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This is the new BMW X5 | Auto News

Fourth is the largest


Yesterday the car leaked the entire internet, but now BMW has removed the fabric from the brand new fourth generation X5.

The outgoing X5 did not have a long career. Where the generation was one and two both lasted for about seven years, the showroom was filled for the third X5 that was produced in 2013 for the first time in November this year of this brand new fourth generation X5.

Design The new X5 will not give a big shock wave. SUV, with which BMW cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLE class, the Audi Q8 and the Volkswagen Touareg on grain, namely in all respects recognizable as the X5. Striking news is the "hollow" LED backlight units and the distinctly colossal front grille, a design element that will also return on the X7 and slowly but surely poured over all X models. The grill chrome frame now consists of a whole, there is no "strip" between. LED headlights are standard, BMW laser cutters are optional. Those who order the last copies will receive beam beams that can light up to 500 meters. The units themselves can be recognized by the Blue Xs that BMW has incorporated into it.

The car grows on all sides. The SUV placed on BMW's modular CLAR platform measures 4.92 meters and is 3.6 cm longer than before. X5 grows no less than 6,6 cm in width to 2 meters and increases in height by 1

.9 centimeters to 1.75 meters. The wheel base increased by 4.2 centimeters to 2.98 meters. By the end of this year, the new X5 will also be available with an optional third row of seats. The storage space, available through the split tailgate, measures 645 liters. Those who beat the backing should be able to pick up 1,860 liters of things. Funny Fact: The new X5 is the first BMW available with huge 22 inch wheels.


The interior is faster design, something that is reflected especially in the angels' design of the center console. 12.3-inch dashboard is completely digital and infotainment of X5 can be controlled via iDrive, with voice or gestures. The main display shows more information than before and has increased slightly in size. On the list of options, there are things to do with massage and ventilation function, four-zone air conditioning, heated armrests, an extensive sound system, cooler / heater cup holder, panoramic view with LED lighting that creates a star effect. New is the ability to complete some buttons and grabs with glass. Think of the gear selector, the iDrive controller and the start / stop button.


From the market introduced in November this year, standard four-wheel drive X5 is available in our country with three different engines that get standard BMW's eight-speed Steptronic transmission. In the gasoline range, 340 hp and 450 Nm strong xDrive40i are the basic version at the moment. This 3.0-liter six-in-line helps the X5 in 5.5 seconds at a speed of 100 km / h. The top speed is 243 km / h and average consumption must be 8.5-8.8 l / 100 km.

Of course, BMW has also developed a M50d diesel, a 3.0-in-line non-381 hp strong as its predecessor, but 400 hp and 760 Nm are delivered just like in the 5-series M50d. In 5.2, the speed is 100 km / h and the acceleration stops at 250 km / h. The average consumption: 6.7-7.2 l / 100 km. Less freak around with 265 hp and 620 Nm strong six cylinders in xDrive30d. The figures: from stationary to a speed of 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, a peak speed of 230 km / h and an average consumption of 6.8-7.2 l / 100 km. Bad news for the Dutch market: 462 hp V8 in xDrive50i responsible for propulsion, does not come to Europe. The adaptive chassis is standard.

Alternatively, BMW offers an Off Road package on the X5, a package that not only provides air suspension but also provides the car with front and rear ski slopes. With a touch of a button, you can set items such as driving height, xDrive drive settings, chassis, throttle and transfer in four driving modes: sand, rocky, gravel and fast. BMW also offers an electronically controlled rear-axle glue barrier and Integral Active Steering.

Security System

No new model without a wide range of security systems. X5 will be available with things like Active Cruse Control with Stop & Go, Lane Assistant and Emergency Stop Assistant. The new reversal assistant can let the X5 run the rear window, but only on a route that has already risen forwards and no more than 80 meters. If you order the Driving Assistant Professional package, you will get an X5 that can change the course on the highway itself using the direction indicator. Another new feature is Digital Key, a system that lets you unlock and close the car with your smartphone thanks to the NFC. The car can also be started via the smartphone if the device is located in the appropriate location.


X5 is X5 available, for example, as xLine and as M Sport. The first used aluminum bars in the grid to determine the image together with the roof rails in shiny aluminum, window frames and shields around. At M Sport things were done as shock absorbers and protective plates in body color. The car is standard on 18-inch alloy wheels, while xLine has special 19-inch wheels. M Sport is on 20-inch wheels, although BMW also delivers X5 with wheels up to 22 inches as desired. Inside, M Sport features features like an M sports steering wheel and special pedals.

The new X5 will be built in Spartanburg, USA, just like in the previous generation. What the new X5 will cost in the Netherlands is known during market launch.

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