The BMW X5
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The elegance and versatility of the BMW X5 affords it a sense of refinement and restraint. Particularly remarkable is its harmonious triad of power, dynamism and efficiency, made possible by the latest BMW EfficientDynamics technology package.
The diesel engine, together with the standard eight-speed automatic transmission, are particularly appropriate for an automobile of this calibre. Behind the wheel, you can sense its readiness to perform and its nonchalant self-confidence. This is driving pleasure that can be enjoyed without compunction: as, thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics BMW diesel models are capable of extraordinarily low fuel consumption, thus reducing both fuel costs and the vehicle’s environmental impact.
As a BMW X5 driver, you’ll even have more time on your hands, because you’ll be spending less time at the pumps. No other automobile unites as many talents with this degree of reassuring efficiency.
1. xDRIVE - ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
The intelligent BMW four-wheel drive system adapts the ride perfectly to diffi cult road conditions by always ensuring maximum traction. xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensure that your BMW X5 always delivers directional stability and outstanding traction. xDrive uses data such as the steering angle or wheel rotation speeds to react immediately upon detecting a tendency to over or understeer, and employs a controlled coupling to flexibly distribute drive power between the axles of the BMW X5 in only fractions of a second, ensuring optimum road adhesion. xDrive thus combines the benefits of a four-wheel drive – traction, directional stability and driving safety – with the characteristic agility of a BMW X5.
Exterior - The front apron is finished almost entirely in body colour. Impressive air intakes and elegant silver matt slats emphasise its broad stance. The distinctive front section lends the vehicle that typical X look. A striking appearance that is further enhanced by Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights. Front and rear underride protection in matt aluminium finish completes the sporty and robust exterior design of the BMW X5. Its very appearance radiates innovative power.
The long wheel base and short overhangs at the front and rear define the dynamic proportions of the BMW X5. The muscular bonnet thrusts forward, while the contoured flanks and L-shaped rear lights with LED technology create an air of elegant composure. But this journey of the senses is far from over: it’s time to climb aboard.
Interior - Enjoy every kilometre to the full inside the high-calibre cockpit of the BMW X5, where the elevated seating position gives you an optimal view of the road. And sumptuous materials transform the interior into a feast for the eyes – from the upholstery, available on request in Oyster or Cinnamon Brown leather shades, to the optional fine-wood interior trim. Here elegance in form is matched by elegance in function, as exemplified by the intelligently positioned storage compartments. The instrument panel is ergonomically arranged and for even more convenience, iDrive gives you access to a wide range of vehicle functions via one central set of controls.
The BMW Head-Up Display projects key information such as navigation system directions or Speed Limit Info directly onto the windscreen and is available upon request. So you can relax and concentrate on the road while savouring the unique atmosphere of the BMW X5 interior.
3. CONNECTED DRIVE
We live in a world overflowing with information. So it’s increasingly necessary to filter out what is important from what is not. The optional BMW ConnectedDrive* convenience, infotainment and safety features help you do just that. BMW ConnectedDrive innovations make your drive safer and more comfortable than ever before. So you can arrive at your destination more relaxed and enjoy sheer driving pleasure on every trip.
- Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function. Optional, for added convenience and active safety in stop-and-go traffic. The system measures the gap to the vehicle ahead on an ongoing basis and automatically maintains an appropriate distance. Once the lane ahead becomes free, the system accelerates again up to the desired speed.
- Park Distance Control, Rear View camera and Top View. The optional Park Distance Control (PDC) uses optical and acoustic signals to ensure comfortable and safe parking. Top View offers the driver a 270-degree overview of their surroundings while manoeuvring the vehicle. It is represented as a projection from above in the Control Display. In addition, the optional Rear View camera provides a better view when you’re reversing at under 20 km/h or parking.
