2014 BMW X5 officially unveiled [videos]

Goes on sale in November

BMW has officially unveiled the 2014 X5, following this afternoon's leak.

Looking instantly recognizable, the redesigned crossover has evolutionary styling which closely mimics the outgoing model. Despite the déjà vu design, the 2014 X5 has a more prominent grille, an aerodynamic front bumper and optional LED adaptive headlights. Other touches include rear "Aero Blades" and new "Air Curtains" that promise to reduce drag by routing air around the wheel arches.

The interior is pretty familiar but adopts higher quality materials and an improved design. Key features include LED ambient lighting, a freestanding iDrive display, gloss black accents and Oxide Silver, Aluminum Hexagon or Poplar Grain wood trim. Due to the model's increased dimensions, there's additional interior room and a more accommodating boot that can hold up to 1,870 liters (66 cubic feet) of luggage.

Options include comfort / sport seats, a reclining second row and heated / ventilated front seats. The model can also be equipped with four-zone automatic climate control, a third row seat, a Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen audio system as well as a new rear seat entertainment system with two "tablet-style" displays.

At launch, the model will be offered with three different engines. The X5 xDrive50i features a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that develops 450 HP (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 10.4 - 10.5 L/100km (26.9 - 27.2 mpg UK / 22.4 - 22.6 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 242 to 244 g/km.

Next up, the X5 xDrive30d has a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel engine that churns out 258 HP (190 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque. This allows the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Thanks to its fuel-efficient engine, the X5 xDrive30d averages 6.2 L/100km (45.6 mpg UK / 37.9 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 162 to 164 g/km.

Lastly, the X5 M50d has a tri-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engine which produces 381 HP (280 kW) and 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to run from 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). Despite the impressive performance, the model returns 6.7 L/100km (42.2 mpg UK / 35.1 mpg US) and has CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

On the handling front, BMW offers a variety of suspension packages. The Dynamic adaptive suspension package comes with Dynamic Drive active roll stabilization, while the Comfort active suspension package has a rear air suspension and Dynamic Damper Control. If those choices sound like two different extremes, the Professional adaptive suspension package promises to deliver the best of both worlds as it combines the features of Comfort and Dynamic suspension packages. Lastly, ordering the M Sport package equips the model with an Adaptive M suspension that has Dynamic Damper Control, a rear air suspension and sportier tuning all-around.

The 2014 BMW X5 will be built in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Germany deliveries are scheduled for November.

Source: BMW

At a glance

Third generation of the BMW X5; founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and global market leader in its class sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure.

Characteristic, evolutionary development of body design from the predecessor model; powerful, alert front-end look, with twin circular headlight units extending into the BMW kidney grille; elegantly stretched silhouette; eye-catching swage line over the athletically moulded wheel arches; horizontal lines and taut surfaces at the rear; features optimising the car’s aerodynamic properties integrated harmoniously into its overall design language, including Air Curtains, Air Breathers and Aero Blades for the rear window.

New scope for individualisation: owners can specify new Design Pure Experience and Design Pure Excellence design worlds and M Sport package; exterior and interior features can be ordered in almost any combination.

Increased spaciousness, clarity and luxurious ambience in the interior; raised seating position; low-set instrument panel with horizontal lines extending into the door trim and additional trim surface; enhanced interior variability thanks to 40 : 20 : 40 split/folding rear seat backrest; boot capacity: 650 – 1,870 litres; automatic tailgate operation as standard; tailgate can now also be opened and closed by remote control and from the driver’s seat; rear comfort seats and an additional third row of seats are both available as options.

Three engine variants at launch: BMW X5 xDrive50i with a new generation of the V8 petrol engine (330 kW/450 hp), BMW X5 xDrive30d with revised six-cylinder in-line diesel unit (190 kW/258 hp) and the BMW X5 M50d M Performance Automobile with tri-turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel (280 kW/381 hp). In December 2013 the BMW X5 xDrive40d, BMW X5 xDrive35i, BMW X5 xDrive25d and BMW X5 sDrive25d (with CO2 emissions of just 149 g/km) will be added to the range.

Commitment to reducing fuel consumption and emissions through weight minimisation, optimised air guidance, engine technology and the standard-fitted – and extremely efficient – eight-speed automatic gearbox with additional BMW EfficientDynamics technology; Auto Start Stop function, ECO PRO mode including coasting function and Proactive Driving Assistant also offered; all models already have the EU6 rating.

