The powerful BMW X5
Dynamic design, driving pleasure, fuel economy. This is the triangle on which, the executives of BMW for the creation and evolution of the third generation of the luxury SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) X5. Greater in size than the previous generation, the new X5 is based on modified floor with a longer wheelbase and therefore offers more space for passengers and luggage, while it will be optional available a 7 seat version.
The design follows the standards set by the Series 3 and 5, with new elements in the aerodynamic front wings and the top of the tailgate. The end result justifies the designers who managed to give the vehicle an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.31. On the road the first element that surprises the driver is the flexibility of the car. Especially with the optional active steering and active anti-roll bars, the new X5 successfully hides many pounds of smiles and gives the enthusiast driver.
The armament packages Dynamic and Professional is also possible to transfer engine torque not only between the front and rear axles but also between the two rear wheels, improving the behavior of the car in tight corners and slippery surfaces. The car will initially be available with three engines, two diesel and one petrol. Both have diesel 3.0 liter capacity, performance, 258 and 381 hp, while the gasoline is 4.4 liter, 450 hp performance.
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Can the biggest diesel be the one that stands for performance and especially for… enthusiastic sound, but the small (xDrive30d) is closer to our own data without significantly weaker in performance. In short, it is the ideal package. At least until February, where there will be a 2-liter 218 hp diesel version. In any case, the consumption of motors that meet the standards Euro 6 and emissions proportionally have been kept at very low levels.
Finally, the list of equipment, standard and optional, is huge and includes dozens of items of comfort, safety and suspension settings depending on driving profile.
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By Nicole P.