The BMW X5 has obtained a full revamp for the 2014 edition. Prospective car buyers should closely look at the new changes introduced to distinguish the differences from the standards in preceding X5’s. The German vehicle manufacturer again took a conservative approach when it updated the vehicle. That strategy did well in X5.
Since 2007, BMW X5 has been among the best sellers from the line. That is why the company made sure the new features in the 2014 version would be significant enough to entice loyal BMW patrons. Here are the top 10 features that are expected to wow BMW enthusiasts and prompt them to immediately purchase the new 2014 BMW X5.
10. Dynamic Exterior Design
As expected, design features that are unique to BMW provide the distinctive appearance that in turn lends versatility and undeniable presence. The new 2014 BMW X5 was given the contemporary and aesthetic update from the unique exterior design language. Aside from the usual exterior features typical in the family of BMW X models, added attributes include the broad-set kidney grille, flattened light rings along the bottom edge, a new front apron, and an upright nose. The exterior paintwork has 11 options, including the new Mineral White Metallic and Sparkling Brown Metallic.
9. Luxurious and Functional Interior Design
This new BMW X5 has an elegant and spacious interior design. It has layered surfaces with broad instrument panel and impressive space on board. The surfaces have a three-dimensional design that generates vibrant contrasts. Interior materials used facilitate exclusive onboard ambiance. The Poplar Wood Trim, which is a standard in the model, now sits on top of the high-gloss dark surface, bordered on the lower edge by Pearl Gloss Chrome accent strip. Newly designed seats facilitate high-level of comfort for the driver and passengers.
8. New TwinPower V8
The standard 4.4-liter V8 engine in the preceding X5 vehicles has been upgraded for the 2014 model. The new reverse-flow engine is made more unique to the delight of the modern enthusiastic driver. This new version generates 445 hp in maximum between 5,500 rpm and 6,000 rpm. Peak torque is at 480 lb-ft in between 2,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm. The new TwinPower V8 powers the new X5 from 0 to 60 mph in just 0.4 seconds.
7. The Latest BMW Advanced Diesel Technology
The new BMW X5 has a new inline 6-cylinder diesel engine that offers better balance between fuel consumption and performance. The latest technology and the new 8-speed automatic transmission bring about significant improvements in the vehicle’s efficiency. It utilizes the latest technology in emission reduction.
6. BMW EfficientDynamics Technology
There is an optional 8-speed sport automatic transmission technology, which offers a better launch control function and high-precision control system for traction that translates efficient engine power into road speed. Not to be missed is the new X5’s aerodynamic design, which is the best in its class. The ECO PRO mode programs electricity powered functions such as climate control, heated exterior mirrors, and heated seats. The additional ECO PRO functions are coupled with many other EfficientDynamics features, including the Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand ancillary units operation, Electric Power Steering, Auto Start and Stop, and various drag and weight-reducing features.
5. Superior Chassis Technology
The 2014 BMW X5 has raised the bar by incorporating refinements to the chassis technology and all-wheel-drive system. The Driving Dynamics Control switch is a retained standard that enables adjustments of driving settings to match requirements and situations. At a single press of a button, the car can assume Sport, Sport +, Comfort, and Eco Pro modes to allow customization of accelerator response and power steering characteristics. The Dynamic Handling Package boosts both dynamics and comfort.
4. Standard Electric Power Steering
Active steering comes as another available option. It adjusts steering input to turn wheels relative to the vehicle’s speed. It reduces steering effort necessary for parking and provides more precise response at high speed. The Auto Hold function coming with electromechanical parking brake is another standard in the new model. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) complements a powerful braking system that brings about consistent and stable braking performance.
3. xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
The new BMW X5 (except X5 sDrive35i) is equipped with the revolutionary xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive that actively manages driving power split between front and rear wheels. This latest version of the popular xDrive divider has optimized efficiency with a 3-lb weight reduction. The control logic utilizes data about wheel speeds, road speed, steering angle, and position of accelerator for accurate interpretation of driver’s intentions and the vehicle’s functions. The new BMW xDrive maximizes stability and traction in all weather and road conditions. The Dynamic Performance Control combines with xDrive for better power split control.
2. Infotainment Features
The new BMW X5 features connectivity for entertainment, office, and social media applications. BMW ConnectedDrive facilitates access to mobile and online services for infotainment, travel, and office applications. BMW ConnectedDrive Office allows emails, contact lists, appointments, notes, and calendar entries to be displayed and accessed on a designated control display. Connectivity is based on a built-in SIM card or an integrated smartphone with a USB port for a hands-free system. What’s more? BMW Apps come as a standard. It facilitates seamless connection using Apple iPhone or other devices.
1. Superior Safety Features
Active Driving Assistant features a safety package that includes pedestrian/collision warning system and lane departure warning. Audio and visual warnings are generated if a hazard is detected by the system. The ACC Stop & Go bolsters safety and comfort in slow-moving traffic. ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant facilitates automatic braking of the vehicle if the driver fails to appropriately react to any warning of imminent frontal collision. BMW Assist eCall features Automatic Collision Notification with Urgency Algorithm and automatic vehicle location. Information is automatically relayed to the BMW Call Center once the vehicle crashes. This system detects the number and position of passengers as well as determine specific airbags to activate in case of an impact. BMW Night Vision makes night driving much safer.
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