Driving Experience Control switch fitted as standard; Comfort, Dynamic and Professional adaptive suspension packages and Adaptive M suspension can be specified to enhance the car’s sporty handling properties and ride comfort; Electric Power Steering for all model variants; Active Steering optional.

Standard BMW xDrive all-wheel-drive system (excl. BMW X5 sDrive25d), also available with Dynamic Performance Control as part of the Dynamic and Professional adaptive suspension packages; xDrive status display makes its debut.

More innovations in the BMW ConnectedDrive range: BMW Head-Up Display with full spectrum of colours and new display content; BMW Night Vision with human and animal detection and Dynamic Light Spot, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info, new BMW Parking Assistant with longitudinal and lateral guidance*, Surround View with 360-degree display, Driving Assistant including Lane Departure Warning, plus Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with braking function; Driving Assistant Plus additionally with Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function including braking to a standstill, Traffic Jam Assistant with active speed and steering angle control without driver input*; extensive range of mobility and internet-based services such as Concierge Services, Remote Services, Intelligent Emergency Call, Real Time Traffic Information, internet access, in-car use of Facebook and Twitter, dictation function with full speech recognition for emails, SMS and memos, online entertainment.
*planned availability: December 2013

Cutting-edge equipment options: freestanding, up to 10.25-inch Control Display for standard-fitted iDrive operating system; Touch Controller with touch-sensitive surface available with optional navigation system; high-quality materials; extended storage areas; Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System, comfort seats in the rear and new rear-seat entertainment system with two displays all available as options.

Engine variants:

BMW X5 xDrive50i: V8 petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (two turbochargers, direct injection, VALVETRONIC),
Capacity: 4,395 cc, output: 330 kW/450 hp at 5,500 rpm,
max. torque: 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 4,500 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.0 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard:
10.4 – 10.5 litres/100 kilometres (27.2 – 26.9 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 242 – 244 g/km (figures depend on the tyre format specified), exhaust standard: EU6.

BMW X5 xDrive30d: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with
BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbocharger with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection),
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 190 kW/258 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) at 1,500 – 3,000 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 6.9 seconds,
top speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 6.2 litres/100 kilometres (45.6 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 162 – 164 g/km (figures depend on the tyre format specified), exhaust standard: EU6.

BMW X5 M50d: Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (three turbochargers, high-pressure, with variable turbine geometry), common rail direct injection with piezo injectors, maximum injection pressure 2,200 bar).
Capacity: 2,993 cc, output: 280 kW/381 hp at 4,000 – 4,400 rpm,
max. torque: 740 Nm (546 lb-ft) at 2,000 – 3,000 rpm.
Acceleration [0 – 100 km/h (62 mph)]: 5.3 seconds,
top speed: 250 km/h (155 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 6.7 litres/100 kilometres (42.2 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 177 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

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Comments (36)

