BMW X5 (F15)
The BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV manufactured and marketed worldwide by BMW since 2013. The car was unveiled in the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Early X5 models include xDrive50i, xDrive30d, M50d. BMW xDrive40d, xDrive35i, xDrive25d, sDrive25d were to be added in December 2013.
US models of X5 arrived in US showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2013. Early models include sDrive35i, xDrive35i, xDrive50i, followed by xDrive35d in early 2014, and the xDrive40e, a plug-in hybrid variant in 2015.
1.1. Concept cars BMW Concept X5 eDrive 2013
The BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a plug-in hybrid concept vehicle version of the X5 with kidney grille slats, air intake bars and the inlay in the rear bumper in the BMW i Blue colour; Silverflake metallic body colour, xDrive all-wheel-drive system, specially designed roof rails, a connector for the charging cable that lights up during charging, 21-inch light-alloy wheels in an exclusive aerodynamically optimised design, a four-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine and a 95 PS 70 kW; 94 hp electric motor developed by the BMW Group, a charging cable stored in the load area below the flat storage compartment and BMW ConnectedDrive with Remote app. The electric motor can be driven at top speed of 120 km/h 75 mph. The battery mode has an all-electric range of 30 km 19 mi.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The production model was named BMW X5 xDrive40e.
1.2. Concept cars BMW Concept X5 Security Plus 2013
The BMW Concept X5 Security Plus is an armoured version of BMW X5 xDrive50i with protection level VR6, with armoured passenger cell constructed from high-performance steel mouldings and panels, sealed joints, security glass, Intelligent Emergency Call system and optional BMW ConnectedDrive. Other options included LED strobe lights in the radiator grille, roof beacons with a siren system and an auxiliary battery.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
2.1. Production models BMW X5 M50d, BMW Individual range, Original BMW Accessories 2013-
The BMW X5 M50d includes Adaptive M suspension Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, Electric Power Steering and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, mixed tyres. The optional Dynamic adaptive suspension package includes Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive active roll stabilisation.
The BMW Individual range includes additional customization options, such as up to seven layers of paint including Ruby Black metallic and Pyrite Brown metallic and the addition of special colour pigments creating iridescent effects, 20-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with mixed tyres, fine-grain full Merino leather trim in Amaro Brown and Criollo Brown from BMW Individual and BMW Individual interior trim strips in Piano Finish Black or Sen Light Brown.
Original BMW Accessories range for the BMW X5 include floor mats with rubber surface integrated in the foot area, luggage compartment mats, transport bags includes a Storage Bag Fond, seat organiser, ski and snowboard bag and transport bag for ski boots, helmets and gloves.
The BMW Individual range will be available from December 2013.
2.2. Production models X5 xDrive40e
The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid released under the core BMW brand. The use of BMWs eDrive technology on the established X5 platform is a direct technology transfer from the BMW i cars, in particular, from the BMW i8 technology.
The X5 xDrive40e features a 2.0 L turbocharged gasoline engine 242 hp; 180 kW 245 PS coupled to a 111 hp; 113 PS 83 kW electric motor and a 9.0 kWh battery.
The production of the plug-in hybrid variant was scheduled to begin in April 2015. Retail deliveries in the U.S. began in October 2015. Pricing starts at US$62.100 plus US$995 destination charge before any applicable government incentives.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA rated the X5 xDrive40e combined city/highway fuel economy at 56 mpg ‑US 4.2 L/100 km; 67 mpg ‑imp equivalent MPG-e in all-electric mode energy consumption of 59 kW-hrs/100 mi. The fuel economy in gasoline-only mode was rated at 24 mpg ‑US 9.8 L/100 km; 29 mpg ‑imp. EPAs all-electric range is 14 mi 23 km with the car using some gasoline, and as a result, EPAs official range varies between 0 and 14 mi.
2.3. Production models BMW X5 sDrive35i
BMW introduced the sDrive rear-wheel drive system with this generation of X5. sDrive aimed to increase agility over traditional rear-wheel drive SUVs.
2.4. Production models BMW X5 emergency vehicles 2014-
The BMW X5 has been made into emergency response vehicles with the engines sDrive25d, xDrive30d and xDrive40d.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 14th RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda xDrive30d.
3.1. Specifications Design
The new generation BMW X5 is 5 mm 0.2 in wider, 26 mm 1.0 in longer and 14 mm 0.6 in lower than E70, but wheelbase remains at 2.933 mm 115.5 in. At the front F15 takes design from F30 3 Series while at the back its similar to other current X series models. The interior now features 10.25 inch display. The exterior, designed by BMW designer Mark Johnson, was approved in November 2010 and production finalized in 2011.
3.2. Specifications Technology
BMW claims the new X5 is made of ultra-high-tensile steel in the body structure, thermoplastics in the side panels, aluminium in the bonnet and magnesium in the instrument panel support to make the new BMW X5 lighter. Depending on the model, the new X5 is as much as 90 kg 198 lb lighter than a comparably equipped corresponding model from the previous X5 generation.
3.3. Specifications Engines
* North American xDrive35d models used the six-cylinder engine from the European-specification xDrive30d models. Vehicles with Diesel engine sold in the United States were since end of 2008 equipped with selective catalysator using Diesel exhaust fluid DEF to reduce NOx emissions, while vehicles sold in Europe had a bypass exhaust pipe only due the regulations which ended up in Dieselgate.
3.4. Specifications Transmissions
All models include an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.
3.5. Specifications Production
BMW X5 and the corresponding Security models were built in BMW Spartanburg plant in the USA. X5 Securitys special security features themselves are installed in the Toluca plant in Mexico.
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