This week kicks off the U.S. media launch for the all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) [Official Thread] and we’re on hand in Vancouver for the event.
We’ll bring you our coverage soon, but for now, have a look at the video BMW put together to kick off the press launch week.
A BIMMERPOST member shares with us his photos and impressions from a closed room viewing event of the 2015 X5 (F15).
Video set of the newly launched 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i (in Mineral White) and xDrive30d (in Space Gray), with looks at driving scenes, exterior design and the interiors/functionality.
The 2014 xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4L V8 outputting 445hp / 480 lb-ft and covers 0-60mph in 4.9 sec. It starts at $68,200 in the U.S. The xDrive30d is not available in the U.S., but the xDrive35d comes in early 2014 [more details].
Edmunds posts a review of the F15 X5 xDrive50i.
The 2014 BMW X5 first drive review impressions are in! Has the X5 been improved upon or taken any steps backwards? Read on….
The new BMW X5 is due to arrive in the showrooms on 16 November 2013. The launch of this third generation of the most successful Sports Activity Vehicle in the world will also introduce the BMW M50d M Performance Automobile. Boasting the world’s most powerful six-in-line diesel engine, suspension technology with hallmark M precision-tuning and aerodynamically honed exterior features, the BMW X5 M50d [not for North America] combines superior dynamics on the road with unimpeachable traction off the beaten track. The other character facets of … CONTINUED
A member spotted this X5 M Sport in Vienna last week.
For comparison, here is the X5 M Sport in Glacier Silver: http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867659
The new BMW X5 raises efficiency to another new level in the world of the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV). BMW is using the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to present the logical next step towards landmark efficiency in the SAV segment. The BMW Concept X5 eDrive combines the brand of driving pleasure for which the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is renowned and a luxurious ambience within the variable-use interior with a plug-in hybrid drive concept. Its innovative BMW eDrive technology guarantees the hallmark … CONTINUED
Development of the F15 X5 M continues…
Like the standard F15 X5, the next X5 M should also weigh less than the current X5 M. Expect it to be powered by the S63Tu from the M5/M6 (current X5 M uses the S63 engine), but with a power hike. We should see the X5 M hit dealers by the end of next year – early 2015.
Here’s a quick shot of the F15 X5 next to the E70 X5, for a good real life comparison.
Lumma Design renders up its proposed aero kit for the F15 X5. We’re thinking it needs more vents!
Production of the third-generation BMW F15 X5 officially began today with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their region. The first, new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology). It features Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be exported to a dealer in Eastern Europe.
“Since 1999, the X5 has been a significant contributor to the Spartanburg plant’s global success,” said BMW Manufacturing President, Josef Kerscher. “Our team will … CONTINUED
BMWUSA.com now has the Build Your Own feature updated for the 2014 BMW X5 (F15). It has some bugs still, but go forth and configure!
Here are more photos of the F15 X5 M Sport (xDrive50i), for the first time in Glacier Silver. This is a U.S. spec car as you can tell from the ginormous side reflectors
Full U.S. pricing details for the X5 M Sport and all other models have recently been released (see pricing guide). The model seen here, the xDrive50i, starts at $69,125.