2014 BMW X5 Makes Big Changes
Big changes are in store for the 3rd generation X5. One of the biggest changes is the incorporation of a rear-wheel-drive-only model.
The X5 sDrive35i model is driven by the acquainted 3.0 liter “TwinPower” turbocharged inline six. While this is an interesting opportunity for X5 drivers looking to do burnouts, but in all reality, it is a great option for drivers that don’t need or want AWD and will save the driver a few extra miles per gallon.
For the all-wheel drive models, engine options are the same 4.4 liter “TwinPower” turbocharged V8 in the xDrive50i, and a fresh 3.0 liter “TwinPower” turbocharged diesel I-6 offered in the xDrive35d. It is correctly assumed that more Americans will still pick the 8-cylinder turbo rush in lieu of the torque-jerky diesel.
All the new engines will also come with an eco-friendly “Eco Pro” mode where everything is more efficient from engine control to seat heaters, and has the ability to separate the engine from the driveline in coast situation. These engines are also powered through an eight-speed automatic.
As with most BMWs, the X5 sport utility vehicle has the option to be customized to the driver’s liking, such as 11 different color choices, and three faintly similar trim lines. Clearly, BMW is also known for offering a host of technology options to distinguish the X5 from the other German i-SUVs. For early buyers of the 3rd generation, the X5s produced after December of 2013 will feature a new program called Traffic Jam Assistant that controls speed and direction up to 25mph. The driverless car is a thing of the present!
Come to Bill Jacobs BMW towards the end of 2013 to get your new X5!