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BMW is rumoured to be working on new 745e model and X5 xDrive45e hybrid

It was in February 2016 when we first saw the actual BMW 740e, and rumours quickly spread that it will have a short life cycle. But sources now say that the plug-in hybrid fullsize sedan will retire next year to give way to a new 745e. In fact, this model was just at the 2017 SEMA Show to display a wide range of M Performance parts. Hopefully, there will be a more powerful model and there will be an electric car with more range. However, so far there has been no confirmation.

Currently, the outgoing 740e comes with a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower. It is then paired with an electric motor with another 111 horsepower. Overall, the electrified 7 Series can carry out a total of 322 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton metres) of torque. When combined with the engine, the 740e develops a peak torque at 1,250 rpm. In only 5.1 seconds, the 740e can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) before hitting its maximum speed of 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour).

While we don’t expect dramatic changes, we’re excited to see what the new 745e has to offer. But what we would really like to improve is the current electric range of just 14 miles provided by the 9.2 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery pack that is recharged via a standard J1772 3.7 kW plug. We anticipate that extending the range will really drum up sales for the series.

Read the entire article BMW is rumoured to be working on new 745e model and X5 xDrive45e hybrid

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e becomes an official German PHEV

At last, BMW’s all-new X5 xDrive40e PHEV crossover arrived with same looks as the standard model but with a new technology that offers a low fuel consumption. According to BMW, the X5 xDrive40e uses a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 245 hp and 258 lb-ft or 350 Nm of torque, as well as an electric motor that generates an additional 113 hp (83 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque.

The total output delivered by the hybrid powertrain is 313 hp (230 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque. The vehicle is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 130 mph or 210 km/h. Using just the electric motor and the energy stored in the 9 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the X5 xDrive40e has a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), while the all-electric range is up to 19 miles or 31 km.

The battery can be fully recharged in 3 hours and 50 minutes when using a regular household and in just 2 hours and 45 minutes when using the optional BMW I Wallbox. The engine is bolted to an 8-speed Steptronic gearbox, average fuel consumption is 3.3 – 3.4 l/100 km (83.1 – 85.6 UK mpg or 69.1 – 71.2 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are just 78 grams per km.

Read the entire article 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e becomes an official German PHEV

2015 BMW X5 (F15) Security revealed ahead of Moscow Motor Show debut

At the 2014 Moscow Motor Show, BMW will introduce the X5 (F15) Security a vehicle previewed by a concept version at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. According to BMW, the new X5 Security is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology that can deliver 450 hp (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.

As expected, the engine is bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which sends the power to the road through the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

The new model comes with a VR6 protection class rating and can protect its passengers against an AK-47 attack. As you can see from the photos the new X5 Security Plus is identical to the regular model despite the fact that it offers protection against organized crime, kidnapping and violent assault.

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2014 BMW X5 gets a widebody kit from Hamann

Not impressed by the looks of your brand new 2014 BMW X5 (F15)? Then you probably need to take a look at the new wide body kit unveiled by Hamann, the well-known tuning company.

As you can see from the photos, the BMW X5 gets a completely new look thanks to the new body kit consisting of a front bumper with integrated LED daytime running leds, side sills, front fenders, enlarged front and rear wheel arches, a rear roof spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser.

The design is completed by the new multi-spoke wheels offered in any colour you want to. There are no details regarding any engine upgrades, which means you will have to stick with the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine offered on the X5 M50d that comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW X5 gets a widebody kit from Hamann

Back in September, BMW unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) the Concept X5 eDrive. For the 2014 New York International Auto Show, BMW came back with an updated version of the Concept X5 eDrive that previews the hybrid version of the X5. The new concept car uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine that generates 245 hp (180 kW) as well as an electric motor that delivers an extra 95 hp (70 kW) and 250 Newton metres (184 lb-ft).

As a result, the hybrid system develops 340 hp and can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.0 seconds. The high-voltage battery developed for the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is located underneath the luggage compartment and can power the vehicle for up to 20 miles or 30 km and at speeds of up to 75 mph or 120 km/h.

Just like any other hybrid vehicle, the concept offers three driving modes: the Auto eDrive, which uses both the petrol engine and the electric motor; Max eDrive. which uses just the electric motor and electricity sourced from the lithium-ion battery; Save Battery, which uses just the petrol engine and maintain the current charge level of the battery.

