BMW X5 Review (2014)

Whats New For 2014

The 2014 bmw x5 is redesigned, and currently offers a rear-wheel-drive possibility.

Introduction - The 2014 bmw x5 marks the luxury sport-utilitys third generation. And once 15 years in production, you might want to finally purchase it with rear-wheel drive. All previous x5s have bring customary all-wheel drive, a lot of for on-road performance than ability within the dirt. Other then if potential buyers were discouraged via the further weight and expense relevant to an all-wheel-drive x5 before, theyre from excuses currently.

Bmw has sensible reason to take the x5 a lot of accessible. The model has actually been a success since its introduction in 1999, among the very first suvs to put on its urban style and utility on its sleeve. The x5 brazenly inferred that driving the long method to a whole new restaurant downtown was a lot of fun than splitting puddles out within the forest. The image worked ; x models account for nearly a third of all bmw brand sales.

The x5 platform carries over unchanged, along with the use of a kind of suspension choices as well as dynamic damper management, automatic rear self-leveling and of course the adaptive m suspension ( area of the m sport package ), that adds a rear air suspension and a lot of aggressive tuning. A dynamic handling package combines dynamic damper management, automatic rear self-leveling suspension, dynamic performance management and active roll stabilization.

The x5s exterior style evolves toward the remainder of the bmw family look. The twin kidney grilles currently satisfy the side of the headlight housings, the latter encasing new flat-bottomed signature corona rings. Air curtains and air breathers -- cutouts within the front fascia and front fenders out to aid cooling and aerodynamics -- additionally debut.

The rear-wheel-drive sdrive35i and all-wheel-drive xdrive35i can each use a turbocharged 3. 0-liter inline six-cylinder generating three hundredunited nations monitors. The unarme horsepower and three hundredunited nations monitors. The unarme pound-feet of torque. Bmw says the new all-wheel-drive x5 is zero. 2 second quicker from zero out to 60 mph ( 6. 2 seconds ). The top-trim xdrive50i gets a twin-turbo 4. 4-liter v8 generating 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The new xdrive50i covers zero out to 60 mph in 4. 9 seconds, a zero. 4-second improvement.

Those who tow will pick the xdrive35d. It uses a revised 3. 0-liter turbodiesel six-cylinder developing 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. All models bring an eight-speed automatic transmission.

A lengthy list of choices and packages, as well as trick features like four-zone automatic climate management, automatic soft-close doors, active led headlights, night eyesight as well as a full-color head-up show create the x5 one in all the sportiest luxury suvs around. The m sport package, by way of example, bundles 19-inch wheels, an aero body kit, sport seats as well as a snappier transmission.

A full suite of advanced tech and safety features includes a navigation system with 10. 2-inch touchscreen, giving the x5 a contemporary electronic edge. A whole new 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat additionally makes for a lot of flexible cargo arrangements.

With the use of a beginning worth of $53, 725 regarding the sdrive35i, the x5 is dearer compared to the land rover lr4, mercedes-benz m-class or porsche cayenne base models. Add many choices towards the x5 and you begin encroaching by the a lot of exclusive land rover vary rover sport.

The 2014 bmw x5 goes on sale late this year, in the diesel model expected early next winter. Check back and get a full review on your new x5, as well as specs, driving impressions and shopping for recommendation because it becomes out there.