The newly unveiled 2014 BMW X5 is a familiar and exciting vehicle that has plenty of updates to woo the masses. On the outside, the new X5 looks similar to the 2013 X5, but with slight touches. The headlights are thinner and sharper looking, and a newly designed front fascia is fitted with redesigned air intakes and foglights. BMW claims “increased spaciousness, clarity and luxurious ambience in the interior.”
Three different engines will be available at launch, including:
xDrive50i – Twin-turbo V8 rated at 450hp, 479 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 in 5 seconds.
xDrive30d – Twin-turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel rated at 258hp, 413 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 in 6.9 seconds.
M50d – M Performance twin-turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel rated at 381hp, 546 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 in 5.3 seconds.
The most notable change that BMW has made to the X5 is the inclusion of a RWD sDrive35i, instead of the standard AWD. This is a first, as all of the previous X-Series vehicles were AWD.
On the inside of the 2014 X5, you will find the familiar styling of BMW. Interior design packages include the Ivory White package, and a Mocha package. The Ivory White package comes with contrast stitching, fine wood interior trim elements in American Oak and a full leather surface for the instrument panel and door panels donning Atlas Grey with more contrast stitching. In the Mocha package will come with contrast stitching, interior trim strips textured in Fineline Pure high-quality wood. The leather instrument panels and upper-arm trim panels come in black with contrast stitching in Nut Brown.