Daily Archives: October 30, 2014

New BMW X5 M and X6 M

Finally! BMW launched M versions for X5 and X6. The M models have different name for body style, instead of F15 and F16 for normal versions it will be F85 and F86 for M versions.

Engine specifications:
– 4.4L V8 M TwinPower Turbo TwinScroll biturbo (4,395 cc)
– 567hp / 423 kW @ 6000-6500 RPM (3% increase over predecessor)
– 553 lb-ft / 750 Nm @ 2200-5000 RPM (10% increase over predecessor)
– 0-60 mph: 4.0 sec (0.5 sec faster than predecessor)
– Top speed: 155 mph / 250 kmh
– Direct Injection
– VALVETRONIC
– Cross-bank exhaust manifolds
– Estimated 20% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions

Photos:

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2014 BMW X5(F15) Recall: Faulty Child Safety Locks

NHTSA press release:Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC

SUMMARY:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option. The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage.

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CONSEQUENCE:
A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury.

REMEDY:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear side door locks and any affected door locks will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.