Read the entire article 2014 New York Auto Show: BMW unveils the updated Concept X5 eDrive

AC Schnitzer revealed today its customized BMW X5 (F15) M50d and announced that it will bring the new high-performance SUV at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The new tuning program includes a front skirts, new side sills, exterior mirror caps painted in gray and a new rear skirt with integrated exhaust system and air diffuser.

The exterior design is completed by the five-spoke 21-inch Type IV BiColor alloy wheels. Ac Schnitzer also added new suspension components that improve driving comfort, dynamics and safety. Inside, we find a new set of AC Schnitzer aluminum pedals and footrest, an AC Schnitzer keyholder and new velour floor mats.

Under the hood, we find the 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. If the standard version of the engine delivers 381 hp (280 kW) and 740 Nm of torque, thanks to AC Schnitzer the powerplant now generates 430 hp (316 kW).

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva: AC Schnitzer ACS5 5.0d based on BMW X5 (F15) M50d

Back in September, BMW unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) the new Concept X5 eDrive, a vehicle that previewed the hybrid version of the all-new 2014 BMW X5 (F15). The concept car combined the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system with the innovative BMW plug-in hybrid system.

Today, BMW announced plans to offer a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 but also released the first official photos with the X5 eDrive. Just like the concept version, the X5 eDrive is expected to use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder combustion engine paired with an electric motor that delivers 95 hp (70 kW) that gets its power from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.

As expected, the battery can be charged from any domestic power socket and offers an electric-only range of 19 miles or 30 km.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW X5 (F15) eDrive Hybrid revealed in ‘official’ spy shots

The 2014 BMW X5 (F15) has just received a selection of BMW M Performance parts and for those interested the German manufacturer will put them on sale in March 2014. As you can see from the photos, the 2014 BMW X5 has just became sexier and features a black decorative grid for the kidney grille, a front splitter, exterior mirror caps in carbon, air ducting elements, side sills featuring the M Performance lettering and a new rear air diffuser.

Inside, we can see the BMW M Performance Steering wheel with red central marking, a new gear lever with carbon surface, accelerator, brake pedal and driver footrest in high-grade steel and new BMW M Performance floor mats. Moreover, the vehicle comes with BMW M Performance brake system with blue brake calipers as well as 21-inch light alloy wheels in Bi-Color finish.

The German carmaker also offers the BMW M Performance Power Kit for the X5 xDrive35i. The power kit adds 20 bhp (15 kW) and 50 Nm, which means that the X5 xDrive35i delivers a total output of 326 bhp (240 kW) and 450 Nm of torque. Furthermore, BMW offers the M performance silcencer system. All variants of the new BMW X5 can be fitted with M Performance tailpipe trim elements in chrome or carbon.

Read the entire article 2014 BMW X5 (F15) receives M Performance Parts

Starting November 2013, BMW’s X5 will receive new engines while its 4 Series Coupe and 3 Series Touring will get a new trim and the carmaker’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The X5 range will feature three new engines. The sDrive25d, particularly, will be powered by a 215bhp twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel. It is the first X5 to feature a four-cylinder engine and to be offered in rear-wheel drive only.

The X5 xDrive35i now comes with a 302bhp six-cylinder petrol engine while xDrive40d now features a 309bhp six-cylinder diesel engine. The third-generation BMW X5, which will be available this December, will feature more optional extras with the Driving Assistant Plus system that now includes the Traffic Jam Assistant function. Also coming as an option is the latest generation of the BMW Parking Assistant.

The 4 Series Coupe and the 3 Series Touring will feature a new trim level dubbed as BMW Modern Line, in addition to the Sport and Luxury Line packages. BMW Modern Line features exclusive bespoke light-alloy wheels and aluminum satinated design elements. It also features an Oyster color shade for the seats and roof liner, a sports steering wheel and variable-color ambient lighting.

Read the entire article BMW gives engine and trim updates to X5, 4- & 3-Series

BMW is introducing a new version of its BMW X5 sports utility vehicle as it tries to come back from the defeat of the model from the hands of the Mercedes-Benz M class in 2012. The X5, which is called “The Boss” within BMW due to its strong global sales and huge profit margins, will come in a version that features advanced technology – it can drive itself during traffic jams and can avoid people or animals in the dark through its night vision feature.

"We want to get back to the top with the X5," remarked Herbert Diess, development chief for BMW. SUVs have become a crucial arena where BMW is trying to repulse strong challenges posed by Audi and Mercedes-Benz. The increasing global demand for SUVs has caused IHS Automotive to forecast a 41-percent growth in sales from 2012 through 2018 to 18.6 million vehicles.

