The third-generation Bmw X5 was finally revealed today and as expected, the car will make its public debut in autumn at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed F15, the 2014 Bmw X5 retains its upright profile and keeps traditional features such as the two-piece tailgate. Regarding the new design, the 2014 Bmw X5 F15 features a bolder front end with a prominent kidney grille and LED headlamps, a more contoured front bumper and a stylish rear end, which is not a dramatic change, comparing it with the outgoing model.
The new X5 has a length of 4886 mm, a width of 1938 mm and a height of 1762 mm. This means that it is 32 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 14 taller than its predecessor. It shares the same wheelbase as the outgoing model.
Still, the tracks have been shortened by 4 mm (front and rear) to 1640 mm and 1646 mm. Bmw claims that the new X5 is 80 kg lighter than its predecessor.
The interior was also updated and it is now more luxurious, following the design line of recent Bmw models. Moreover, the 2014 X5 comes with a long list of optional features such as head up display, night vision with human and animal detection, 360 degrees surround-view parking assistant, collision warning with automatic braking function and lane departure warning. The ConnectedDrive offer full internet access and other online services.
The latest generation of the BMW X5 will once again benchmark in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment – a segment that it started – in terms of design, interior room and cabin luxury, as well as driving enjoyment, versatility, efficiency and equipment features. Thus, the third generation BMW X5 is an all-round proposition that could meet the varying wants and needs of its customers.
Through the M Sport package, as well as Pure Experience and Pure Excellence "design worlds," customers seeking to further personalize their X5’s interior and exterior could actually do so. The interior of the BMW X5 is able to provide a luxuriously comfortable experience thanks to its elegant design, comfort-enhancing functions and the use of high-quality materials.
As standard, the new BMW X5 is featured with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive (except BMW X5 sDrive25d). When the optional Dynamic or Professional adaptive suspension package is availed, xDrive could be backed with Dynamic Performance Control. Interestingly, when the Dynamic adaptive suspension is chosen, the X5 is fitted with Dynamic Drive active roll stabilization that furthers improve its sporty handling attributes in a targeted manner.
BMW is also offering the optional Comfort active suspension package that includes air suspension at the rear axle and Dynamic Damper Control to further enhance ride comfort in the new BMW X5. On the other hand, the Professional adaptive suspension package blends the features of Comfort and Dynamic. Meanwhile, the M Sport package is specified with Adaptive M suspension that includes Dynamic Damper Control, rear-axle air suspension and sports-oriented suspension tuning.
At launch, the new BMW X5 could be fitted with a V8 engine delivering 450 hp or 330 kW (BMW X5 xDrive50i) or with a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine developing 258 hp or 190 kW (BMW X5 xDrive30d). The BMW X5 xDrive50i and X5 xDrive30d will be launched along with an M Performance Automobile -- the BMW X5 M50d. All BMW models already comply with the EU6 emission standards.