D The E70 series of the BMW X5 introduced in 2006 is getting a 2010 Facelift. The facelift is used in addition to the usual retouching of the BMW optics to implant the latest engine family in the luxury SUV. In addition, numerous new electronic features and a new eight-speed automatic transmission are integrated.
Only direct injection engines in the BMW X5
There is a large back seat under the bonnet . The diesel engines are being replaced by current units of the same size, each with a displacement of three liters. The base engine is the xDrive30d with variable turbocharger and now 245 hp (plus 10 hp). Compared to the predecessor, the consumption drops by 0.8 liters to 7.4 liters in the EU average. The BMW xDrive40d is brought up to speed by two loaders with the same displacement, compared to the previous BMW xDrive35d by 20 to 306 hp. The average consumption is also 0.8 liters lower at 7.5 liters of diesel per 100 km.
Two turbochargers blow the top V8 in the BMW X5
The previous power gasoline engine with a volume of 4.8 liters is being replaced by the more modern biturbo direct injection engine, which premiered in the BMW X6. The turbocharged eight-cylinder releases a hefty 407 hp and its torque (600 Nm) is on par with the powerful diesel. 5.5 seconds are enough for him to sprint to 100 km /h, the top speed electronically limited to 250 km /h. 12.5 liters should suffice in the EU average, which is rarely the case in everyday life. The basic petrol is the xDrive35i with the newly developed double turbo six-cylinder. It mobilizes with 306 hp, 34 horses more than its predecessor, but with 10.1 liters of super it should consume an average of 0.2 liters less per 100 kilometers.
New eight-speed automatic for all BMWs X5
A new eight-speed automatic system is used in all versions. A start-stop function is not integrated, however. The convenience electronics have also been expanded to include functions. The distance-controlled cruise control is now also equipped for stop-and-go traffic, assistance systems monitor the lane with cameras and recognize speed limits using traffic signs. The reversing camera is supplemented by the top view function, which shows the car in a bird's eye view on the on-board monitor. Connected drive with internet connectionalso move in.
Revised look at the front and rear
The front apron of the 2010 vintage has been redesigned, the fog lights have been moved further inwards. The side cooling air openings in the bumper are now narrower and higher, similar to those on the Porsche Cayenne. The rear apron was also remodeled. Instead of the end that has been pulled far upwards, the rear painted fairing now runs down in one piece and encloses the tailpipes.
The prices for the BMW X5 rise by up to 2,500 euros
The BMW X5 xDrive 35i is in the price list from 54,900 euros. The cheapest model is the BMW X5 30d, which is available from 54,200 euros. For the BMW X5 xDrive 40d and 50i, BMW customers have to dig a little deeper into their pockets: the xDrive 40d is available from 61,800 euros, the BMW X5 xDrive 50i costs from 73,400 euros. Compared to the previous models, this means a price increase of 500 (for the xDrive30d) up to 2,500 (compared to the xDrive48i) euros. The market launch of the new models is planned for June 5th, 2010.