BMW has announced some product changes starting with September 2010 production. The changes apply to all BMW Models, including the 1, 3, M3, 5, 5GT, 7, X5, X6, and Z4 models. FULL list of changes INSIDE.
BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina recorded another milestone in their 15 year history as the 1 millionth BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle® rolled off the production line today at BMW Manufacturing Co. The Black Sapphire X5 xDrive 35i with Cinnamon Brown Nevada Leather interior is bound for a customer in China.
This is a significant achievement for the BMW Group’s only U.S. manufacturing facility at a time when the manufacturer is just months away from completing a $750 million expansion to prepare for production of the next generation BMW X3.
The BMW X5, which was originally launched in Spartanburg in 1999 as the first vehicle in the Sports Activity segment, has laid the cornerstone for BMW as the most successful premium vehicle manufacturer in the SAV/SUV segment … CONTINUED
Bimmerpost member SkipSauls provides a great review (and photos) of the 2011 535i against the new X5 and the N54 335i. His perspective from being a long term 335i owner should provides some nice insight for those of you coming from the E90/E92 335i or another N54 based car.
Follow Klaus Deuser as he pushes the boundaries in this BMW produced series featuring the BMW X5. On the road in Europe and America in the X5, he comes across exceptional people, amazing locations and remarkable challenges. A passion to travel born of pure driving pleasure. Follow along inside.
Richard Aucock provides some interesting details on how the new X5 has more X5M DNA than some might think. For example, systems such as the DTC profile and M-specific xDrive profile have been brought down from the touted X5M into the new standard X5.
BMW Performance parts for the X5 and X6 were recently released at the Geneva Autoshow last month. Until now all we had to work on were the live shots taken @ the autoshow itself. Now it seems, BMW is putting out the official wallpapers and photos to go along with more information about these cars and available accesories.
We will update this thread as higher resolution photos become available.
Power KitRetrofitable (Available June 2010)
xDrive50i: Power increased to 448 hp and 479 lb-ft.
xDrive35i: Power increased to 326 hp and 332 lb-ft.
xDrive50i: 0-60: 5.2s
xDrive35i: 0-60: 6.5s
Sport Exhaust system
Aerodynamic KitFront bumper
Insert for the rear bumper
All finished in body colour… CONTINUED
The BMW X5 is being updated for 2011 as part of an LCI (Life Cycle Impulse). Here are the facts:Debut at the New York Autoshow: April 2010
Redesigned front bumper with new foglamp placement and matte silver bottom bumper guard
Redesigned rear bumper
New colors: Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey, and Sparkling Bronze
New Nevada Leather colors: Oyster and Cinnamon Brown
New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission (with steptronic control)
Brake Energy Regeneration system (KERS) — special deep-cycle Glass Mat battery with programmed alternator disengagement, most of the time, the vehicles battery is only charged while the vehicle is coasting or braking. Over time, the Brake Energy Regeneration system can save 1-2% on fuel consumption
BMW X5 xDrive50i
Twin-turbocharged all-aluminum 4.4 liter V-8
400 HP @ … CONTINUED
Bimmerpost is coming to you live from the 2010 NY International Autoshow. Although the BMW Press Conference won’t take place until 3PM EST today, we’ve managed to sneak in some shots of the 335is coupe and the Alpina B7 AWD (both world premieres) for you. Stay tuned later today as we bring you more coverage!
At the upcoming NY International Auto Show, the all-new 5 Series will share the spotlight with the 335is Coupe and Convertible and BMW X5 SAV, which are also making their North American debuts and the BMW Alpina B7 xDrive which is making its World debut. All of the new BMWs will be 2011 models.