BMW X5 Review
The German automobile manufacturer BMW has been gifting the world with a versatile range of cars, which never fails to please its audience and compliment its owner. An exclusive new member of this range is the BMW X-line, which is dedicated towards powerful SUV section of vehicles. One prominent member of this series is the BMW X5, which is a mid-size luxury SUV. The car shares the history of being the BMW's first SUV featuring 4WD all-wheel drive and was available with either manual or automatic transmission. The car marks its debut in 1999 and is presently exploring the world in its third generation since 2013.
The car is precisely designed and dimensioned to serve as a dynamically capable SUV, which readily accepts every off road experience. Coming over to the designing of the SUV, the exterior designing of the car is done artistically and to represent the soul authoritativeness. Owing to its stylish and sophisticated front look to its sporty and wide rear look the car doesn't miss to catch many fascinating glances with every road visit. The luxury car specialist, BMW has demonstrated its luxurious identity correctly with the ultra-comfortable and intuitive interior cabins of the car. The high quality Nappa leather trimmed seats, ergonomically designed infotainment and control panel and head-up display feature lets the passenger and the driver enjoy their feast of pleasure. The life poured in the car is a feature of its well-refined engine range. The sporty beast is pumped-in life by a 3.0-litre 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine, which burns diesel efficiently to churn out a maximum power of 258 bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 560Nm between 1500 and 3000 rpm. The brand also readily takes the responsibility of the occupants of the SUV with the fully-functional list of safety features consisting of stability assistance, traffic jam assistance, parking assistance and the braking assistances like the Anti-lock Braking system, Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
Mileage and Fuel economy
The powerful SUV is economical too in terms of fuel efficiency. The TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that powers the car is well cultivated and configured with technologies like common rail direct injection and variable nozzle turbocharger, which helps the car to display a fuel economy of 6.2 litre/100km
The enchanting dynamism offered by the car is a conduct of the perfectly-engineered power-mill resting under the hood of the car. The 3.0-litre engine gulps down a concentrated dose of energy and pushes the piston down dynamically to generate a maximum power output of 258hp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 560Nm between 1500 and 3000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup
The SUV allows you to satisfy each of your speed and sport desires by letting you drink the concentrated sip of sportiness poured in the car. The 6-cylinder power motor equipped in the SUV in coordination with the 8-speed Steptronic transmission catapults the car to establish a speed of 100km/h from naught in just 6.9 seconds.
The exterior designers of BMW never misses a chance to captivate your senses with their extravagant styling of the car's exterior and they have proved their creativity again with the astonishing design of the BMW 5 Series. The exclusive eye-catching adaptive LED headlights, the soul chromed kidney grille design, circular fog lamp designs and the wide and commanding front bumper design gives the car an authoritative front look. The flowing side lines and the impressive 18 and 19-inch wheel designs makes the SUV instantly recognisable as a BMW X model. The stylish rear lamps and the wide and well tweaked rear bumper design correctly hints the DNA of sportiness injected in the car. The SUV with all these attributes surely compliments your manly personality.
The car unmistakably features a dominating and a robust yet sophisticated look due to its wide and long design, which is correctly evident by its exterior dimensions, which reads 4886mm x 1938mm x 1762mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2933mm that further contribute towards stability. The competitive off-road capabilities of this SUV are evident by its high ground clearance of 208mm.
The young and classy interiors of the car wholeheartedly lets the occupants feel the crafted royalty. These interiors shows a perfect amalgamation of sportiness and intuitiveness wrapped in a blanket of luxury. The drivers cabin is an incomparable blend of ergonomics and comfort, which lets the driver feel the pure sense of authority. The attributes pouring this authority are the leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, the chromed and leather covered gear lever and the new free-standing Control Display with optional Navigation system Professional.
Have you ever enjoyed the real pleasure of authority, if not, this car pours it all in your glass with the flavour of luxuriousness. The luxury and comfort is demonstrated by the ultra-comfortable, well-cushioned leather covered seats, placed at an elevated position so as to give the passengers a great around view. With this the car employs the ambience adding features like the Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound system, efficient and automatic air conditioning system and the soothing interior lighting. Contributing towards the entertainment of the rear passengers the car also features the rear seat entertainment with the two 9.2-inch tilt adjustable colour screens and DVD player.
Adding to the dose of luxury, the cabins are made spacious enough to allow you comfortable leg and shoulder movements. The comfortable SUV also allows you to carry your luggage conveniently with you by gifting you a large cargo volume which can be extended to a maximum of 1870 litres.
Engine and Performance
The elegant hunk SUV allows you to feel the pinch of adrenaline and lets you experience the actual dare of every adventure owing to the dynamism poured in it by its finely-refined power-mill. This 3.0-litre 6-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engine is well cultivated and configured with technologies like common rail direct injection and variable nozzle turbocharger that ensures a precise and efficient engine operation at all engine speeds. This engine squeezes out power from each unit of oil to pour down a maximum power output of 258hp at 4000 rpm coupled to a capable maximum torque of 560Nm between 1500 and 3000 rpm. Encased with this engine the car pushes you back in your seats to establish a speed of 100km/h from stand-still in just 6.9 sec.
Stereo and Accessories
The 'luxury' tag of the car is made more sound by the purely perceptible and convenient list of stereo and accessories employed in the interiors. Talking about the audio system fitted in the car, the car encloses a superior quality Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System giving a 1200 watts music output and is compatible with 16 speakers and allows you to choose between 'Studio' and 'Expanded' modes. This is available with the Navigation System Professional which acts as a superb driver's assistance. The car is also fitted with all the other accessories like Bluetooth function and USB slots. Along with this the car also has a rear entertainment system with two 9.2-inch colour screens and a DVD player and remote controller.
The SUV explores the adventures wearing its tough and dependable wheels covered with high-performance tires. The car comes with various spectacular 18 light alloy wheel design which are dimensioned precisely to give a good off-road experience. These wheels hugs the roads wearing the high performance tyres, whose dimensions read – 255/55 R18 109v XL.
Braking and Handling
The car leaves no loop holes when it comes to the braking and handling characteristics of the car. The car features BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, which readily adapts to any type of road conditions from smooth highways to most inhospitable terrains. With attributes like the Active steering system and the Active suspension system consisting of Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, which gives an amazing road hugging experience. Coming over to the braking system, the car depends on four wheel solid disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) for the desirable precise retardation displayed by the car.
Safety and Security
The SUV lets you dare every adventure with a sense of safety fetched by the envelop of safety features installed in the car. These safety features include the assistances like the stability assistance, traffic jam assistance that lets your car being relaxed during traffic jam, parking assistance and the braking assistances like the Anti-lock Braking system, Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Other than this, the car has basic safety features like the air-bags, engine immobilizer and pretensioner seatbelts.
- Purely perceptible interior comfort
- Robust and authoritative exterior design
- Dynamic and incomparable off-road performance
- Less competitive price
- Tough competition from its German competitors