HIS even forecast the X5 to overtake the M class in 2014. Mercedes, however, will not just sit idly and watch BMW take the initiative as it targets the lower end of the luxury SUV market with its new GLA compact, aimed at the aging BMW X1.

Read the entire article BMW bids to get back with new version of X5 SUV and defeat Mercedes-Benz

BMW’s stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year features an armored concept version of the third-gen X5 that is named the Security Plus. BMW said that it’s the lone car in its class that provides protection against organized crime, kidnapping and violent assault and complies with all the VR6 protection level requirements.

BMW developed this vehicle for buyers who value protection. These include customers from Russia, Africa and South America. The armoured version is virtually identical to the regular model. BMW base the armoured X5 to an armored passenger cell built using high-performance steel mouldings and panels that protect as many as four people against an AK-47 attack.

It features specially made security glass that can resist attack coming from blunt weapons. It also has sealed joints that prevent bullet or fragment penetration. It is powered by a V8 TwinPower Turbo engine that develops 450 hp (330 kW) distributed to the xDrive all-wheel drive system. 

Read the entire article 2013 Frankfurt: BMW Concept X5 Security Plus wants to take care of you

Fuel efficiency is the highlight of the BMW Concept X5 eDrive, which was introduced at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker aims to bring the fuel efficiency of the 2014 Bmw X5 to another level in the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment. Powering the new concept car is a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, coupled with an electric motor that’s powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery and has an output of 95 hp (70 kW).

Any domestic power socket can be used to power the battery that provides an electric-only range of 30 kilometres or 19 miles. In addition, the X5 eDrive has a top speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph when employing only electricity. We can find the high-voltage battery under the load area.

Because of this, the X5 is as spacious as the standard version. Similar to other hybrid vehicles, the X5 eDrive is available in three driving modes. First is the intelligent hybrid drive option balanced between sportiness and efficiency. Then there’s pure electric and Save Battery mode. In the EU test cycle, it’s recorded to have an average fuel consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 km (74.3 mpg imp).

Read the entire article 2013 IAA: BMW Concept X5 eDrive feels at home in Frankfurt [Live Photos]

BMW is introducing one of its newest offerings, the 2014 BMW X5 Individual. The BMW Individual created for the new BMW X5 sports activity vehicle features factory-fitted exterior and interior equipment options that exudes elegant design, luxurious ambience and exclusive character. The 2014 BMW X5 Individual is an amalgamation of BMW Individual products created through precision craftsmanship and wide experience in working with select materials.

With this, BMW was able to create an X5 Individual that combines both perfection and style. BMW Individual paintwork applied on the BMW X5 surely imprints exclusivity. Seven layers of paint as well as the addition of special color pigments provide fascinating iridescent effects as well as unmatched depth. The BMW Individual finishes available for the new BMW X5 include Ruby Black metallic and Pyrite Brown metallic.

The sheens of these paintworks option are derived from reflections set off by red or gold pigments underneath the surface.

Read the entire article BMW is introducing 2014 X5 (F15) Individual

Bmw released today a new set of photos with the all-new X5 M50d, its most powerful diesel-powered X5 (F15). As you may know already, the X50 M50d is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder in-line diesel engine that comes with three-stage turbocharging and common rail direct injection. The engine develops 381 hp (280 kW) and an impressive 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque.

Thanks to the Bmw BluePerformance technology offered as standard, the X5 M50d is also EU6-compliant. Power is delivered to the wheels via the eight-speed automatic transmission and BMW xDrive all-wheel drive.

2014 Bmw X5 (F15) M50d is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.3 seconds but despite its performances, the SUV has an average fuel consumption of 6.7 litres per 100 km (42.2 mpg) in the EU test cycle with CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

Read the entire article 2014 Bmw X5 (F15) M50d: new photos released

The 2014 Bmw X5 wants to take the fuel-efficiency to another level in the luxurious Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment and as a result the German manufacturer revealed its latest creation: ladies and gentlemen, this is the BMW Concept X5 eDrive. Set to make its debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new concept car is powered by a four-cylinder combustion engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, paired with an electric motor which delivers 95 hp (70 kW) that gets its energy from a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.

The battery can be charged from any domestic power socket and offers en electric-only range of 30 kilometres or 19 miles. Moreover, the X5 eDrive has a top speed of 120 km/h or 75 mph using just electricity.

The high-voltage battery is mounted underneath the load area and this means that the X5 will offer the same space as the standard version. Just like any other hybrid vehicle, the X5 eDrive will offer three driving modes: the intelligent hybrid drive option balanced between sportiness and efficiency, pure electric or Save Battery mode to maintain the current battery charge.

Read the entire article Bmw Concept X5 eDrive previews the hybrid version of the X5

BMW has started building the third-generation BMW X5 as well as equivalent dealer vehicles designed to generate attractions and sales in their respective regions. The first of these X5s is a Mineral White M50d equipped with a six-cylinder inline diesel engine featuring M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology.

The BMW X5 M50d boasts of Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be exported to a dealer in Eastern Europe. The third-generation BMW X5 is out to set new standards in design, luxury, versatility and driving enjoyment. Interested customers could choose from a number of engine variants for their own unit of the third-generation BMW X5.

For instance, the new X5 sDrive35i and X5 xDrive35i are powered by the widely acclaimed 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine that provides up to 300 hp of output at 5,800 rpm and up to 300 lb-ft of torque from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm. 

Read the entire article BMW starts building third-generation X5 (F15)

Bmw announced that the U.S. pricing for its all-new 2014 X5 (F15). The new rear-wheel drive 2014 X5 sDrive35i will start at $53,725, while the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i is priced at $56,025. Moreover, the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d price is $57,525 while the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive50i will start at $69,125. According to the official press release, all prices include $925 destination and handling.

As standard, the 2014 Bmw X5 (F15) comes as standard with the Auto Start-Stop system, BMW’s iDrive4.2 Navigation System with Touchpad, 10 years of BMW Assist eCall service, 10 years of BMW TeleService, BMW Apps, 40-20-40 split-folding rear seat, and now standard Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering. For those who don’t know, the X5 sDrive35i and X5 xDrive35i will get the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-6 engine (internally known as N55) delivering 300 hp at 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft.

The new X5 xDrive35i will accelerate from 0 – 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, making it 0.2 seconds faster than its predecessor. The Bmw X5 xDrive50i is powered by the 4.4-liter V-8 engine (N63) which develops a maximum output of 445 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm (a 45 hp increase), and a maximum torque of 480 lb-ft between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm (a 30 lb-ft increase).

Read the entire article 2014 Bmw X5 (F15) has a price tag of $53,725 in the United States

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.

Read the entire article 2014 Bmw X5 (F15) arrives ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Due to the risk of losing power brake assist, BMW has issued the recall of around 30,000 of its 2007-10 X5 sport utility vehicles with V-8 engines, according to a report submitted to the safety agency National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This same problem had cropped up in 2010 in a recall that covered 200,000 BMW vehicles.

In the recent filing to the NHTSA, BMW said that the brake booster may fail. The brakes may continue to function even then but power assist could be gone. BMW determined that the problem stems from a check valve of the brake vacuum pump that leaks a small quantity of lubricating oil into the vacuum hose. If this oil enters the brake booster, it may fail.

This is the exact same defect that led to the 2010 recall. But then, BMW explained that at the time, the X5s were not included in the recall since the brake line on the X5 “has an upward routing in comparison to the horizontal routing” on the units included in the 2010 recall. BMW said that no recall was required since it believed that upward routing was less vulnerable to the problem.

Read the entire article Bmw recalling 30,000 of its 2007-10 X5 SUVs for faulty brakes

German luxury carmaker BMW is rolling out in 2013 a new range of sporty new diesel sedans in the United States, aiming to attract drivers looking for vehicles that allow them to savor speed while relishing fuel efficiency. The new range of sporty diesel sedans will complement the carmaker’s sole diesel vehicle in the US market, the X5 xDrive 35d sports utility vehicle.

 BMW hopes the new range of diesel vehicles will move more consumers to prefer them. Diesel-powered vehicles offer around 25-percent better fuel consumption than conventional cars, but German carmakers like Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have been having a hard time making them popular in the US, due to a poor image, higher fuel prices compared to gasoline, and a dotted filling station infrastructure.

In an interview with Reuters, Ludwig Willisch, president of BMW of North America, remarked that the X5 diesel is selling “like hot cakes,” thus helping them ascertain that there would be strong customer acceptance as long as they have the right product. He also divulged BMW’s next step after rolling out the new diesel sedans in the US -- launching a four-cylinder diesel in the 3 Series, as well as a six-cylinder diesel in the 5 Series this year.

Read the entire article BMW to roll out diesel sedans in the US to complement the X5 xDrive 35d
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