Posts Tagged ‘x5 forum’


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Note: this is a global press release, so these models may not apply to your particular market.

September 19, 2013

The new BMW X5: a fresh dimension in driving pleasure and efficiency.

Hot on the heels of its market launch, the addition of another three engines and four new model variants to the new BMW X5 line-up is set to extend the Sports Activity Vehicle’s efficiency lead over its rivals. The third-generation X5 will be available for the first time from December 2013 with a BMW TwinPower Turbo … CONTINUED

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We recently posted the official launch drive event pics of the BMW X5 from on-location in Vancouver, now have a look at our photos. Our X5 review is in the works.

These are the xDrive50i and xDrive35d models. The xDrive50i is seen in Black Sapphire Metallic and Mineral White, while the xDrie35d wears Space Gray paint. The Black Sapphire X5 is outfitted with the xLine package (more details on package).

Specs for each are as follows:

xDrive50i
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BMW has debuted the BMW X5 eDrive Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2013 Frankfurt IAA show.

Although the X5 hybrid is being presented in concept form, prototypes have already been spied in testing, so expect a production model to be made.

Here’s the skinny on the X5 eDrive Concept:

• Four cylinder turbocharged engine (no horsepower figure provided)
• Paired with electric motor (provides 95 horsepowers)
• Up to 70 MPH (120km/h) on electric power alone
• Maximum range of 19 miles (30km) on electric power alone
• 0-60 MPH in 7.0 … CONTINUED

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While on the X5 press launch drive, we had an opportunity to see the F15 X5 next to its predecessor – the E70 X5. Pictured here is an xLine X5 sDrive35i in Sparkling Brown, a M50d and a E70 X5 M Sport.

The X5 sDrive35i will be the first RWD X5. It features the 3.0L 6 cylinder turbo inline N55 engine, rated at 300hp / 300 lb-ft, 0-62 MPH in 6.2 sec. See full specs in the X5 Official Thread. This one wears the xLine trim, … CONTINUED

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We have just been through the international media launch event for the 2014 BMW X5 in beautiful Vancouver.

We’ll have plenty more photos and videos to share with you soon, but for now, we bring you to the event with us, with a viewing of the X5 product orientation presented by BMW, as well as the press photos from on-location in Vancouver.

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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.

F15 X5 Closed Room Viewing Pics

09/04/2013 at 1:10 PM
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A BIMMERPOST member shares with us his photos and impressions from a closed room viewing event of the 2015 X5 (F15).

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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].

2014 X5 xDrive50i Review and Pics

08/30/2013 at 2:28 PM
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Edmunds posts a review of the F15 X5 xDrive50i.

2014 BMW X5 F15 First Drive Reviews

08/30/2013 at 10:00 AM
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The 2014 BMW X5 first drive review impressions are in! Has the X5 been improved upon or taken any steps backwards? Read on….

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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

BMW F15 X5 M Sport in Space Gray

08/23/2013 at 11:30 AM
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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

BMW X5 eDrive Plug-In Hybrid Concept

08/22/2013 at 6:00 AM
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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

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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.

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Here’s a quick shot of the F15 X5 next to the E70 X5, for a good real life comparison.

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Lumma Design renders up its proposed aero kit for the F15 X5. We’re thinking it needs more vents! :)

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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

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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!