New to the 2013 BMW X5 is a new M Performance Package that provides more horsepower and torque. The xDrive35i gets a boost of 15 horsepower and 30 pounds-feet of torque while the xDrive50i gets an increase of 40 hp and 30 pounds-feet of torque. Overall from last year the engine performance has increased by a respectable amount. The package also includes black-chrome exhaust tips and stainless-steel pedals. Standard safety features include; side impact air bags, side curtain airbags, four wheel disc anti-lock brake system and traction control. If you are looking for a new BMW SUV in the Rockville, Gaithersburg, or Bethesda areas then BMW of Rockville is your choice. View our large BMW inventory today!
The xDrive35i engine is a turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 300 pounds-feet of torque (315 hp and 330 pounds-feet with the M Performance Package). On the other-hand the xDrive50i has a twin-turbo (double the fun) 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 400 hp and 450 pounds-feet of torque. Both of the engines have a eight-speed automatic transmission, and the xDrive50i can hit 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, according to BMW. The X5 xDrive35d uses a twin-turbo diesel six-cylinder with 265 hp and 425 pounds-feet of torque. Depending on driving you can reach 60 mph in under seven seconds. With the new diesel engine the X5 can provide an fuel economy value of 19/26 mpg city/highway. The xDrive35d uses a six-speed automatic. and an optional adaptive suspension system.
The 2013 X5 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV. Standard is the 18 inch wheels, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights, and foglamps. Optional is a panoramic sunroof and folding side mirrors. The X5 is a popular look in the crossover SUV class. The front grille is split by the BMW logo, vertical with chrome trim. The hood slopes down as the windshield slops gradually up and back--producing better air flow up and over the vehicle. Along the sides the lines run straight and aren't rounded but quite flat. The main feature is the wheels and the chrome side grille, which almost appears as gills to help the engine breath. The power lift gate and the back of the vehicle is slightly sloping down from the top. The design isn't meant to blow people away, but it is distinctly a BMW, and there is no missing that. Where the exterior may lack in flashy appearance, BMW has always been able to make up for it not just in performance but in the class and luxury of their interior. Starting with the dashboard that has a widescreen a top the central air vents, which has a navigation system and other interfaces and controls within. This feature is all powered by BMW's iDrive system, which extremely easy to use. Standard seating fits five including the driver, and an optional third row seat will up that total to seven to those who feel it is necessary. All seats are ventilated and fully adjustable up front. More specifically interior features include; automatic climate control, iPod/USB adapter, and wood trim is optional. The interior of the 2013 X5, much like other BMW models is to add comfort, space and luxury. They want drivers and their passengers to be comfortable and even entertained. With features like this, who could blame you for wanting to drive every time you and your friends go out.
The 2013 X5 comes with five different model trims, with three different engine types as explained earlier. There is the standard xDrive35i, xDrive35i Premium, xDrive35i Sport Activity, xDrive35d, and the xDrive50i.
The xDrive35i has a 300 horsepower twin-turbo engine that is 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder. It is described as having the power of a V8 with the efficiency of a six. Also is the Navigation system with traffic alerts, panoramic moonroof, xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, and has dynamic stability control to name a few. The Premium adds in some additional premium features as well as a optional third row seat for more passenger capacity, pushing it to seven from five. A top of the premium is the Sports Activity package which adds 20 inch wheels, and third row seating to name a couple.
The xDrive35d engine model is as you guessed a diesel engine. To be more specific it is an advanced diesel, TwinPower Turbo engine with aluminum engine block. A six speed automatic transmission, which is controlled electronically. Offers the same all wheel drive system, xDrive, and Hill Descent Control. The only thing that differs this model from the xDrive35i, is that it is in fact a diesel engine.
Last of all is the larger engine model, the xDrive50i. The 50i has a 4.4-liter, twin turbo engine that produces 400 horsepower and a slightly lower 20 mpg highway. It also has the same all wheel drive system. What it has that differs from the rest is the added features of Comfort Access, Head-up display, a rear entertainment system, and double VANOS. This is the top of the line for the entire 2013 X5 lineup, and with this you would get just about anything imaginable you could want or expect from a vehicle if not more.
With the addition of the M sports package to the X5, it just adds to the already deep trim lineup that comes with just about any BMW model. BMW has always pressed for allowing a wide array of options for drivers. The X5 may not be the most attractive SUV on the market on the exterior, but knowing it is a BMW gives the driver a sense of dignity. The interior is incredibly classy, and full of amenities that make the experience relaxing and convenient. The BMW X5's increased horsepower with each engine, without compromising fuel-economy shows BMW fans that they are indeed looking to improve just about every aspect of a brand that many thought was near perfect already.