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.
The BMW Concept X5 Security Plus is the only vehicle in this class which fulfills the requirements of protection level VR6. Offering all-round protection against violent assault, kidnapping and organised crime, this model therefore meets the needs of risk-exposed private individuals and prominent public figures with enhanced security needs. Particularly in regions like South America, Africa or Russia, these are often important customer considerations. BMW has also developed a further version, the BMW X5 Security, which meets the requirements of protection level VR4 and … CONTINUED
Congrats to site member rmastale for being our first U.S. owner of the all new 2014 X5 (F15). He picked up his xDrive 35i M Sport over the weekend and shares these photos with us.
Congrats to HHSAM for being our first 2014 X5 owner! His X5 xDrive50i M Sport was delivered on September 30 in the United Arab Emirates.
U.S. deliveries of the X5 will begin this weekend as they have now hit dealerships for deliveries and test drives.
The first of our members’ 2014 X5 deliveries will take place imminently, with some vehicles already waiting at the BMW VPC (vehicle preparation center). For those anxious owners-to-be or just those interested in the new X5, you can learn more about some of the car’s features in these instructional videos.
They includes features on the intelligent safety button, third row seating, new key fob, child safety latch, heated steering wheel, object recognition detection, park distance control, keyhold removal cap, panoramic moonroof, rear comfort seats, updated sun … CONTINUED
The list of cars and trucks up for the 2014 Car of the Year Award has been parsed down to a short list of 12 cars and 12 trucks. The initial candidates list contained 30 cars overall, of which the BMW i3 was also nominated. It did not make this short list.
2014 North American Car of the Year short list:
BMW 4 Series
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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With the F15 X5 ready to make their debuts at dealerships across the globe, the M version resumes testing at the Nurburgring.
Testing on the F15 X5 M began last year [first sighting], but current mules have now dropped much camouflage. What’s revealed are the expected signature M components – huge front air intakes, aggressive sideskirts and rear diffuser, blue M brakes, and cross drilled rotors (the first for any X5 model). We also get a better look at the quad exhaust pipes which, … CONTINUED
The BMW M Performance Parts catalog for the all new 2014 F15 X5 has not yet been released, but here’s a first look at some M Performance wheel designs.
We have preliminary MPG figures for the 2014 X5 sDrive35i, xDrive35i and xDrive50i. They are as follows:
sDrive35i: 19 / 27 / 22 (city/highway/combined)
xDrive35i: 18 / 27 / 21
xDrive50i: 14 / 22 / 17
xDrive35d figures are not yet released
*figures are preliminary by BMW, subject to EPA final testing
While attending the BMW X5 (F15) launch drive, we had a chance to sit down with BMW NA’s X5 Product Advocate, Jason Chan, who helped answer some of the questions our X5 owners-to-be have:
Are there plans … CONTINUED