It is now time to officially introduce the brand new 2011 BMW X5, a facelifted version of the popular SUV which promises to bring new powertrains and updated design. The new BMW X5 will make its debut in the North American spoil at the New York International Auto Show in April 2010. Sale will commence thereafter at authorized BMW Centers.
The BMW X5 facelift is led by the redesign of the front fascia and position of the standard foglamps but also by an increased size of both the central and outer air intakes which hints at the boosted engine output.
A matte-finished silver protection plate extends across the entire width of the central air intake, emphasizing the muscular features of the SUV, and accentuates the new X5's character. The new dual round Xenon Adaptive headlights and foglamps are now situated higher and closer to the kidney grille.
The rear end matches the graphic structure of the front end, the surrounds of the dual exhaust pipes are now painted in body color while the The L-shaped taillight fixtures, each with two LED light banks, create the BMW-signature nighttime appearance.
BMW added new body colors such as Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronz but also new interior colors Oyster or Cinnamon Brown in addition to the familiar Sand Beige, and Black, and matte Satin Silver interior trim strips.
Despite the enhancements for the new model year, MSRP for this model remains $52,175 including Destination & Handling. Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go becomes available for the first time on the X5 in the 2011 model year, as does Lane Departure Warning, Active Steering, running boards, Head-Up Display, 4-zone automatic climate control, rear seat entertainment system, side-view cameras, top-view camera, Nappa Leather seats, Nappa Leather-covered dashboard and center console, Comfort Access with keyless entry, and smartphone integration are just a few of the available options.
Two models will be available: BMW X5 xDrive50i and the X5 xDrive 35i. The new BMW X5 xDrive50i serves as the flagship of the X5 family, as powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V-8 engine that delivers 400 hp of output and 450 lb.-ft .of torque. This version of the X5 can sprint from nil to 60 mph sprint in 5.3 seconds. It will have a starting price of $59,275 including Destination & Handling.
Meanwhile, the new BMW X5 xDrive 35i is by powered by a brand new 3.0-liter inline-6 N55 gasoline engine that delivers 300 hp output. This allows the X5 xDrive35i to perform the sprint in 6.4 seconds.