2014 BMW X5 Review
The BMW’s X5 is ready to enter in its third generation with lots of changes to become able to compete the trends and demands of the modern era. The all new X5 will get some evolutionary and amazing design changes and will borrow certain design cues from the new X3 and X1 models.
Exterior and Interior
The new X5 looks squared with broad shoulders that features traditional twin kidney grilles, a pair of headlights with LED accent rings that are connected with grilles via solid line of glass, a slightly sloping liftgate, upright A-Pillar, black roof rails and short front overhang. The rear end is upgraded that features a pair of wider taillights that are now surrounded by three dimensional LED strips but BMW kept the tradition in hand by offering an L-Shape to these lights just like the previous models. This year the BMW offers eleven stunning paints with the addition of two new paint choices Mineral White Metallic and Sparkling Brown Metallic.
The Xline, the Luxury Line and M Sport Packages are optional that adds certain high end exterior features to the new X5.
The Interior is crafted with superior quality materials that result in the improvement of luxury and comfort level. The car features redesigned supportive and comfortable front seats, optional rear comfort seats, Poplar wood trim accent with high gloss black surface, BMW’s standard system with touchpad, 10.2 inch display monitor with control buttons, Dakota leather seat surfaces with Nappa leather and an array of advanced and innovative electronic features.
BMW offered three engine choices for the third generation X5, a 3.0 liter TwinPower Turbo in-line six engine that generates 300 horsepower and 300 lb ft of torque that is offered to the X5 sDrive 35i and xDrive 35i. This Powertrain is paired with an advance direct fuel injection and Valvetronic variable intake system. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds about 0.2 seconds faster than the second generation.
A 4.4 liter V8 is equipped in X5xDrive 50i produces 445hp and 480 lb ft of torque. The car is 0.4 seconds faster than the older versions and sprints out from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
A Diesel version is also there that is a 3.0 liter engine that crank out 255 horsepower and 413 lb ft of torque and is equipped in xDrive 35d. The car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
Pricing and Availability
The entire lineup of the 2014 X5 will come in a range of price from $53,725 to $69,125 and will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013.
2014 Audi Q7, Mercedes GLK Class
- Updated exterior
- Improved comfort and powertrains
- Refreshed but still looking like the traditional old X5
The 3rd generation X5 got some really surprising upgrades for exterior, interior and under the hood.