/2011 BMW X5 Facelift Gets Twin-Turbo Six As Well

2011 BMW X5 Facelift Gets Twin-Turbo Six As Well

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BMW released details of the new 2011 X5 SUV which comes with a mild facelift for the new year. The revisions is styling are hardly noticeable even to the most eagle-eyed spectators, but it’s aprons look a bit more like the X6’s. The new X5 will be available with six and eight cylinder petrol as well as six and eight cylinder diesel engines. And yes, it’ll get the N55 twin-turbo inline six unit and the eight speed gearbox.

Engine variants:

BMW X5 xDrive50i: V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and direct injection (High Precision Injection),
displacement 4,395 cc, power output: 300 kW/407 bhp at 5,500 – 6,400 rpm,
max. 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,
displacement 2,979 cc, power output: 225 kW/306 bhp at 5,800 rpm,
max. 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: Straight six-cylinder diesel engine with aluminium crankcase, BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail direct injection (piezo injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar),
displacement: 2,993 cc, power output: 225 kW/306 bhp at 4,400 rpm, max. 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),
displacement: 2,993 cc, power output: 180 kW/245 bhp at 4,000 rpm, max. 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.

Pricing for 2011 BMW X5 starts at $46,675 and goes up to $59,275 for the V8 petrol model. More details after the pictures…

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•   All versions of the new BMW X5 are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard. With its innovative gear set configuration as well as minimum converter slip, it offers a combination of outstanding shifting dynamics, optimised effectiveness and the highest degree of comfort. Consequently, the eight-speed automatic transmission is a further factor contributing towards enhanced road performance and efficiency.

•   The design of the new BMW X5 is characterised by well-balanced proportions that make the vehicle look exquisitely dynamic and elegant. Thanks to specific modifications to the front and rear end, all versions of the BMW X5 clearly visualise a marked increase in driving dynamics.

Larger side air intakes at the front and an increased proportion of surfaces painted in body colour within the area of the front and rear end aprons point to an increase in engine output and emphasise the vehicle’s orientation to the road. The new BMW X5’s athletic character is additionally underlined by the reshaped rear bumper and the tailpipe surrounds.

•   The dual round headlamps featured in the new BMW X5 are, in conjunction with optional Xenon lights, fitted with LED corona rings which serve as exceptionally high-class and effective daytime running lights. The L-shaped, redesigned taillights, each with two homogeneously illuminated LED light banks, reflect the brand-typical night-time design of the rear end.

•   The interior of the new BMW X5 impresses with a high degree of variability and a luxurious ambience. The high seating position permits an optimum view of the current traffic situation. The standard equipment includes the latest generation of the iDrive control system, which offers additional possibilities for convenient and intuitive control of all standard and optional audio, navigation and telecommunication functions. The flexibly utilisable luggage compartment can be extended from a capacity of 620 litres to a maximum of 1,750 litres. Thanks to third-row seats, the BMW X5 can accommodate up to seven persons.

•   The BMW xDrive intelligent four-wheel drive system distributes drive torque between the front and rear axels via an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch. DSC Dynamic Stability Control ensures rapid, situation-related response, enhancing both driving dynamics and traction. Thanks to a revised, more neutrally interpreted basic configuration, xDrive now contributes more significantly towards an increase in driving dynamics. Moreover, spring and damper adjustment of the BMW X5 xDrive50i and the BMW X5 xDrive40d systems have undergone model-specific modifications. The standard equipment of the new BMW X5 also includes the speed-dependent Servotronic steering assist system. Newly devised Active Steering and Adaptive Drive are optionally available.

•   Within the framework of BMW ConnectedDrive, the new BMW X5 offers a multitude of unique driver assistance systems and services for optimising comfort, safety and for the use of the infotainment functions. In addition to the Head-up Display, Adaptive Cornering Headlights, High-Beam Assistant, Park Distance Control and reversing camera with Surround View, the functions Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Speed limit Info and Side View are all available for the BMW X5.

•   In addition to the extremely stiff body structure, standard equipment incorporating front and side airbags, side head airbags for the front and second-row seats, three-point automatic safety belts for all seats, belt tensioners and belt force limiters as well as crash-active front headrests and the ISOFIX child seat system at the rear contribute towards optimising occupant protection. Furthermore, the new BMW X5 is equipped with adaptive brake lights, runflat safety tyres and a tyre defect indicator.

•   High-quality materials, premium finish and a comprehensive range of standard equipment characterise the luxurious style of the new BMW X5. Four-zone automatic climate control is available as an alternative to regular automatic climate control. The navigation system Professional features a hard disk storage unit for digital maps and the personal music collection. The audio equipment comprises an MP3-compatible CD player and an AUX-IN connection. Further options include, inter alia, a USB audio connection, the BMW Individual high-end audio system, a DVD changer and a DVD entertainment system. New exterior and interior colours and light-alloy wheels add to the modern look of the car.

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