Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BMW 2011 X5

BMW 2011 X5

BMW company announced its new version of cars for the year 2011 with new feature and new price follow this article to know if BMW company solved the problems of the last version before this car or it failed all this you will read it with us .


A little more than 10 years ago, BMW put the “sport” in “sport-utility vehicle” with the ground-breaking, delightfully nimble X5. That same vehicle also took the “utility” out of “sport-utility vehicle”—literally—being assigned the BMW-invented “sport activity vehicle” moniker instead. The rechristening was a clever trick that attempted to manage expectations not met by its small cargo area, which held less than that of the 5-series wagon of the day. For 2007, the X5 grew considerably to address the latter issue, although its sterling six- and eight-cylinder engines and sparkling new chassis ensured that plenty of sportiness, and the “SAV” moniker, remained. Now for the 2011 model year—which for BMW begins this April—the X5 looks as if it may get even better, with freshened styling, minor content adjustments, and most significantly, new turbocharged inline-six and V-8 gasoline engines mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions.



Subtle Styling Update
As is typical for a BMW, the X5’s mid-cycle styling update is so subtle as to require a side-by-side comparison for most people to tell the difference. So you don’t have to open any more browser windows, here are the 2011 changes in a nutshell: The hood and grille are carry-over, but the plastic front fenders now meet a full-width and painted front bumper skin containing larger apertures and a scuff-plate-look metallic lower trim piece. New headlamps feature LED rings (a.k.a. “angel eyes”) and the fog lamps are set higher and more inboard.
In back, the bumper cap has been reshaped to match the look of the one up front, complete with the faux scuff plate. Chrome-trimmed taillamps also now adopt the bitchin’ LED “light banks” now found on the rumps of most BMW models. Toss in new exhaust tips, and the transformation is basically complete.

Turbos, Turbos, Everywhere
Far bigger news is the installation of BMW’s twin-scroll, single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six in the new xDrive35i (which replaces last year’s entry-level xDrive30i) and stellar twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 in the new xDrive50i (which replaces the xDrive48i). Each engine pairs with BMW’s excellent new eight-speed automatic. The xDrive35i brings the base model’s power and torque up to a nice, even 300 hp and 300 lb-ft (up from 260 hp and 225 lb-ft), while lobbing about a second and a half off the 0-to-60-mph sprint, which BMW estimates will take about 6.4 seconds for the 2011 model.
The change in performance should be similarly dramatic with the xDrive50i, which is powered by the same twin-turbo V-8 found in the slant-back X6 xDrive50i; the engine is good for 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. BMW expects the new X5 xDrive50i to hit 60 in a scant 5.3 seconds, more than a second off BMW’s estimate of 6.4 seconds for the outgoing model. Now, in the past, we have found BMW to be conservative with its acceleration estimates (we recently hustled our long-term X6 xDrive50i—with its six-speed transmission—to 60 mph in five seconds flat), so we look forward to seeing by just how much we can beat BMW’s clock. Fuel economy figures for both models will be announced closer to their April on-sale date, but don’t look for much of a change from current levels, as we expect both engines' extra grunt to go some ways toward cancelling out the greater efficiency of the eight-speed’s wider gear spread.
The (relatively) fuel-efficient and ├╝ber-torquey turbo-diesel X5 xDrive35d and the fire-breathing, twin-turbocharged 555-hp X5 M won’t receive significant powertrain changes for 2011. Fine by us; we sampled both models last year, and neither needed help in that department.



Model Realignment, Price Drop for Base Model
For 2011, the X5 xDrive35i will be available in—what’s this?—three trim levels (yes, trim levels on a BMW!). The lineup starts with the “essential” X5 xDrive35i, which will be available for $1800 less than last year’s base model, at $46,675. The X5 xDrive35i Premium brings 19-inch wheels, USB and iPod integration, privacy glass, leather seats, and a $52,475 price tag, as well as access to several options such as the Convenience package, Active Ventilated Seat package, Cold Weather package, Technology package, and third-row jump seats. At the top of the xDrive35i range sits the $54,975 X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity, which features 20-inch wheels, sport seats, and darkened trim on the headliner and around the windows. The M Sport package becomes available on this trim, adding performance tires, BMW’s Adaptive Drive system, slight aero-inspired styling tweaks, and sundry M-branded interior bits.
Pricing for the X5 xDrive35d remains unchanged at $52,175, while the X5 xDrive50i jumps $2100 over the old xDrive48i with a price of $59,275. Alas, no separate trim levels will be offered on either, although it should be noted that Active Cruise Control (with full-stop capability) and lane-departure warning systems are available on the X5 for the first time for 2011. The X5 M starts at $86,375, the same as last year.
Even with the lower base price for the X5 xDrive35i, the X5 lineup is still hardly cheap, and indeed, many of our test vehicles have come in close to or above $60K without the V-8, and closer to $70K with it. But for 2011, the X5’s newfound grunt may make such expenditures seem rather more worth it.


