The BMW X5


Driving dynamics & efficiency of the BMW X5.

The dynamics of the BMW X5 will guarantee a fun drive on every journey – during every manoeuvre and at all speeds. On tight bends, the Driver Assistance systems ensure excellent roadholding, be it in the mountains or at high speeds. At the same time, the BMW X5 impresses with outstanding efficiency, thanks to sophisticated aerodynamics, economical engines and numerous BMW EfficientDynamics measures – particularly the BMW X5 xDrive40e with eDrive technology.



Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption – for BMW, the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure. BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that includes the drive system, energy management and the vehicle concept in every BMW.
The intelligent drive combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with an electric motor is responsible for the vehicle's increased performance while consuming the same amount of fuel.

Optimised aerodynamics contribute to further increased efficiency, as does BMW EfficientLightweight, which simultaneously lowers weight and increases vehicle rigidity by using the right materials for the right parts. This is a demonstration of the impressive innovation leadership at BMW, the only major car manufacturer that relies on ultralight and highly rigid carbon fibre (CFRP) as a key material. It is a comprehensive collection of technologies, including an intelligent energy management system and the optional ECO PRO mode, which supports a driving style that optimises fuel consumption.

BMW X5 Driving Dynamics


At the peak of its power: discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

BMW X5 Eight-speed Steptronic transmission


The 8-speed Steptronic transmission sets a new benchmark in terms of dynamic performance and efficiency and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics.
The particularly finely tuned gradation of the gears allows optimum power delivery − from low through to high speeds. This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while enabling you to enjoy increased sporty flair and dynamic performance.

At high speeds in particular, the additional gears reduce engine speed and therefore both fuel consumption and engine noise. The converter clutch is a contributing factor here − even if you change into manual shift mode. In combination with the fast engine speed transitions and the precise transmission tuning, it provides a very high level of shift comfort and reduces noise considerably.

BMW X5 M50D.

The BMW X5 M50d benefits from the unique expertise of BMW M engineers, with a special, fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and steering system. The end result is an automobile that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine combines common rail direct injection and a unique three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. Extremely eager response, high torque at low revs and a wide rev range characterise this exceptional power unit.

These engine characteristics make for spontaneous dynamics, with 740 Nm torque, a peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. This impressive performance combines with average fuel consumption of 6.6 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 173 g/km to produce an outstanding dynamics-to-efficiency ratio, thus once again underlining the innovative power of BMW.

The Adaptive M Suspension ensures that the BMW X typical agility takes an even sportier quality on board. Dynamic Damping Control and air suspension for the rear axle are designed for an ultra-sporty drive, profiting from exact, precisely-controllable handling qualities. 

The Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic gives the BMW X5 M50d maximum agility, precision and lateral dynamics. Model-specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee even more neutral steering and reduce body side tilt on bends.

Options such as active steering and the Adaptive Suspension Packages help to boost the sportiness and comfort of your BMW X5. Active steering enables more precise driving and even more agility. When you choose one of the Adaptive Suspension Packages, you opt for more driving comfort, increased dynamics – or for the most effective combination of the two.

The BMW X5 drives as majestically as it looks – particularly with the optional Adaptive Suspension Packages. Whether sporty or comfortable, these packages guarantee the best possible road-holding in all situations.

Maximum driving comfort while retaining hallmark BMW driving dynamics properties: the Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort allows you to individually adjust the suspension and damping response at any time. The rear axle air suspension included guarantees a consistently high level of driving comfort regardless of the car's load state.

If you want a more dynamic suspension set-up at times, Driving Experience Control offers you the additional options of Sport and Sport+ mode.

The Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic lets you further optimise the dynamic potential of your car. Dynamic Performance Control, included in the feature, and Dynamic Drive guarantee very sporty driving dynamics in general, reflected mainly in a very neutral steering response and minimum side tilt of the body when taking bends − and all this while retaining a high level of drive comfort. 

The best of both worlds is provided by the Active Suspension Package Professional, which combines the features of the Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort and the Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic, for both maximum driving comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.

Increased driving dynamics: the Adaptive M Suspension gets maximum potential out of your car. Features include Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension on the rear axle, with a set-up designed for a particularly sporty driving response. The Adaptive M Suspension is only available as part of the M Sport package.

BMW xDrive. 

The intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, always offering outstanding traction.
Its sensors constantly monitor the vehicle’s behaviour. Under normal conditions, you enjoy the agile, BMW typical feeling provided by a rear-wheel drive. However, under special road conditions, such as a slippery or uneven carriageway, tight bends or uphill inclines, BMW xDrive intervenes: In a barely detectable, yet highly effective manner, it shifts power distribution instantly to the axle with the highest traction. Before the driver has noticed this shift, the vehicle behaviour is already restabilised. The driving experience with BMW xDrive is more precise, more agile and more dynamic – and you always arrive at your destination safely.



The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.

The front apron is a prominent design feature that embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The integrated Air Curtain channels air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches. The accelerated air flow creates a kind of "curtain" on the outer side of the wheels. Then there’s the Air Breather, which channels the air flow at the front wheels. These innovative technologies reduce turbulence and air resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

The automatic air vent control uses a sensor to continuously assess the current cooling needs of the engine and opens or closes the radiator air vents in response. This optimises aerodynamics and shortens the warm-up phase for reduced fuel consumption.

The rear spoiler at the roof edge and the Air Blades joined to it at the sides go together to form a highly efficient so-called "trailing edge". The precisely defined air flow at the rear reduces disruptive air swirl and the braking effect of negative pressure to a minimum.

ECO PRO mode.

The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The "coasting" function, the Route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further five percent.

With the "coasting" function on, the engine is switched off and disconnected from the drivetrain, so that the car rolls along without consuming fuel.

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