Fourteen mannequin years later, BMW is hoping that it nonetheless is aware of what you need with its redesigned 2014 BMW X5. Efficiency? Luxurious? Utility? Yep, it is all nonetheless right here. BMW says it needed to maintain all the things earlier X5 homeowners preferred. But it surely additionally needed to deliver the car as updated as attainable. And now we have to confess, it is smart: Even final yr, the ultimate yr of the earlier, second-generation mannequin, the BMW X5 was one in all our favourite picks for a midsize luxurious crossover SUV.
2014 BMW X5 models
The 2014 BMW X5 will are available three fundamental trim ranges: 35i, 35d and 50i, which primarily point out what’s underneath the hood. All have all-wheel drive (“xDrive”), although there’s additionally a rear-drive model of the 35i accessible (“sDrive”).
Performance & mpg
The sDrive35i (rear-wheel drive) and xDrive35i (all-wheel drive) fashions function a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that produces 300 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque. At our take a look at monitor, the xDrive35i sprinted from a standstill to 60 mph in simply 6.2 seconds, which locations it on the prime of its class. All X5s no matter engine or drive configuration get an eight-speed computerized transmission. All xDrive variations even have hill descent management.
2014 BMW X5 Safety
Each 2014 BMW X5 consists of stability and traction management, antilock brakes, computerized brake drying, entrance facet airbags, facet curtain airbags and lively head restraints. Additionally normal is the BMW Help emergency communications system, which offers computerized crash notification, stolen car restoration and on-demand roadside help. In a simulated panic cease from 60 mph, the X5 xDrive35i took 122-feet, which is a mean distance for the phase.
2014 BMW X5 Driving
The 2014 BMW X5 is without doubt one of the best-handling midsize luxurious crossovers round. Whether or not driving on again roads or on an countless expanse of interstate, the X5 is a champ, feeling safe and secure, but additionally comparatively enjoyable to drive (although maybe not as a lot because the earlier model). Highway and wind noise are pleasantly muted (relying on velocity and the floor, after all), however patrons on the lookout for a Lexus-like comfy-couch experience might discover this Bimmer a bit agency (particularly with the elective 20-inch wheels).
As with most BMWs, the X5’s inside format is elegant, with stable building and high-quality supplies. Fashions with the upgraded and prolonged leather-based choices are significantly spectacular. From the motive force seat, you are introduced with basic BMW gauges and a big central show display screen with crisp graphics. The entrance seats are properly formed and modify for a variety of physique varieties, whereas the elective multicontour seats provide much more changes.