BMW revealed the pricing details for the new face-lifted 2014 BMW X5 SUV in America, where the car becomes available with a six-cylinder petrol, a six-cylinder diesel, and an eight-cylinder petrol engine. The new X5 is more focused on offering a better on-road experience than off-road capabilities.
Maybe that is because BMW realized it is a losing battle trying to rival the off-road prowess of Range Rovers, and decided to stick to what they are best at: handling. So the new car gets a whole bunch of dynamic driving systems, including Dynamic Performance Control as part of the optional Dynamic Handling Package, plus Dynamic Damper Control, and Active Roll Stabilization.
The 2014 BMW X5 is also heavily revised design-wise, and although the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I’m not sure many people would find those big gopping eyes and that X1-like rear-end very appealing. So there’s another negative point for the X5. As for the trim lines, Luxury Line, xLine or M Sport will be available, as two Interior Design Packages – Ivory White and Mocha.
Alright, let’s get to the details of the available engines and the pricing:
The first choice is the X5 xDrive35i priced at $56,025. It is powered by the firm’s brilliant 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six. This engine makes 225 kW/306 hp has average fuel consumption of 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers (33.2 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions of 199 grams per kilometer.
Then we have the X5 xDrive35d, price at $57,525, with a new 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine. With this one you are looking at 190 kW/258 hp and 560 Nm of torque, and fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100 km (45.6 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions of between 162 and 164 g/km.
The engine most X5 customers will be going for is the 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 in the xDrive50i, priced at $69,125. This one makes 330 kW/450 hp and 650 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is not very good – between 10.4 and 10.5 liters/100 km (27.2 – 26.9 mpg imp) – but you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds.
Standard equipment for the X5 includes, but is not limited to, BMW’s Auto Start-Stop system, BMW’s iDrive4.2 Navigation System with Touchpad, 10 years of BMW Assist eCall service, 10 years of BMW TeleService, BMW Apps, 40-20-40 split-folding rear seat, and now standard Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering.