The BMW X5 was BMW's first SUV and was introduced in 1999. The X5 is offered in many trim levels including the xDrive30i, the xDrive35d, the xDrive48i, and the X5 M. It comes in a variety of engines including a 260 HP in-line six cylinder, a 4.8L V8 that develops 350 HP and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and the 3.0L V6 twin-turbo diesel engine that produces 265 HP and more than 400lb.-ft. of torque. All engines are mated to a six speed automatic transmission.
BMW is going to explode into the New York Auto Show on April 2nd-11th, debuting 5 vehicles; 2011 BMW 5 series , 2011 BMW 335is Coupe and Convertible, 2011 BMW X5 SAV (making their North American debut), and 2011 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive (making its World debut). Something tells me that BMW has been working hard not to fall through the cracks as the likes of Mercedes and Lexus turn out vehicles of their own. The 2011 BMW 5 series alone competes with the 2011 Mercedes E550 and the 2010 Lexus LS460 even though BMW speeds right by them due to its V8 engine with a maximum output of 400hp.
Follow the jump for details on each of these models plus the press release.
Usually, all the Audi models have, at some point, an S and an RS version and since the Q5 has acquired some stiff competition with the BMW X5 and the BMW X5M, the company decided to offer more options of the Q5 for their customers.
The first to arrive on the market is the SQ5, a model inspired by the Q5 Custom Concept . It will arrive in 2011 and will be powered by a super-charged 3.0 liter V6 engine with a compressor comparable to Audi’s existing S4 . This car will be delivering an output of 333 horsepower. While most of the car is the same with the standard Q5 version, a couple of striking differences between a standard Q5 and the SQ5 will include, among others, a new front and rear spoiler and a rear diffuser, quad exhaust and a chrome "S" grille.
The next step will be the RSQ5, a model powered by the same 3.0 TFSI V6 engine and will deliver 408 hp and 500 Nm of torque.
There is a soft spot in our hearts for BMW and with the SQ5 and the RSQ5 producing 333hp and 408hp, respectively, we stand strong on the 555hp produced by the BMW X5M . We can only hope that this new competition will lead BMW to an X3M model. If you happen to be an Audi lover, don’t worry, we will keep a lookout for any type of confirmation on these two new Audi models. Who knows, if they do debut, maybe it will get us to change our minds.
BMW has officially announced the details of their new M Sports package for the X5 SUV with the new package will be available for order starting this spring.
Similar to what we’ve been accustomed to with BMW and its M Division, the new M Sports package for the BMW X5 comes with a high-speed setting and the sporty chassis, a set of 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design and with a set of 20-inch M light-alloy wheels being offered as an option, special tailpipes for the exhaust system and Carbon Black metallic paint. All of these features are exclusively offered for this package.
Not to be left behind, the M-Series X5’s interior was also given some pampering in the form of sports seats for the driver and front passenger, the M leather steering wheel and the M driver’s footrest, brushed aluminium interior trim elements and a BMW Individual roof liner in anthracite.
BMW unveiled today the new X5 SUV, a model that comes with entirely revised range of engines and concise design modifications. At the exterior the new X5 gets larger side air intakes at the front and an increased proportion of surfaces painted in body color, reshaped rear bumper and the tailpipe surrounds, dual round headlamps with optional Xenon lights, fitted with LED corona.
The biggest changes are made under the hood: a choice of V8 and a straight six-cylinder, all featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and direct fuel injection and and equipped with an eight-speedautomatic transmission as standard.
The model line-up include: BMW X5 xDrive50i powered by a V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection that delivers a total of 407 bhp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm. It makes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph. The next model in the line-up is BMW X5 xDrive35i powered by a Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection and a total output of 306 bhp at 5,800 rpm. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph in this version is made in 6.8 seconds, and top speed is 146 mph.
The first diesel model is BMW X5 xDrive40d powered by a Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection that delivers a total of 306 bhp at 4,400 rpm. It makes the sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, while top speed is also 146 mph.
And finally there is the X5 xDrive30d powered by a straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection with a total output of 245 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds; top speed in this case is 137 mph.
BMW revealed something that might be called "an educational video". They actually have an instruction teaching what do in case you lose control of your car on the snow. Oh, did we mentioned he does it in a BMW X6 M ? There is also a BMW X5 M having fun out there!
