Testing on the second generation BMW X5 M continues while the prototypes shed some camouflage. This is the first red F85 X5 M we’ve seen and as with earlier prototypes, it wears the signature M components – huge front air intakes, more aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also have a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, unlike the current X5 M, feature a new angled design (same as … CONTINUED
BIMMERPOST Member and M3 owner John just took delivery of his all new 2014 X5 xDrive35i. He shares with us his lowdown on general impressions of the car, along with order and option opinions.
As of March 2014 a large selection of BMW M Performance parts will be available for all model variants of the Sports Activity Vehicle, giving the new BMW X5 an even more athletic look as it lines up at the start. Its powerful appearance can be further highlighted by means of a black decorative grid for the BMW kidney grille, a front splitter and exterior mirror caps in carbon, air ducting elements, a diffuser insert for the rear apron and side sill foils with … CONTINUED
Hamann wheels certainly have a way of fitting in well with the bigger vehicles in the BMW stable, and look right at home on the new X5.
For now, Hamann is showing off two styles of their wheels on the X5, namely the Design Edition Race “Anodized” 23 inch wheels and the “Anniversary EVO” 22 inch wheels.
But rest assured, Hamann is certain to later unveil a full range of wheels and “optik tuning” kits.
BIMMERPOST member dencoop just took Performance Center Delivery of his new 2014 BMW X5 F15 at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He captured the experience in photos and videos which he now shares with the community.
Video showing the great presentation given at the official launch of the BMW X5 (F15) in Russia.
This F15 X5 suspension options chart helps clarify the difference between stock, DDC, Adaptive M, and the Dynamic Handling Package and also has the suspensions of some of the X5′s competition listed for comparison.
Note: This is a US specific chart.
BMW US has finally released the hold on 2014 X5 xDrive50i models and deliveries have now begun.
Check out our first delivery with impressions and pics.
The X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid model has now been spotted undergoing testing. These may only be a couple of photos, but we already know what the F15 X5 looks like. We expect the X5 eDrive to launch sometime around early 2015.
As for specs? The X5 eDrive Concept model was unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show in September and featured:
• Four cylinder turbocharged engine (approximately 171 horsepower)
• Paired with electric motor (provides 95 horsepower)
• Up to 70 MPH (120km/h) on electric power alone
• Maximum range … CONTINUED
Download the full owner’s manual (PDF) for the 2014 X5 sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i.
A new 2014 F15 X5 owner shares his Performance Center Delivery and ownership experience with us:
just got back from the Performance Center Delivery of my 2014 X5. This was my third PCD and it was just as great an experience as the other two. I’m a bit tired from my 1200 mile drive home, so I’ll post some pics and add more info to this thread over the next day or so.
2014 X5 XDrive 35i xLine
Mocha Nappa Interior design Package… CONTINUED
The X5 M50d is reviewed by Car Buyer. The M50d features 381 horsepower and 546 lb-ft of torque, from just three liters of displacement (with tri-turbos).
Unfortunately, like the last generation M50d, this one is available for our European members only.