yunqu161 yunqu161
The last pretty BMW X5 was 2012; after that, BMW X5 have been so ugly. Even the new BMW 7 series are so ugly. I don't know what is happening for this company; but I would really not buy any of these cars.
Apr 7th, 2015 3:27am
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f1fan2009 f1fan2009
The side profile is so much like a X1/X3 which are not exactly very pretty.
Jun 18th, 2013 4:45pm
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CReeds CReeds
LOL! Such a busy and fussy design, which is a shame for the x5. What cracks me up the most is presenting this car alongside such a modern & minimalist home. The two couldn't be more different. I can see the new version appealing to women a lot more as the car seems to be a lot softer.
May 31st, 2013 5:12pm
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delmonte delmonte
It looks OK, but don't the A, B and C pillars look the same as the previous generation? I have a feeling that this is just a heavy facelift, not a completely new model.
May 31st, 2013 10:29am
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irshad irshad
Those headlights style only looks good on 3 series. The design of this model is disgusting. I thought the new RR sport and ML were ugly, but now I can see they look pretty good when compared with F15.come on BMW,what happened?the old e70 was a pretty good thing to look from the back with those wheel arch fenders and wider 20 inch tires.
May 30th, 2013 7:45pm
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Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
I'll save judgement until I see it in person but from what I see here... ugh...
May 30th, 2013 5:21pm
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CanOzcivelek CanOzcivelek
It's a lot like the previous one. I like its looks but could've been better...
May 30th, 2013 3:32pm
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ovyd ovyd
i don't know what you guys are talking about... this looks more like the current X3 than the outgoing X5...
May 31st, 2013 12:20am
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Madness Madness
The cabin looks a bit boxy, but nevertheless it'll sell like hot cakes...
May 30th, 2013 3:23pm
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s4quattro s4quattro
Looks good. I like it!
May 30th, 2013 2:31pm
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hunker7 hunker7
I sure like the front, but rear is a bit strange. Rear lights seems.. big. and also rear is way too slim, would've wanted it to be more wider.
May 30th, 2013 2:04pm
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bavorak bavorak
The looks of X5 is changing approximately at the same pace as the looks of 911. Are they really so satisfied with it or do they worry to do something extraordinary because of possible loss of customers?
May 30th, 2013 1:54pm
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Aygo Aygo
I personally think BMW isn't altering the design drastically because it may alienate current X5 owners, so evolution rather than revolution may be ruling here.
May 30th, 2013 7:07pm
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ovyd ovyd
this looks more like the current X3, not the previous X5, I can definitely see changes in the design on this thing when compared to the old (still current) one
May 31st, 2013 12:22am
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isaacu isaacu
BMW's NEW X5 was anticipated as a 'face-lifted' model and therefore did'nt draw much 'interest'. What has been released, is a car that has been 'extensively touched' (re-worked) without there being a 'huff & a puff' about it. It looks considerably smaller than the outgoing model and yet is bigger outside and inside. Talk about 'shrinkage'! Driving dynamics can be taken as a 'given'. Congratulations to Munich.
May 30th, 2013 1:40pm
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ovyd ovyd
i disagree on the size, it definitely doesn't look smaller than the current model...
May 31st, 2013 12:04am
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Ratt Ratt
Looks great and the interior is big improvement over the previous one, I think they've done a great job here.
May 30th, 2013 12:00pm
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RomanKadler RomanKadler
Looks way too heavy, zero dynamics, and that front with huge lights melted for some reason with the grill... This isn't BMW anymore.
May 30th, 2013 11:35am
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
Now that is one ugly car!
May 30th, 2013 9:56am
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
Audi A7 is an ugly car.
May 30th, 2013 11:20am
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AudiQuattro AudiQuattro
And what does the A7 have to do with the X5? I think the A7 is one of the most beautiful cars ever made.
May 30th, 2013 11:40am
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
so so right! The A7 is so ugly, this on the other hand isn't, end of.
May 30th, 2013 1:21pm
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nporet nporet
could the presened model look more basic and un sexy....
May 30th, 2013 9:39am
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Teddy Teddy
I see BMW is copying audi ideas with that whole writing on the central knob.
May 30th, 2013 6:54am
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BeEmWe BeEmWe
And you forgot the whole idea of idrive is BMW's!
May 30th, 2013 8:39am
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lambocop lambocop
I am a BMW fan.owner but this is a VERY HORRIBLE design. The way the C-pillars look from side view with the rear window is poor, and feel like two different vehicles glued together. The front is the most horrifying thing. It looks like they start the design from the back and they ended up with this space in the front so they filled it up with lights that have no shape or language or design theme to flow with the rest of the car lines, just space fillers, the way the engine cover looks on top of the kidneys (from side view) is so ugly it looks like one took their car to a bad body shop...extremely disappointing.. I am beginning to HATE this Van Hooydonk guy even more than Bangle...
May 30th, 2013 5:51am
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pzxpjy pzxpjy
X5 goes conservative in order to make X6 more radical?
May 30th, 2013 5:31am
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lightal lightal
maybe there will be a X7
May 30th, 2013 5:48am
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AbsMunim AbsMunim
they are planning on an X7...
May 31st, 2013 7:12pm
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pzigly pzigly
I like it but the side profile looks generic, at first glance I thought WCF accidently included a pic of the new Nissan pathfinder (US model) which isn't bad but it lost its more aggressive look
May 30th, 2013 5:00am
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AudiCarFans AudiCarFans
Looks exactly the same as the old one...BMW to lazy over the years!
May 30th, 2013 4:42am
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AndrewLee AndrewLee
No. Worst
May 31st, 2013 8:35pm
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