Every so often an occasion comes along that requires taking the time to come up with something special enough to commemorate the celebration. Well in honor of their quarter of a century in existence, the German tuning firm G-Power has unveiled a special edition BMW X5 to celebrate their 25th anniversary based on their Typhoon appearance package for the sports activity vehicle called Black Pearl. On the outside you will find the same familiar aggressive front bumper with its oversized air intakes and LED driving lights, wide body fenders, vented hood and and low hanging ground effects package. Out back a G-POWER stainless steel sport muffler pokes out from the new diffuser while a set of staggered G-POWER Silverstone aluminum alloys measuring an impressive 23 inches in diameter round out the exterior upgrades.
What makes the Black Pearl unique is the specially developed G-POWER SK III RS supercharger kit that motivates the 4.8 Liter BMW V8 to make a total of 625 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The newfound boost in output allows the Black Pearl to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 MPH, figures that would make a sports car jealous.
We can’t think of anything more appropriate than a German tuner turning a few wrenches on one of Germany’s most powerful people movers. As they comes from the factory, the X5 M and X6 M models roar like muscle cars, so when G-Power gets done with them you can only image what the end product is like. However the high performance specialists focused on more then just upping the fastback sport activity vehicle’s output, that is why they started off with one of their wide body Typhoon body kits to get the ball rolling.
The first thing that G-Power modified was the 4.4 Liter Biturbo’s engine electronics that not only removes the factory set 155 MPH top speed limiter, but also increases the motor sport inspired SAV all the way up to 600 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. This allows the G-Powered X5 and X6 M to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and reach a terminal velocity of 186 MPH. Aside from the ultra aggressive front bumper from the Typhoon kit, the exterior is dressed up with a carbon fiber front spoiler with integrated oversized air inlets, lower hanging side skirts and of course a set of G-Power Silverstone Editionaluminum alloys measuring 23 inches in diameter.
This is a video is a reminder that despite your cars being parked in an orderly manner at a parking lot, it’s still not safe from reckless drivers who have momentary lapses in judgment.
The incident happened in a parking lot outside an Extreme Fitness gym on Thornhill, Ontario. The surveillance video begins without incident – a group of cars parked quietly in the lot. Then, a BMW X5 shows up and is about to quietly park in one of the empty slots when the driver somehow accelerates the X5, going over the hoods of two hapless vehicles in the process.
With nobody in sight to see his boo-boo – or so he thought – the driver of the X5 quickly reverses his SUV out of the parking lot and goes about his merry way as if nothing happened. Unfortunately, the surveillance team captured every second of his buccaneering ways and once he’s identified, he’s going to have to pay a steep price for his over-eagerness to park.
While a tall SUV with more power than a BMW M5 may not be the most ideal vehicle, if a company was going to create one, at least its BMW. At this week’s New York Auto Show the BMW X5 M will make its first public appearance. The superfast SUV will share the stage with its mechanically similar stalemate, the X6 M .
The X5 M is powered by BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. The new turbos combined with a revised exhaust manifold creates 555 hp in this application. THis is a 205 hp step up from the next most powerful X5, the 350 hp X5 xDrive48i. It’s mated to a six-speed M Sports Automatic transmission, and both the engine and transmission are shared with the X6 M.
As we’ve seen from the lightly covered spy shots, the X5 M gets new front bumpers with large jowls to help with air intake. The M package also includes 20-inch alloy wheels and a full body kit.
More pics and full breakdown in the press release after the jump.
When it comes about tuning a BMW, Hartge is one of the tuners that really knows what to do. And while for most of the people a diesel car is quite a challenge, for them seemed to have been quite fun. Starting with the idea that the X5 does not look like a SUV, Hartge wanted to make the X5 a real beast, in both appearance and performance.
Starting under the hood, thanks to a reprogrammed ECU and a sport exhaust system the 3-liter diesel engine delivers 328 hp (up from the standard 265 hp). Thanks to the added power, the X5 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds, while top speed goes up to 151 mph.
The appearance package includes: new front and rear fascias, wheel arch extensions, aggressive two-piece side sills, 22-inch ‘BRILLANT CLASSIC 2’ wheels, carbon fiber mirror casings, and stainless steel tailpipe finishers.