2014 BMW X5: First Look – KickingTires

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BMW X5

2014 BMW X5: First Look

with: Audi Q7, Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz ML, Land LR4

Looks like: A new 3-Series, and pulled over a tall frame

Drivetrain: twin-turbo six-cylinder, twin-turbo 4.4-liter twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder eight-speed automatic transmission and or all-wheel drive

Hits Fall 2013

BMW has redesigned its 5-Series and X3 in recent years and now the X5#39;s turn. The popular activity vehicle (an SUV to the rest of the gets new styling and content follow themes we#39;ve in those other new BMWs and it current with the ever-changing of luxury trucks in the segment.

For 2014, a new model joins the X5 one that offers rear-wheel instead of the all-wheel drive has been standard on the X5 since its two generations ago.

Styling is a evolution from the previous and carries the latest BMW themes well — this is still an SUV, and the updates don#39;t that. Inside as well, is recognizably BMW style — from the ovoid curves of the dash to the odd paddle-shaped gear selector, familiar territory if you#39;ve in the latest from the German

BMW X5

Three powertrains will be when it goes on sale fall. The standard model is the X5 which comes with drive and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter engine making 300 horsepower and 300 of torque (all-wheel drive is making it an X5 xDrive35i). Stepping up there is the all-wheel-drive X5 xDrive50i, a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 making 445 hp and 480 of torque.

Finally, for those who want and power, BMW is offering the X5 xDrive35d, comes with a twin-turbocharged inline-six-cylinder diesel engine. It out 255 hp but 413 pounds-feet of torque, and is expected to significantly improved fuel over even the current X5 thanks to the addition of an eight-speed transmission, standard on all X5 models.

All also feature a new Eco Pro mode, modifies engine management, response, shift characteristics, control and more to maximize economy. Even the navigation gets involved, with the to select the most fuel-efficient to your intended destination.

BMW will offer three exterior looks for the X5, Lines as the terms them. The xLine adds satin aluminum and black trim to the exterior, and aluminum running boards and 19-inch wheels. The Luxury gets body-color trim for a more monochromatic look, chrome and glossy painted for exterior elements such as rails. The third look is the M which adds an aerodynamic kit and blacks out much of the exterior

Changes are also made to the for the M Sport, with an M-badged wheel, dark headliner, trim, new sport seats and a tune to the automatic transmission. Two interior design packages are available, an Ivory White or brown Nappa leather

The X5#39;s split tailgate and seven-passenger seating carry to the new model, which gains 7% cargo room. Some new features are also available, BMW#39;s new Traffic Jam Assistant, essentially acts as a low-speed accelerating, braking and even the car to keep it in its lane in stop-and-go up to speeds of 25 mph.

Several connectivity functions are available, including BMW apps, a concierge function and a standard subscription to BMW Assist eCall

We expect to learn more pricing closer to the on-sale later this year.

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