It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its … CONTINUED
A great DIY by a BIMMERPOST member showing how he impressively retrofitted 6WB Digital Display Gauge Cluster onto his F15 X5.
BMW has introduced the F15 X5 Security Plus model, which will be unveiled at the 2014 Moscow show late this month. Here’s info on the X5 Security Plus, via BMW:
The risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47 – is a fact of everyday life for certain customers. In response to this threat, a new level of vehicle security is required. At the same time, more and more people want Sports Activity Vehicles, with all the versatility … CONTINUED
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option. The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage.
A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while … CONTINUED
Hamann has released its full tuning program for the BMW X5 F15, featuring an aerodynamics package, exhaust system, wheels and engine software.
The aero kit includes a replacement front bumper with 2 DRL and 2 fog lights, sideskirts, front clip (in fiberglass or carbon fiber) and a 2-piece roof spoiler.
The exhaust system fits the OEM rear bumper and comes in chrome or carbon fiber tips.
For the engine, there are six different options for the different engines.
xDrive50i – 490 HP / 521 lb-ft (from factory … CONTINUED
A fully decked out M Performance F15 X5.
- BMW 599 M 21″ Wheels
- iND Custom Painted Gloss Black Kidney Grilles (for NiVi-equipped cars)
- iND Painted Side Reflectors
- BMW M Performance Brake Kit
- BMW M Performance Front Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Flaps (pics coming soon)
- BMW M Performance Spoiler
- BMW M Performance Pedals
- BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
- BMW M Shifter (factory override)
- Fender M Emblems (factory override)
- OEM M50d Front Air Intake Trim
- OEM European … CONTINUED
Last year, BMW first introduced the world to the BMW Concept X5 eDrive and now the “concept” vehicle is visiting the New York Autoshow. This is by far one of the more interesting prospects for BMW in the realm of electrified vehicles, especially from the POV of people who can’t yet make the full leap to the BMWi vehicles.
The X5 is powered by a combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor. This results in an average MPG … CONTINUED
BMW NA has released the full M Performance Parts list and retail pricing for the X5 (F15) Series.
Click inside to download full PDF.
Justin Bell takes the BMW X5, the World’s first SUV equipped with Night Vision Technology, for a drive through downtown Los Angeles. The catch – he’s blindfolded.
The lucky folks over at Motor Trend get a chance to drive the upcoming X5 eDrive plug in, follow the link to their full article, but here are some select quotes:
You might be asking what it’s good for, other than silently cruising the Whole Foods parking lot. The idea is to be able to recapture some of the energy normally thrown away while braking and return it in the opposite direction. (Think of it in the same way Formula 1 uses its Kinetic Energy … CONTINUED
Our photos of the AC Schnitzer BMW X5 from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
In 2013, the new BMW X5 celebrated its market launch. Now in 2014, there is another reason for the new SUV giant to celebrate, because the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer have taken it into their workshop to give the third generation X5 a facelift. The result is a vehicle which can scarcely be equalled in terms of power, sporting performance and superiority – and the AC Schnitzer version will be presented for the first time at the 84th Motor Show in Geneva from … CONTINUED
At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show,BMW of North America today announced that just four months after the new third-generation BMW X5 arrived in US showrooms, it will offer a full complement of BMW M Performance Parts. BMW M Performance Parts are accessories now available for a wide variety of current models that enable the enthusiast to tailor their BMW to their individual tastes with a sporty, track-inspired character.
As with M Performance Parts already available, carbon fiber plays a prominent role with the exterior enhancements … CONTINUED
BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will tune into the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tonight at 7:30pm ET on NBC, which is expected to be one of the most-watched television events of 2014. During NBC
Here’s an extended road trip report by one of our F15 X5 owners of his F15 X5 xDrive35i xLine.
Note: This is a global press release (not applicable to all markets).
January 22, 2014
Munich. From the spring of 2014, the pleasure of driving can be experienced in a whole new dimension. BMW is extending its range of engines for the latest additions to the model portfolio and is presenting at the same time four further models equipped with BMW xDrive. The intelligent four-wheel drive system, for example, will be available for the first time in the BMW 4 Series Convertible. In addition, an extensive … CONTINUED
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 late 2014 – early 2015.
As for specs? The X5 eDrive Concept model was unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show last September and featured: