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Updated BMW X5 released

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  • Two petrol and two diesel variants
  • Exterior design enhancements
  • Driver orientated interior with luxurious enrichments
  • Innovative driver assistance systems including Rear View Camera with Top View and Head-Up Display

The 'mid-life' update of BMW’s Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the BMW X5, has arrived in Australia showcasing a range of more powerful engines, new driver assistance systems and a set of sporty design enhancements.

This 'mid-life' update sees three new nameplates enter the X5 range, the X5 xDrive35i, the X5 xDrive40d and the range-topping X5 xDrive50i. All engine variants offer an increase in power over the models they replace as well as improvements in fuel economy.

The revised in-line six cylinder diesel in the BMW X5 xDrive30d represents the ideal combination of power and performance characteristics. Fuel economy improves by 1.3l from 8.7 l/100 km to 7.4 l/100 km, and the reduction in CO˛ emissions is an impressive 36 g/km from 231 g/km to 195 g/km. However at the same time, power output has been increased by 7 kW to 180 kW. Maximum torque is 540 Nm, up by 20 Nm on the previous model, and is developed from 1,750 to 3,000 rpm, thus guaranteeing powerful pull even at low engine speeds.

The all new X5 xDrive40d Sport replaces the X5 xDrive35d and features an all aluminium six cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology and Common Rail direct injection. The new X5 xDrive40d Sport represents the ideal combination of power and performance characteristics with low fuel consumption and emissions. Fuel is used more efficiently than ever before, thanks to features such as the state-ofthe-art, high precision common rail injection and the extremely light engine block in a magnesium-aluminium alloy. The power output has been maximised to 225 kW and 600 Nm of torque, which is 15 kW and 20 Nm more than its predecessor respectively. The resulting acceleration is 6.6 seconds to 100 km/h. The X5 xDrive40d Sport consumes 7.5 litres per 100 kms. Overall, the consumption and emissions have been reduced by 10% in the X5 xDrive40d Sport versus the outgoing X5 xDrive35d.

The BMW X5 xDrive35i replaces the BMW xDrive30i, and is powered by a new straight-six engine with BMW TwinPower turbo featuring direct injection and VALVETRONIC , propelling the X5 xDrive35i from 0-100 km in 6.8 seconds, versus the outgoing X5 xDrive30i covering the sprint in 8.1 seconds. Even with this increased output, the engine consumes 10.1 litres per 100 km, compared with 11.7 litres for the previous X5 xDrive30i.

At the top of the X5 range sits the X5 xDrive50i Sport featuring the new 300 kW V8 engine, also featuring TwinPower Turbo and High Precision Injection. Superseding the X5 xDrive48i, this V8 receives a power increase of 39 kW and a huge boost in torque, producing 600 Nm (up from 475 Nm) at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm. Accelerating to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, the X5 xDrive is more than a full second quicker than its predecessor.

All models feature an eight-speed transmission and speed-dependant Servotronic steering assist system as standard. Active Steering is available as an option on the X5xDrive35i and xDrive50i Sport. Adaptive Drive is also an option available to drivers seeking the ultimate in customisable suspension and handling, offering minimal body roll and variable damper control.

Due to almost 80% of all X5 xDrive35d customers opting for either the Sports or M Sport packages, the X5 xDrive40d Sport and X5 xDrive50i Sport now both include the Sports package as standard. The Sports package features sport leather steering wheel, BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line, Anthracite BMW individual roofliner, a titanium-coloured air inlet grille front top and bottom centre as well as two new Y-spoke light alloy wheel options (19” on the X5 xDrive40d Sport and 20” on the X5xDrive50i Sport).

The BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport also has self-levelling rear suspension as standard, while the X5 xDrive40d Sport comes with sports suspension as standard, which can be removed as an non-cost option.

The options packages on offer now extend to an Executive package on the X5 xDrive30d, including a Rear View Camera with Top View, exterior mirrors containing anti-dazzle functionality, electrical seat adjustment with memory function and Navigation System Professional.

The Innovations package is also now available on all X5 models. This package is loaded with BMW innovations such as Head-Up Display and Automatic Tailgate function. The X5 xDrive50i Sport Innovations Package additionally includes an alarm system and metallic paint.

The subtle design revisions on the new BMW X5 reflect an increased focus on 'athletic' presence to match the road-orientation and dynamic performance of the vehicle. The updated front apron with larger side air intakes and an increased number of surfaces painted in matching body colour present an impressive stance, with repositioned fog lamps.

The matt-finished silver underride protection stretches across the entire width of the middle air intake, presenting a wide, 'muscular' appearance which is strengthened by the rear apron, L-shaped redesigned taillights with illuminated LED light banks and parallel horizontal crease lines.

Bi-Xenon headlights with LED corona rings are distinctively BMW, functioning as daytime driving lights for added visibility and safety, and are standard on the X5 xDrive50i Sport.

The driver assistance systems on the new BMW X5 now include active Cruise Control with Stop & GO function, Lane Departure Warning, and Side View. Additionally, Head-up Display and reversing camera with Top View are unique to BMW in this segment, ensuring the new BMW X5 provides the driver with the ultimate combination of comfort options, infotainment functions and overall safety.

New BMW X5 Australian Pricing (MLP*):
BMW X5 xDrive30d LCI - $92,100*
BMW X5 xDrive35i LCI - $103,900*
BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport LCI - $113,300*
BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport LCI - $133,400*

NOTE: * Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) but excludes dealer charges and the state/territory statutory charges (commonly known as on-road charges). These charges vary between dealers and States/Territories.

Design enhancements reflect performance capabilities.

The body design of the new BMW X5 features 'muscular' proportions that accentuate the vehicle’s power and agility. A long wheelbase, short front and rear body overhangs and large wheels are balanced by all pillars sweeping upwards to merge at an imaginary vanishing point at the roofline. The overall effect is a body powerfully supported by the front and rear wheels. Furthermore, the sides of the vehicle are elegantly stretched through the dominance of horizontal lines. The surface of the bonnet flows seamlessly into the waistline. The prominent, gently inclined contour line at door handle level extends from the front wheel arches to the rear of the vehicle. Square shaped, powerfully contoured wheel arches symbolise stability and presence.

New, road-oriented front end.

With its distinctively contoured bonnet, large-sized BMW kidney grille and dual round headlights slightly cut off at the top, the new BMW X5 boasts a strikingly expressive front end that symbolises power and presence. The new interpretation of this look, which is characteristic of BMW X models, comprises in particular the structure of the front apron and the position of the fog lamps featured as standard. Due to an increased number of elements painted in matching body colour, the front end gives the impression of being nearer to the road surface. Simultaneously, the increased size of both the inner and the two outer air intakes indicates the boosted engine output. Hence, the newly conceived front end accentuates the BMW X5’s further enhanced sporting performance.

The black trim at the bottom edge of the body is now considerably narrower and a matt finished silver underride protection extending across the entire width of the middle air intake, emphasises the 'muscular' features of this Sports Utility Vehicle. Together with the dual headlights, the fog lamps are now situated higher and closer to the BMW kidney grille.

The Bi-Xenon headlights are highlighted by a black matt-finished trim. Furthermore, LED corona rings serve as position lights and daytime driving lights. BMW’s characteristic daytime driving light design is distinctively enhanced by the bright white beam emitted by these light sources.

Rear end displaying a powerful, sporting charisma.

An increased number of surfaces painted in matching body colour give the rear end of the new BMW X5 a sporting appearance. The rear apron takes up the graphic structure of the front end with the surrounds of the tailpipes painted in body colour, underlining the vehicle’s 'character'.

A matt-finished silver underride protection emphasises the ruggedness and off-road suitability of the SUV. Above the bumper, the rear of the BMW X5 is divided by parallel horizontal lines. The result is an accentuation of the width, highlighting the vehicle’s 'muscular' features.

The L-shaped, redesigned taillights, each with two homogeneously illuminated LED light banks, reflect the brand-typical nighttime design of the rear end. Additionally, the vehicle width is emphasised by the narrowly designed white light-bands of the reversing lights.

A new choice of body colours provides further visual enhancements. The colours Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronze have been added to the range of metallic colours available for the BMW X5.

Interior: Luxurious ambience and space, fresh new leather colours.

The interior of the BMW X5 is characterised by a generous amount of space and a modern, sophisticated design. The horizontal structure of the dashboard and a harmonious match with the door trim underline the generous amount of passenger compartment space. The optional leather trim Nevada is now also available in the colours Cinnamon Brown and Oyster. The choice of interior options has been complemented by a matt Satin Silver trim strip.

The powertrain: Increased power, reduced emissions thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics.

All power units available for the BMW X5 set the benchmark in sporting power development and efficiency in their respective engine class. They comply with the EU5 emission standards and ULEV II in the USA. Drive power of each engine is transferred via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, which also help achieve a reduction of fuel consumption and emission levels.

A combination of BMW EfficientDynamics measures has been adapted to suit each model. This technology, which also comes as standard, includes brake energy regeneration and demand-controlled ancillary components including the electric coolant pump, the map controlled oil pump, the disengageable air conditioning compressor as well as a transfer box optimised for efficiency. Furthermore, the measures comprise intelligent lightweight construction, tyres with reduced rolling resistance and optimised aerodynamics including active air vent control.

As a result of the comprehensive drive technology innovations and the consistent implementation of BMW EfficientDynamics, all versions of the new BMW X5 offer an ideal balance between vehicle performance and fuel consumption that is unrivalled in their respective competitive segments.

Petrol engines: increased output thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo.

The new BMW X5 xDrive50i, featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and High Precision Injection, sees engine output increased by 39 kW compared with its predecessor model. The pioneering 4.4-litre engine is unique in having its two turbochargers housed in the V section of the cylinder banks, and develops an output of 300 kW within an engine speed range of 5,500 to 6,400 rpm. Maximum torque is 600 Nm between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm.

The BMW X5 xDrive50i accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. Average fuel consumption according to the EU test cycle is 12.5 litres/100 km. The CO2 emission level is 292 grammes/km.

The second petrol engine variant of the new BMW X5 displays significantly improved performance and impressive efficiency.

The BMW X5 xDrive35i features the first straight six-cylinder to combine BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, direct petrol injection (High Precision Injection) and VALVETRONIC variable valve control. Its supercharging system where – adhering to the Twin Scroll principle – the ducts of three cylinders at a time are separated from one another both in the exhaust manifold and the turbocharger, and the further developed VALVETRONIC system lend the three-litre power unit particularly responsive characteristics. With 225 kW at 5,800 rpm, the engine surpasses its predecessor’s maximum output by 25 kW. Maximum torque of 400 Nm is available between1,200 and 5,000 rpm. The new BMW X5 xDrive35i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, top speed being 235 km/h. The enhanced output is combined with average fuel consumption of 10.1 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 236 grammes/km.

Two new-generation diesel engines.

The diesel engines available for the new BMW X5 also originate from a new generation of power units. An all-aluminium construction, the latest Common Rail direct injection technology with piezo injectors and a turbocharger provide both three-litre straight six cylinder engines with power, refinement and unparalleled efficiency. A further reduction in weight compared to each of their predecessors additionally enhances the agility of the diesel engine variants that are on offer for the BMW X5.

Thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and Common Rail direct injection, the power unit in the BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport, which was first presented in the BMW 740d sedan, delivers a maximum output of 225 kW at 4,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 600 Nm available between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. Torque of 450 Nm is generated at an engine speed of just 1,000 rpm. More than 90 per cent of maximum output is available within a range of 3,500 to 5,000 rpm with a maximum engine speed of 5,600 rpm.

The engine technology featured in the new high-performance diesel powertrains adheres to the Variable TwinTurbo principle. This means that a small charger is activated in the lower rev range offering superb “low-down” torque, with an additional larger charger being activated at higher revs. Spontaneous and consistent accelerating power allows the BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, with a top speed of 236 km/h. This speed, power and efficiency is mainly due to the Common Rail technology, operating at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar and guaranteeing a highly accurate regulation of fuel supply. The BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport has an average fuel consumption of 7.5 litres/100 km in the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission level of 198 g/km.

The entry diesel variant is the new BMW X5 xDrive30d. Its turbo-charged straight six-cylinder engine has variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection operating at a maximum pressure of 1,800 bar. The engine generates its maximum output of 180 kW at 4,000 rpm, producing its maximum torque of 540 Nm between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm. The new BMW X5 xDrive30d accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 222 km/h. Despite a 7 kW increase in output over its predecessor, the vehicle’s average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is now 7.4 litres/100 km, a reduction of 10%. The new BMW X5 xDrive30d achieves a CO2 emission level of 195 grammes/km.

Fitted as standard: Eight-speed automatic transmission.

All new BMW X5 model variants are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. The new transmission combines shifting comfort, sporting characteristics and efficiency at an unprecedented level. It contributes even more significantly towards a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions than the six-speed automatic transmission featured in previous BMW X5 vehicles. The new eight-speed automatic transmission displays minimum converter slip and an innovative gear set configuration that permits additional drive positions and a greater transmission ratio spread without having negative effects on size, weight and the system’s intrinsic efficiency.

Suspension and the X5 driving experience.

The suspension technology used on the new BMW X5 is designed for driving dynamics. The suspension of the new BMW X5 features a double-track control arm front axle and a lightweight integral rear axle. The additionally available rear-axle air suspension, including automatic self-levelling (standard on the BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport), ensures a consistent ride height and unaltered driving characteristics, regardless of load conditions.

The new BMW X5’s rack-and-pinion steering comes as standard with the Servotronic function for speed-dependent power steering. Furthermore, the Active Steering function is available, which additionally varies steering transmission according to speed. Therefore, less steering wheel movement and effort are required when parking, whilst at high speeds a more indirect behaviour is achieved and the effect of power steering reduced in order to enhance directional stability and ride comfort.

Optimum supremacy with revised Adaptive Drive.

A combination of active body-roll stabilisation and variable damping control incorporated into the revised Adaptive Drive system with increased spreading sets the BMW X5 apart in its competitive environment. With the aid of sensors, Adaptive Drive permanently monitors and calculates data on the road speed, steering angle, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, body and wheel velocity as well as height levels. This information is used to control the swivel motors on the anti-roll bars and the electro-magnetic shock-absorber valves. In this way, body roll is reduced and damping is constantly regulated according to the current driving situation.

The FlexRay high-speed data transmission system is used for fast and reliable coordination. In addition to selecting a firmer damper configuration, the driver can now even activate a more sporting control map of the steering assistance using the sport button on the centre console.

High-performance brake system and tyres with emergency running properties.

The BMW X5’s high performance brake system guarantees outstanding stopping power. New, lightweight brakes with 385 mm discs at the front and an aluminium floating-calliper construction on the front and rear axles of the top-of-the-range BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport ensure stability and maximum braking comfort.

New 20-inch Y-spoke light-alloy wheels are now standard on the BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport and 19-inch Y-spoke light alloys are standard on the BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport.

Intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive technology.

Permanent four-wheel drive with electronically-controlled variable torque distribution between front and rear axle not only gives the new BMW X5 supreme traction on off-road terrain, but also superior driving dynamics on tarmac.

BMW xDrive technology was initially featured in the first-generation BMW X5 and has since then been refined. It is a four-wheel drive system that uses a transfer box with an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch to constantly feed power as required to the axle that has the best contact with the road surface. As a result, xDrive also enhances driving stability when taking bends at higher speeds as it anticipates any tendency to oversteer or understeer and counteracts these forces effectively.

In normal driving situations, BMW xDrive distributes drive forces to the front and rear axles in a 40:60 split. Sensors constantly monitor slip on all wheels. Within a fraction of a second, the system is able to vary the power distribution ratio. As opposed to previous four-wheel drive systems, BMW xDrive also acts in anticipation and does not wait until a wheel begins to spin. Therefore, the vehicle is stabilised before the driver even notices the need to take action.

Thanks to a new basic configuration, BMW xDrive featured in the new BMW X5 contributes even more significantly towards an increase in driving dynamics. During cornering, driver power is increasingly shifted to the rear axle. After cornering, the system returns to the normal setting to ensure optimum traction and stability.

Precisely controlled coordination of xDrive and DSC.

Fast and precise adjustment of drive power distribution is guaranteed by the combined efforts of xDrive, DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and the Integrated Chassis Management (ICM).

This combination is also complemented by the optionally available, revised Active Steering system. The stabilising effect of the variable distribution of power reduces the necessity for the DSC system to intervene. The selective braking of individual wheels and a reduction in engine output are not required until the threshold is reached. Additional DSC functions include the ABS antilock braking system, Automatic Stability Control (ASC), a trailer stability control system, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). Moreover, the system offers brake drying in wet conditions, the hill-start assistant, fading compensation as well as the standard cruise control system with braking function. The special mode Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) raises the tolerance of DSC, thereby facilitating an exceptionally sporting and active style of driving as well as controlled drive wheel spin in deep snow or loose sand.

The new BMW X5 is also equipped with a parking brake that uses both an electromechanical and a hydraulic function activated or released at the push of a button. The parking brake features an Auto-Hold function that enhances comfort in stop-and-go traffic situations. As soon as the car comes to a standstill, Auto-Hold automatically holds the car in position by exerting constant pressure on the brakes until the driver uses the acceleration pedal. The driver is not required to keep the brake pedal pressed down while the car is at a hold. The Auto-Hold function is activated and deactivated by a separate button on the centre console.

Body and safety.

Like all BMW X models, the new BMW X5 has a rigid body that – despite its high degree of torsional stiffness – has an optimum weight thanks to lightweight construction. For the benefit of passive safety, the forces acting on the vehicle during an accident are passed on via the engine supports and chassis along various load paths, keeping them away from the stable passenger cell.

In addition to front and hip/thorax airbags, the interior of the new BMW X5 comes as standard with side curtain head airbags. It also features three-point automatic seat belts for all seats, belt force limiters, belt tensioners and crashactive headrests at the front. All occupant restraint systems are centrally and electronically controlled. In the event of an imminent roll-over, roll-over sensors ensure that the curtain airbags and the belt tensioners are activated.

High degree of spaciousness in the interior, optional third-row seats.

The luggage compartment offers a storage capacity of 620 litres. If more space is needed, the 40:60 split rear seats can be either partially or completely folded down. This function provides a totally flat loading area and a maximum storage capacity of 1,750 litres. The wide, horizontally split tailgate, the elements of which open in opposite directions, facilitates easy loading. The lower section can be used as a platform and carries a load of 250 kilogrammes.

Third-row seats are optionally available for the BMW X5. These two seats are provided with head restraints and three-point automatic seat belts. The seats can be individually stowed into the vehicle floor. Even when seven seats are in use, the new BMW X5 has a luggage compartment volume of 200 litres.

Bi-Xenon headlights and Adaptive Headlights as an option.

The dual round headlights of the BMW X5 ensure excellent illumination of the road. Further standard features are the fog lamps and the light sensor, which automatically activates the low beam according to ambient brightness. Likewise fitted as standard is a rain sensor that determines the intensity of precipitation, facilitating automatic speed adjustment of the windscreen wipers.

In conjunction with the Bi-Xenon headlights, the daytime driving lights and positioning lights incorporate LED light rings. BMW’s distinctive daytime driving light design is enhanced by the bright white beam emitted by these light sources.

In conjunction with the optional Bi-Xenon headlights, the new BMW X5 can be equipped with Adaptive Headlights with cornering lights, variable light distribution and adaptive headlight range control. Adaptive Headlights ensure that the road is sufficiently illuminated when taking bends. Each turning direction of the headlights is effected in relation to steering angle, yaw rate and vehicle speed. The cornering light function is integrated into the Adaptive Headlights. When cornering, an additional light cone is produced in order to illuminate the road in the direction the vehicle is moving. The adaptive headlight range control function also takes vertical road contours into account. When driving over hillcrests, through tunnels or on steep ramps, the light cone is lowered or raised accordingly in order to ensure optimum illumination of the road without dazzling oncoming traffic. Adaptive Headlights also feature variable light distribution, a function that also guarantees a clearer illumination of the carriageway on straight roads. The innovative control system automatically facilitates an amplification of the field of vision through adequate widening of the light cone, according to speed.

The BMW X5 is equipped with a special emergency-braking warning system for motorists behind. This is a further development of the Adaptive Brake Lights introduced by BMW, as the world’s first manufacturer to offer such a feature. When applying the brakes particularly hard and when ABS is activated, drivers following from behind are immediately alerted by the brake lights conspicuously flashing on and off, prompting drivers behind to brake equally as hard. After the car has come to a standstill following particularly powerful application of the brakes, the hazard warning flashers are automatically activated.

Reversing camera with Top View: Perfect overview when manoeuvring the car.

For comfortable parking and manoeuvring, all variants of the new BMW X5 come standard with Park Distance Control incorporating sensors at the front and rear of the vehicle as well as a reversing camera (optional on the X5 xDrive30d), which provides images presented in colour and in an optimum perspective on the control display. Interactive tracking lines show the driver the optimum steering wheel angle for parking as well as the tightest turning circle. The rear-view camera is helpful when 'hooking up' a trailer, a zoom function serving to enlarge the size of the image around the towbar. Special static lines in the image help the driver correctly assess the distance to another vehicle or object while an interactive docking line geared to the angle of the steering wheel enables the driver to back up precisely to the trailer towbar.

Moreover, the reversing camera available for the BMW X5 is combined with the Top View system. In addition to the back-up camera and the PDC sensors, Top View uses two cameras in the side mirrors. This provides an ‘over-head’ picture presented on the control display and shows both the car and its surroundings from a bird’s eye perspective. This clear overview then enables the driver to park precisely even in confined space.

As a further option, the driver of the new BMW X5 can use Side View for assistance in appropriate situations. Side View uses two cameras integrated in the front guards of the car to monitor traffic moving crosswise to the front of the vehicle. These images are transmitted to the control display and not only ensure additional comfort in manoeuvring but also provide an early overview of traffic conditions to the left and right of the car, particularly when driving out of a narrow and unclear driveway or car park.

Innovation for increased safety: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.

The new BMW X5 comes with cruise control incorporating an independent brake function as standard. This system controls both the engine and the brakes in order to maintain a specific speed pre-selected by the driver. Cruise control consistently identifies longitudinal and lateral acceleration of the car and, where required, reduces the speed of the vehicle by intervening in engine management and the brake system in order to avoid any impairment of comfort in a bend. In addition, the controlled downhill driving system incorporates a wheel-brake reduction through drive torque shifting and power reduction, which counteracts brake overheating particularly when towing a trailer.

Optional Active Cruise Control, complete with a Stop & Go function, gives the driver even greater support and assistance. This sophisticated system also comprises an automatic distance control function for cruising smoothly in flowing traffic and maintaining the distance chosen from the vehicle ahead in stop-and-go traffic at a very low speed. As soon as the distance from the vehicle ahead pre-set by the driver is no longer maintained, Active Cruise Control adjusts the speed of the car by intervening in engine management and building up brake pressure, thus consistently maintaining the right speed in accordance with traffic conditions. As a result, the vehicle is decelerated and even brought to a halt whenever required.