- BMW Connected App. With the Apps option, an iPhone and the free BMW Connected App from the Apple App Store, you’ll always be well informed. Using iDrive, you can easily select web radio stations from around the world. You can also call up the latest status reports from your Facebook or Twitter accounts and view upcoming appointments on the Control Display, or even have them read to you through the audio system’s speakers. New features include RSS feeds for news and Wiki Local, which allows you to source Wikipedia information on your local area.
- BMW Head-Up Display. The BMW Head-Up Display is optionally available to help you keep your eyes on the road ahead. Relevant driving information is projected directly in the driver’s field of vision via a two-colour TFT display. It shows, for example, the vehicle’s speed, navigation directions or information from the Speed Limit Info option.
4. EFFICIENT DYNAMICS
BMW was one of the first manufacturers to pursue the goal of efficient drive technologies, as part of its multi-award-winning sustainability strategy. BMW EfficientDynamics, included as standard, is a comprehensive technology package designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions – while simultaneously enhancing dynamic performance.
THE BMW X5 EFFICIENT DYNAMICS FEATURES AT A GLANCE.
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. BMW TwinPower Turbo combines the latest injection technologies for enhanced efficiency with fully variable performance control featuring innovative turbocharging technology for a more dynamic ride.
Eight-speed automatic transmission. The particularly smooth gear shifts of the eight-speed automatic transmission produce greater engine efficiency at every speed. The result: a reduction in fuel consumption and more comfortable gear changes.
Tires with reduced rolling-resistance. While the car is in motion, the tires are constantly changing shape, using up energy and fuel. Tires with reduced rolling-resistance have an improved design and use special materials for their road treads, thus reducing deformation.
Air vent control. A sensor determines the engine’s changing cooling requirements while underway, rendering a permanent airstream through the radiator unnecessary. The air vents in front of the radiator open and shut depending on the environmental temperature and the road speed. When shut they enhance the aerodynamics, cut the engine’s warm-up time and so reduce fuel consumption.
Many systems are intelligently interconnected, and their interaction is what gives you maximum safety along with utmost driving pleasure.
Double-wishbone front axle. Reduces to a minimum the disruptions caused by adverse driving conditions. The construction of the double-joint spring strut reduces damaging longitudinal and lateral forces on the dampers, enabling them to react to uneven road surfaces with even greater precision. Both the front and rear axles are made predominantly from aluminium. This reduces the unsprung weight and increases passenger comfort even further.
Adaptive Drive. The optional Adaptive Drive package includes Servotronic for the optimisation of steering transmission for normal and sporty driving and combines both active suspension control systems, Dynamic Drive and Dynamic Damper Control. This system includes an individual bumper adjustment – Dynamic Drive ensures that active stabilisers on the front and rear axles minimise body roll till it is almost unnoticeable. So passengers will enjoy increased relaxation or the opportunity to get some work done in peace.
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). Highly sensitive sensors constantly assess the vehicle’s situation in real time and optimise directional stability and traction where necessary by intervening in the engine and brake management. In addition, the BMW X5 features Hill-Start assistant, which prevents the vehicle rolling back for one and a half seconds once the foot brake is released. So the vehicle is easier to control in tricky situations; actively increasing safety as well as driving pleasure.
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC). This adjunct to Dynamic Stability Control has been specially tailored to the BMW X5 and offers unparalleled propulsive power in off-piste driving situations. Activated at the push of a button, the traction mode increases tolerance for wheel slip and improves initial acceleration on loose snow or sand as the wheels spin more lightly. The DTC thus delays the intervention of the Dynamic Stability Control, even on asphalt, for better controlled drifting – and a more intense driving experience.
Hill Descent Control (HDC). Hill Descent Control (HDC) enables your BMW to automatically take even the steepest downhill gradients safely and reliably – without the driver having to brake. With the Cruise Control with braking function, vehicle speed can also be controlled via a lever to the side of the steering column.
Body rigidity. The system of members and node connections in the functionally constructed body structure as well as a strategic deployment of high-strength materials combine to deliver maximum passive safety, protecting from a front, side or rear crash. This rigid body structure is also a crucial factor in the vehicle’s noticeably dynamic driving characteristics.