The sides of the BMW X5 are elegantly stretched though the strong horizontal lines of each side. The surface of the hood flows seamlessly into the waiseline, while the prominent, gently inclined contour line at the door handle level extends from the front wheel arches to the rear of the vehicle. These character lines symbolize power, stability, and presence.
With its distinctively contoured hood, large BMW kidney grille and dual round headlights, the new BMW X5 boasts an expressive front end that symbolizes power and presence. The newest interpretation of the BMW X5's look is led by the redesign of the front fascia and position of the standard foglamps. Due to an increase in the number of elements painted body color, the front end gives the impression of being lower. At the same time, the increased size of both the central and outer air intakes hint at the boosted engine output. The black trim at the bottom edge of the body is now considerably narrower. A matte-finished silver protection plate extends across the entire width of the central air intake, emphasizing the muscular features of the SAV, and accentuates the new BMW X5's character.
The dual round Xenon Adaptive headlights and foglamps are now situated higher and closer to the kidney grille. The BMW X5's new headlight fixtures emphasize high quality and sporting intentions. BMW's signature corona rings serve as position lights and daytime driving lights.
The newly conceived rear apron matches the graphic structure of the front end, while the intricately designed surrounds of the dual exhaust pipes are painted in body color to underline the BMW X5's premium character. In the center, a matte-finished silver protection element emphasizes strength and durability suitable for other-roads use.
Above the rear bumper, the rear of the new X5 is divided by parallel horizontal lines. The result is an accentuation of the width, highlighting the vehicle's athletic capabilities. The L-shaped taillight fixtures, each with two LED light banks, create the BMW-signature nighttime appearance of the rear end.
A choice of new body colors provides further visual enhancements. The metallic colors Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey, and Sparkling Bronze are now available for the BMW X5. Inside, the available Nevada Leather can be chosen in stunning new Oyster or Cinnamon Brown colors in addition to the familiar Sand Beige, and Black, and matte Satin Silver interior trim strips are added if the owner does not select from the available Brushed Aluminum, Dark Bamboo, Light Poplar, or Burl Walnut wood trims.


BMW X5 xDrive50i: BMW's Twin-Turbocharged V-8.
The new BMW X5 xDrive50i takes its place as the flagship of the X5 family, yielding 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 450 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 - 4,500 rpm from its twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V-8 engine. Introduced in the BMW X6 in Spring of 2008, this all-aluminum V-8 features High Precision direct fuel injection, "reverse-flow" architecture for revolutionary responsiveness and packaging, and BMW' s VANOS variable valve timing technology. Together, these features create what may be the perfect balance between high fuel efficiency, low emissions, and the dominant, dynamic performance expected of a BMW V-8. The 0-60 mph sprint is accomplished in 5.3 seconds.


BMW X5 xDrive50i starts at $59,275 including Destination & Handling.
As part of the V-8 engine's reverse-flow architecture, the twin turbochargers are situated in the valley of the engine's "V" and exhale separately into two catalytic converters which are located on top of the engine and exit aftward into the large stainless-steel exhaust system via downpipes on either side of the new 8-speed automatic transmission. The exhaust streams remain separated until they meet in the large muffler at the rear of the vehicle and exit through two large, trapezoidal exhaust tips.


BMW X5 xDrive35i: BMW's Turbocharged Inline-6 with Valvetronic.
BMW X5 xDrive 35i receives a brand new inline-6 gasoline engine, internally dubbed "N55." The new engine features the same 3.0-liter displacement and 300 horsepower output of its predecessor (the "N54"), but features a single twin-scroll turbocharger in place of the previous twin, low-mass turbocharger units. Furthermore, the new inline-6 of the BMW X5 xDrive35i is the first BMW inline-6 to combine BMW's revolutionary Valvetronic throttle-less intake technology, High Precision direct fuel injection, and turbocharging. The result of combining this new inline-6 with the new 8-speed automatic is an BMW X5 with incredibly spontaneous responsiveness, exceptional power, and remarkable efficiency. The new BMW X5 xDrive35i will perform the 0-60mph sprint in 6.4 seconds, coincidentally on the same pace as the outgoing V-8 powered BMW X5 xDrive48i.
For the 2011 model year, BMW has made the X5 xDrive35i available in two additional trim levels: "Premium" and "Sports Activity."
The essential BMW X5 xDrive35i has an MSRP of $46,675 including Destination & Handling, and includes a popular profile of standard equipment often specified by BMW X5 customers, including BMW's Xenon Adaptive headlights, Rain Sensor with automatic headlight control, HD Radio, automatic climate control, foglights, 18" light alloy wheels, cruise control, and anti-theft alarm system. A Convenience Package is optional and adds the large panoramic moonroof, auto-dimming mirrors, Dark Burl Walnut, Bamboo, or Light Poplar wood interior trim, BMW Ambiance Lighting, and BMW Assist with Bluetooth. Stand alone options include rear side window shades, Navigation system with Real Time Traffic Information and Voice Command, satellite radio with 1-year subscription, and an iPod / USB adapter interface.
The BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium has an MSRP of $52,475 including Destination & Handling and includes a boosted profile of standard equipment, such as 19" light alloy wheels, roof rails and panoramic moonroof, power adjustable steering column, iPod / USB adapter interface, and privacy glass. Best of all, it includes standard Nevada Leather. In addition, buyers of the Premium model may choose up to four packages, including the Active Ventilated Seat Package, Convenience Package, Cold Weather Package, and Technology Package. Each package includes a raft of focused features that enhance comfort and convenience, allowing buyers to better customize the BMW X5 to personal taste. Third Row seating, which enables the BMW X5 to accommodate up to 7 passengers, also becomes available on this model.
The BMW X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity has an MSRP of $54,975 including Destination & Handling and includes even more standard equipment than the Premium model, such as 20" light alloy wheels, sport seats, Shadowline exterior trim, and Anthracite headliner. In addition to the packages available on the Premium model, customers may add the popular M Sport Package to the BMW X5 xDrive35i Sport Activity model. The M Sport Package includes 20" wheels with performance tires, the Adaptive Drive system, aluminum roof rails, M door sill plates, M driver footrest, M steering wheel, M aerodynamic enhancements, and increased top speed limiter (150 mph).


