfect overview when manoeuvring the car.
For comfortable parking and manoeuvring, the new BMW X5 is also available with Park Distance Control incorporating sensors at the front and rear of the vehicle as well as a reversing camera, which provides images presented in colour and in an optimum perspective on the control display. Interactive tracking lines show the driver the optimum steering wheel angle for parking
as well as the tightest turning circle. The rear-view camera is particularly helpful when hooking up a trailer, a zoom function serving to enlarge the size of the image around the towbar. Special static lines in the image help the driver correctly asses the distance to another vehicle or object while an interactive docking line geared to the angle of the steering wheel enables the driver to back up precisely to the trailer towbar.
Moreover, the reversing camera available for the BMW X5 is combined with the Top View system. In addition to the back-up camera and the PDC sensors, Top View uses two cameras in the side mirror, the data obtained in this way on the car and its surroundings being processed by a central computer. This serves to provide an overall picture presented on the control display and showing both the car and its surroundings from a bird’s eye perspective. This clear overview then enables the driver to manoeuvre precisely even in confined space.
As a further option, the driver of the new BMW X5 can use Side View for assistance in appropriate situations. Side View uses two cameras integrated in the front wings of the car and serving to monitor traffic moving crosswise to the vehicle. The images obtained in this way are likew