BMW 2014 X5 (F15)

Images of 2014 Bmw X5BMW – Set for its debut at the end of next year, the 2014 edition and popular X5 SUV is slated for numerous updates including significant weight savings and improved fuel economies over its current model. The weight saving technology was generated from the BMW 5-Series (F10). The X5 will ride on a modified version of its current vehicle platform.  Both six and eight cylinder engines will be available including hybrid and diesel options.

 

The BMW X5 F15 SUV will be enhanced significantly in length and will capture an elongated roof design.  Due to its increased length, a third-row seating option will become available on the 2014 BMW X5 which will likely improve its marketing efforts in the United States.  Fine wood trim, metallic accents and leather coverings will flavor the interior while an iDrive display and a 3-spoke steering wheel design enhances the overall X5 package.  A downward transcending roofline and distinguished looking front grille will be evident on the X5 model.  The vehicle rear will show again its familiar L-shaped tail lamps while retaining the dual exhaust outlets.

Its overall profile has been left intact since the X5 originally came to fruition back in 1999. The new BMW X5 (F15) will capture an enhanced looking blunt nose like other recent BMW products.  The headlights will elongate to mate with the grille similar to the current 3-Series.  New vertical vents at the trailing edge of the front wheel have captured our imagination and we remain undecided on whether they are functional or purely aesthetic.  Its left side small spoiler is anticipated to feature a more curved appearance.

The BMW X5 engine options will likely include a V8 engine. Its highly anticipated X5 "M" model will come out one year later and a 2015 model year will integrate a highly tuned BMW based suspension package.

The X5 is not as aggressive in design as the X5 "M" vehicle seen in the fall of 2012, however, with the entire late vehicle marketing efforts this is not unexpected.

 

BMW will produce its new 2014 BMW X5 (F15) at its Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA plant in late calendar year 2013.  The X5 will hit the dealer showrooms as a 2014 model.

 

BMW 2014 X5

 

Reason Why 2011 BMW X5 Diesel is Withdraw

2011 BMW X5

2011 BMW X5 crossover still fresh from the production line-up, and surprisingly the North American division for BMW is involved in a safety recall issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA. Yes, the 2011 BMW X5 crossover has been on the market for a few months, “just” 923 units are subject to the recall in question.

It looks like the safety notice involves on the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d diesel model, and has been issued by NHTSA after faulty welds were finding in certain vehicles.

NHTSA says that the problem on the 2011 BMW X5 is due to a component manufacturing error at the supplier. Specifically, the welds in the belt tensioner that could contain incipient cracks which are prone to failure over time.

The direct consequence a weld failure such as in 2011 BMW X5 according to NHTSA is that the vehicle would suffer an immediate loss of power steering that could result in a loss of control and potentially result in a crash.

As expected, BMW will replace the faulty belt tensioners welding on the 2011 BMW X5 free of charge to the consumers. Owners of all 923 affected vehicles – which were manufactured between March 31, 2011, and May 19, 2011 – will be notified this July.

In North America, pricing for the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d starts at $51,800. The model comes fitted with a 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, capable of developing and 265 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque at 1,750rpm. The 2011 BMW X5 is capable of sprinting from naught to sixty in 6.9 seconds and a 26-mpg average on the highway.