BMW X5 (F15)

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BMW X5 (F15)
BMW X5 xDrive50i F15.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2013–
Model years 2014
Assembly Greer, South Carolina, United States (BMW America)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Powertrain
Engine

3.0L 305 hp I6 T
4.4L 450 hp V8 TT
2.0L 218 hp Diesel TT I4
3.0L 258 hp Diesel I6
3.0L 313 hp Diesel TT I6

3.0L 381 hp Diesel TT I6
Transmission 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,933 mm (115.5 in)
Length 4,886 mm (192.4 in)
Width 1,938 mm (76.3 in)
Height 1,762 mm (69.4 in)
Chronology
Predecessor BMW X5 (E70)

The BMW F15 is third-generation BMW X5 mid-size crossover SUV.

Initial release[edit]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.[1]

Early X5 models include xDrive50i, xDrive30d, M50d. BMW xDrive40d, xDrive35i, xDrive25d, sDrive25d were to be added in December 2013.[2]

US models of X5 arrived in US showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2013. Early models include sDrive35i, xDrive35i, xDrive50i, followed by xDrive35d in early 2014.[3][4]

BMW Concept X5 eDrive (2013)[edit]

It is a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle version of X5 with kidney grille slats, air intake bars and the inlay in the rear bumper in the BMW i Blue colour; Silverflake metallic body colour, xDrive all-wheel-drive system, specially designed roof rails, a connector for the charging cable that lights up during charging, 21-inch light-alloy wheels in an exclusive aerodynamically optimised design, a four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine and a 95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) electric motor developed by the BMW Group, charging cable stored in the load area below the flat storage compartment, BMW ConnectedDrive with Remote app. The electric motor can be driven at top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The battery mode has range of 30 km (19 mi)[5]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.[6]

BMW Concept X5 Security Plus (2013)[edit]

It is an armoured version of BMW X5 xDrive50i with protection level VR6, with armoured passenger cell constructed from high-performance steel mouldings and panels, sealed joints, security glass, Intelligent Emergency Call system, optional BMW ConnectedDrive. Other options included LED strobe lights in the radiator grille, roof beacons with a siren system, an auxiliary battery.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.[7][8]

BMW X5 M50d, BMW Individual range, Original BMW Accessories (2013-)[edit]

BMW X5 M50d includes Adaptive M suspension (Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, Electric Power Steering), 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, mixed tyres. The optional Dynamic adaptive suspension package includes Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation.

BMW Individual range includes additional customization options, such as up to seven layers of paint (including Ruby Black metallic, Pyrite Brown metallic) and the addition of special colour pigments creating iridescent effects, 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with mixed tyres, fine-grain full Merino leather trim in Amaro Brown and Criollo Brown from BMW Individual, BMW Individual interior trim strips in Piano Finish Black or Sen Light Brown.

Original BMW Accessories range for BMW X5 include floor mats (with rubber surface integrated in the foot area), luggage compartment mats, transport bags (includes a Storage Bag Fond), seat organiser, ski and snowboard bag (max 4 pairs of skis or 3 snowboards, integrated rollers, handles and a shoulder strap); transport bag for ski boots, helmets and gloves.

The BMW Individual range will be available from December 2013.[9]

Design[edit]

The new generation BMW X5 is 5 mm (0.2 in) wider, 26 mm (1.0 in) longer and 14 mm (0.6 in) lower than E70, but wheelbase remains at 2,933 mm (115.5 in). At the front F15 takes design from F30 3 Series while at the back it's similar to other current X series models. The interior now features 10.25 inch display [10]

Technology[edit]

BMW claims the new X5 is made of ultra-high-tensile steel in the body structure, thermoplastics in the side panels, aluminium in the bonnet and magnesium in the instrument panel support to make the new BMW X5 lighter. Depending on the model, the new X5 is as much as 90 kg lighter than a comparably equipped corresponding model from the previous X5 generation.[11]

Equipment[edit]

In December 2013, model-specific BMW Individual options will be added to the optional extras already available for all engine variants of the new BMW X5. Options include BMW Individual fine-grain Merino leather trim in Criollo Brown and Amaro Brown (stitching and piping in a contrasting colour and decorative perforations on the seat surfaces), BMW Individual interior trim strips in Piano Finish Black and Sen Light Brown fine wood, 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with mixed tyres, additional body colours (Mineral Silver, Glacier Silver and Imperial Blue diamond effect metallic paint variants; BMW Individual finishes Ruby Black metallic and Pyrite Brown metallic).

Traffic Jam Assistant option for Driving Assistant Plus, improved BMW Parking Assistant (accelerator, brake pedal, gear shift controls) became available for BMW X5 from December 2013.[12]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
xDrive35i 2013–present 2,979 cc (181.8 cu in) I6 twin scroll turbo (N55B30) 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800-6000, 400 N·m (295 lb·ft)@1200-5000
xDrive50i 2013- 4,395 cc (268.2 cu in) V8 twin turbo (N63B44) 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp)@5500-6000, 650 N·m (479 lb·ft)@2000-4500
Diesel egines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque@rpm
sDrive25d 2013–present 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4400, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1500-2500
xDrive25d 2013–present 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 twin turbo (N47D20) 218 PS (160 kW; 215 hp)@4400, 450 N·m (332 lb·ft)@1500-2500
xDrive30d 2013- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 turbo (N57D30) 258 PS (190 kW; 254 hp)@4000, 560 N·m (413 lb·ft)@1500-3000
xDrive40d 2013–present 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 twin turbo (N57D30) 313 PS (230 kW; 309 hp)@4400, 630 N·m (465 lb·ft)@1500-2500
M50d 2013- 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) I6 triple turbo (N57S) 381 PS (280 kW; 376 hp)@4000-4400, 740 N·m (546 lb·ft)@2000-3000

Transmissions[edit]

All models include an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

Performance[edit]

Petrol engines
Model Years Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s) Top speed Average fuel cons. Weight (EU)
xDrive35i 2013–present 6.5 235 km/h (146 mph) 8.5 l (27.6 mpg) /
xDrive50i 2013- 5.0 250 km/h (160 mph) 10.4-10.5 (22.6 mpg) 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
Diesel egines
Model Years Acceleration 0–100 km/h (s) Top speed Average fuel cons. Weight (EU)
sDrive25d 2013–present 8.2 220 km/h (140 mph) 5.6 (42mpg) /
xDrive25d 2013–present 8.2 220 km/h (140 mph) 5.9 (39.8 mpg) /
xDrive30d 2013- 6.9 230 km/h (140 mph) 6.2 (37.9 mpg) 2,145 kg (4,729 lb)
xDrive40d 2013–present 6.1 236 km/h (147 mph) 6.4 (36.7 mpg) /
M50d 2013- 5.3 250 km/h (160 mph) 6.7 (35.1 mpg) 2,265 kg (4,993 lb)

Production[edit]

BMW X5 and the corresponding Security models were built in BMW Spartanburg plant in the USA. X5 Security's special security features themselves are installed in the Toluca plant in Mexico.[7]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

BMW pages: X5 Security Plus, Concept X5 eDrive