The maximum stopping power generated by Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function is 4 m/s2, which is limited at higher speeds to a more comfortable 2.5 m/s2. Should the system not be able to compensate in the interest of enhanced comfort due to high relative speeds, the driver is prompted to intervene via optical and acoustic signals. Also with the system deactivated, the Brake Standby function will be activated and the release thresholds for the hydraulic Brake Assistant will be lowered, should the relative speeds reach a critical level, significantly increasing the effects of the driver braking.

Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go available throughout the road speed range from 30 – 180 km/h uses the latest generation of radar sensor technology, a full range radar, to perform its function. This innovative radar sensor, which is integrated inconspicuously into the front air dam of the car, does not require any adjustment to the basic housing. The measuring beam emitted by the system is sufficiently broad at short distances of up to approximately 50 metres or 165 feet in order to recognise vehicles on adjacent lanes within certain limits. Whenever another vehicle moves over to the same lane as the driver’s car, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go adjusts the speed of the BMW X5 smoothly and softly to the speed of the new car now ahead.

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Lane Departure Warning.

Lane Departure Warning detects unintended departure from the appropriate lane at a speed of at least 70 km/h. The system consists of a camera, which is installed on the windscreen in the vicinity of the rear-view mirror, a control unit for data synchronisation and a pulse emitter that activates a vibration on the steering wheel. Lane Departure Warning operates as a function of road speed. At high speeds, the system interacts quickly as soon as the car draws close to the side of the road.

The system’s camera detects lane markings and a control unit calculates the position of the vehicle in relation to these markings. The system also works in bends, on narrow lanes and in the dark as soon as the headlights are switched on.

Head-up Display.

The optional Head-up Display is unique within the competitive environment of the BMW X5. Information such as current speed, driver assistance alerts and navigation data is presented by the Head-up Display directly in the driver’s line of vision, in an ergonomically particularly good and clear position on the windscreen. The driver is able to take in and use this information without re-focusing his line of vision or taking his eyes off the road.

The intensity of this projection is automatically adjusted to surrounding light conditions, with the additional option to adjust the level of brightness through the iDrive menu. The driver is also able to choose the information he would like to receive on the windscreen in addition to road speed and warnings from the driver assistance systems.

The new BMW X5 Performance Highlights

BMW X5 xDrive50i Sport: V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection (High Precision Injection).
Capacity: 4,395 cc
Maximum power output: 300 kW at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm
Maximum torque: 600 Nm at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm
Acceleration: [0 – 100 km/h]: 5.5 seconds
Top speed: 250 km/h
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 12.5 litres/100 kilometres
CO2 emission level according to EU: 292 g/km
Emission standard: EU5.

BMW X5 xDrive35i: Straight six-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo, direct injection (High Precision Injection) and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control.
Capacity: 2,979 cc
Maximum power output: 225 kW at 5,800 rpm
Maximum torque: 400 Nm at 1,200 – 5,000 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.8 seconds
Top speed: 235 km/h
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 10.1 litres/100 kilometres
CO2 emission level according to EU: 236 g/km, emission standard: EU5.

BMW X5 xDrive40d Sport: Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection (piezo injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar).
Capacity: 2,993 cc
Maximum power output: 225 kW at 4,400 rpm
Maximum torque: 600 Nm at 1,500 – 2,500 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 6.6 seconds
Top speed: 236 km/h
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.5 litres/100 kilometres
CO2 emission level according to EU: 198 g/km, emission standard: EU5.

BMW X5 xDrive30d: Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and Common Rail direct injection (piezo injectors, max. injection pressure: 1,800 bar).
Capacity: 2,993 cc
Maximum power output: 180 kW at 4,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 540 Nm at 1,750 – 3,000 rpm
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h]: 7.6 seconds
Top speed: 222 km/h
Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.4 litres/100 kilometres
CO2 emission level according to EU: 195 g/km, emission standard: EU5.


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