New 8-speed Automatic Transmission with Steptronic.
On both new gasoline models of the BMW X5, sending the newfound power to the standard xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system is BMW's new 8-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic control. The new 8-speed transmission is standard in the BMW X5 xDrive50i and X5 xDrive35i, and raises the industry standard for compactness, efficiency, and gear selection. The new transmission weighs no more than its 6-speed predecessor, yet offers closer ratios in the lower gears for improved acceleration and two additional "tall" gears for relaxed, efficient cruising. BMW's 8-speed automatic was introduced on the 5-Series Gran Turismo and 760Li Sedan in the fall of 2009.
Using the console-mounted e-shifter, the BMW X5 driver chooses from three shifting programs: Drive, Drive Sport, and Manual. In Manual mode, the driver selects from the eight forward gear ratios via the + / - action of the shifter (push forward to downshift; pull back to upshift). At any speed, Neutral is easily selected via a forward push of the selector from Drive and, when at a standstill, Park is selected by depressing the "P" button atop the shifter, or by pushing the Engine Start-Stop button (doing so will also stop the engine).
BMW's Brake Energy Regeneration system is also fitted to the gasoline X5 models. It incorporates a special deep-cycle Glass Mat battery with programmed alternator disengagement so that, most of the time, the vehicle's battery is only charged while the vehicle is coasting or braking. Over time, the Brake Energy Regeneration system can save 1-2% on fuel consumption. Brake Energy Regeneration is another feature in BMW's EfficientDynamics portfolio of small features and adjustments which have a cumulative effect on the efficiency-performance balance of each BMW vehicle.


BMW X5 xDrive35d: Maintaining the Benchmark with BMW Advanced Diesel Technology.
The BMW Advanced Diesel X5 xDrive35d was introduced to the United States as a 2009 model, and despite increased competition remains the fastest, most fuel efficient diesel-powered vehicle in its class. The huge torque output of 425 lb-ft. at 1750-2250 rpm speaks for itself; BMW X5 xDrive35d drivers will marvel at this engine's robust response at low to medium speeds. The peak power output of 265 hp also makes an impact, as does the resulting 0-60-mph time of 6.9 seconds. It returns EPA mileage estimates of 19 mpg city and 26 highway.
For the 2011 model, BMW has made no changes to the award-winning BMW Advanced Diesel powertrain, but rather has focused efforts to ensure the BMW X5 xDrive35d benefits from the latest design updates to the X5 family. Despite the enhancements for the new model year, MSRP for this model remains $52,175 including Destination & Handling.
BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance optimizes emission management by incorporating an oxidation catalyst placed close to the engine, a diesel particulate filter housed in the same unit, and an SCR catalyst with urea injection. Apart from filtering out even the smallest particles from the flow of exhaust gases, this combination ensures effective reduction of nitric oxides (NOX) by way of a chemical reaction within the exhaust system initiated by the injection of a small dose of urea referred to as Diesel Exhaust Fluid. Into the exhaust stream. The ammonia (NH3) generated in this process within the SCR catalyst subsequently converts the nitric oxides (NO and, respectively, NO2) in the exhaust gas into environmentally compatible nitrogen (N2) and water vapor (H2O).
BMW has developed a two-tank system for DEF ensuring convenient use of this new technology with all the benefits and ease required by the customer: The amount of DEF required in each case is drawn from the active tank comprising approximately 1.6 gallons by means of a dosage pump. And since the urea solution would freeze at a temperature of 12.2o F (−11oC), this active tank, as well as the dosage pipes are heated.

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