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05/29/2013    5:59 PM
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Introducing the all new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) SAV!

It isn’t often that an automobile manufacturer gets to launch an entirely new vehicle segment, but that’s exactly what BMW did in 1999 when it introduced the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW X5. Two generations and some 1.3 million vehicles later, the BMW X5 is set to enter its third generation. As its predecessors have done before, the all-new 3rd generation X5 will again set new standards for luxury, versatility and – because it is a BMW first and foremost – driving dynamics.

The all-new BMW X5 will offer a new model and a first for the original Sports Activity Vehicle, the X5 sDrive35i, which marks the first time that an X5 model … CONTINUED

05/27/2013    2:45 PM
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Two F15 X5s were just spotted during transportation in a cargo plane and while their exteriors remain camouflaged (previously revealed exterior photos below), we get some nice clear looks at their interiors.

As seen in previous spy shots, the F15 X5′s features a multi-layered dashboard design look and is both more driver-centric and upright compared to the current X5′s dashboard.

You can see the black panel display gauges, large free-standing navigation/infotainment LCD screen and new iDrive Touch system.

The US will receive the following models in the first model year: sDrive35i, xDrive35i, xDrive35d, xDrive50i. All of these models will begin production in August 2013, except the xDrive35d which begins production in December 2013. The European models are listed here. The F15 X5 is expected to weigh less than … CONTINUED

05/03/2013    12:52 PM
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We have added even more revealing spy photos of the 2014 X5 (F15) interior.

04/29/2013    12:50 PM
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We’ve gotten another look at the F15 X5′s interior and it provides the best idea yet of what it will look like once revealed.

Interior / Wheels

The F15 X5′s general dashboard design takes after the F30 3 Series with a multi-layered look. Compared to the current X5 (E70), the next X5′s dashboard has also become more driver-centric, a design element seen in recent new BMW models. It will also be more upright compared to the current X5′s dashboard, which angles and curves away sharply from the driver and passenger. See a comparison image below.

Following on the design of the newest BMW models, the next X5 will feature a large free-standing navigation/infotainment LCD screen. This screen looks to be the 8.8 inch panel used in the latest … CONTINUED

03/26/2013    9:00 AM
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THIS INFO IS FOR EUROPEAN CARS ONLY; THOUGH THEY MAY BE OVERALPS AND SIMILARITIES WITH OTHER MARKETS AS WELL:

Available from launch (summer 2013):

Xdrive30d will have 258 PS (254hp), 8-speed automatic, CO2 (g/km):168
XM50d 381 PS (375hp), CO2 (g/km):180
xdrive50i 450 PS (443hp), CO2 (g/km): 250 [N63Tu engine]

December 2013 production:

sdrive25d 218PS (215hp) CO2 (g/km): 149
xdrive25d 218PS (215hp) CO2 (g/km): 155
xdrive40d 313PS (308hp) CO2 (g/km): 172
xdrive35i 306PS (301hp) CO2 (g/km): 199 (production for US starts August 2013)

The US gets the following models, with these start of production dates:

sDrive35i – August 2013 start of production
xDrive35i – August 2013 start of production
xDrive35d – December 2013 start of production
xDrive50i – August 2013 start of production

These used to be extras for E70 X5 … CONTINUED

03/21/2013    12:05 PM
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BMW insider Scott26 shares some details on the current product plans and studies being undertaken at BMW for potential new X models – namely potential X2, X4 M, X7, X8 and a new Sport Activity Sedan niche.

X marks the Sport.

The following relates to ideas under discussion and evaluation. Whereas some concepts show promise to production reality. Some show discussions and conception in regards to market and growth projections.

It is not a question of just product planning but a reaction to growth in the segment. The SUV segment whether in city , compact , entry , mid , large or luxury continue to grow and grow.

BMWs current line of X1 , X3 , X5 and X6 are no doubt huge sellers and contributors to BMWs successful … CONTINUED

03/18/2013    8:30 AM
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Have a look at the upcoming 2014 BMW X5 (F15) compared visually to the current X5 (E70), while the two cars were spotted in testing for the new X5.

03/17/2013    3:31 PM
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Velos Designwerks presents its revised X5 M. In beautiful factory Monte Carlo Blue with Black Solo V Wheels, this X5 M not only features the looks, but also a Stage 2 Performance Software yielding an additional 120 lb ft of torque and 90 HP.

02/28/2013    2:30 PM
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US BMW dealers are receiving order guides for the upcoming 2014 BMW X5 (F15), along with a special order form to order their first demo cars. The order guides reveal the lines, options and packages that will be available on the F15 X5.

Images of the production model were already leaked last month (copied below) and it showed the latest in BMW styling and design elements, including headlights which connect to the kidney grilles, air curtain technology in the bumper and functional front fender vents. Other technologies expected to debut on the F15 X5 include a pedestrian airbag system and the iDrive Touch Controller System.

The new X5 is expected to weigh less than the current X5 and ride on a modified version of the F10 5 … CONTINUED