2014 BMW X5 Features and details

2014 BMW X5 4 2014 BMW X5 Features and details

2014 BMW X5 2 2014 BMW X5 Features and details

The BMW X5 series is often regarded for having heralded a new era in the Sports Utility Vehicle segment. It offered unmatched design, luxury and efficiency, all under one roof. It is thus natural that BMW has decided to take the legacy forward with the all new X5 third generation. The interiors have been designed with utmost precision by the iconic car makers. Customers will be given a choice to personalize the exterior as per their tastes. One of the most important aspects of a sports utility vehicle is its ability to be controlled and its handling uneven roads. The suspension system of this car is par excellence.

The Dynamic Performance Control pack can be added for further enhancement. Engine choices vary from V8 engine producing 330 kW/450 hp for the BMW X5 xDrive50i and the 190 kW/258 hp six-cylinder in-line diesel for the BMW X5 xDrive30d. The engines are mated to an 8 speed automatic transmission. The environmental credentials are good too. The tank capacity has ballooned to an all time high of 1870 liters. This ensures a ride free of stops. The exteriors carry the same flamboyance a BMW is expected to flaunt. The kidney grille sets it apart from others in the most distinctive fashion. There are 11 ways one can color this new car. The interiors are spacious. There is an ambient lighting system with options to flood the interiors from a variety of colors. The 12.25 inch central console display assists the driver with useful parameters about the performance of the car. Seven upholstery colors can be chosen for the seats which are made of Dakota leather or premium quality Nappa leather as per the enhancement package selected by the buyer. To make the seating experience enjoyable further, a seat heater option has been integrated in the rear seats as well. The storage options are ample and ensure that one never runs out of water in long rides. Driving this model is a pleasure with the drag coefficient down to as low as 0.31. In layman terms, technologies such as air flap control, Air Curtains, the Air Breather system, vertical aero blades at the rear window and air deflectors on the front wheel arches enhance its aerodynamic nature and makes it glide along smoothly. Customization is not just available on exterior colors. Depending on the driver behind the wheel, the accelerator response characteristics, the power steering characteristics, the characteristics of the automatic transmission can also be varied as per his requirements. The electronic control logic detects the type of road the car is traversing and changes the suspension system accordingly.

Safety is a top concern for the car with in built features like the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) and the Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X). Further functions include Brake Assist, the Brake Standby feature, Start-Off Assistant, Fading Compensation, the Brake Drying function, trailer stability control and Hill Descent Control (HDC). The car is integrated with the patented x drive Intelligent Drive which distributes the power uniformly between the front and rear wheels. The car creates an ambience of interaction between the driver and the external environment by constantly collecting information about it and delivering it to the driver to ensure maximum possible security. For example, a change of lanes or a speeding vehicle on collision course or a pedestrian who appears in front of the car generates a signal and a tuning up of the braking system to avoid accidents of any manner. The car will be made available in Germany from November 2013.

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