The most interesting changes will be felt by fans of the brand and model under the hood, where BMW keeps its won reputation in recent editions of the Engine of the Year competition. Thus, the new X5 gets two new petrol engines that replace the old units which enjoyed an old technology. We first talk about the xDrive50i version that stands out through the V8 twin-turbo engine capable to develop 407 hp and 600 Nm that lead the X5 in 5.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h and get a mixed average consumption of 12.5 litres/100 km.
For lovers of BMW engines with six cylinders in line, the Bavarians have uploaded on the new xDrive35i version a twin-turbo unit of 306 hp and 400 Nm reaching first hundred kilometers per hour in 6.8 seconds and consumes 10.1 litres/100 km in mixed medium cycle.
Diesel units lovers can base on the xDrive40d version who made its entry in the 7-Series range. The 3.0 liter six-cylinder offers 306 hp/4400 rpm and 600 Nm (with 450 Nm reached yet from 1000 rpm), values that help the new X5 to get from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and reach 236 km/h. Mixed average consumption announced by manufacturer for this engine is 7.5 litres/100 km.
Most economists of customers who will choose the new BMW X5 will can base on the unit with six-cylinder version of the xDrive30d, the unit developing 245 horsepower and 540 Nm. Performance of these versions are slightly weaker (7.6 seconds for 0-100 km/h), but the engine retrieves at the consumption’s chapter, where the figures indicated by the manufacturer shows average 7.4 litres/100 km in mixed system.
All four versions of the new BMW X5 are raising the Euro5 standards and are linked to the new eight-speed automatic transmission available in standard in the German land model range.