Looks brutal isn’t it? 🙂
Fourth generation of the BMW X family patriarch. New BMW X5 opens the next chapter in the success story of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment’s founder, of which more than 2.2 million units have been sold so far. New edition of the BMW X5 captures the imagination with clarity of design, comfortable, sporty and authoritative driving attributes and innovative equipment features. Production at BMW Plant Spartanburg (USA). Market launch in November 2018.
Significantly larger than its predecessor: Length increased by 36 millimetres to 4,922 mm, width by 66 mm to 2,004 mm and height by 19 mm to 1,745 mm. Wheelbase extended by 42 mm to 2,975 millimetres.
Exterior employs a robust and clear design language that is new to BMW X models. Powerfully sculpted surfaces, precise lines. Large BMW kidney grille with a one-piece surround, eye-catching character line and dynamic roofline, rear lights have a three-dimensional form.
Interior exudes a classy and modern aura thanks to sophisticated materials, harmonious design and an innovative control concept. Continue reading
BMW X5 V12 Le Mans history and video.
Thanks to BMW BluePerformance technology, it is possible to further optimise the emissions response of diesel engines. In addition to the diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalytic converter, there is also a NOx catalyst storage which further reduces the level of nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gas. The combustion process itself is not affected and the diesel engines’ high degree of efficiency is preserved.
With some models, an additional method of nitrogen oxide reduction is used: the SCR catalytic converter (SCR = Selective Catalytic Reduction) with AdBlue® injection. A chemical reaction triggered by injecting the AdBlue® solution greatly reduces nitrogen oxide emissions.
This enables the diesel models to already meet the requirements of the EU6 emission norm that comes into effect in 2014. You can refill the AdBlue® solution yourself or can arrange an appointment with your BMW Service Partner. Continue reading