Full Review of 2015 BMW X5 SUV Crossover Specs and Test Drive

the 2015 BMW x5 is the best SUV for you
if you like being master of most of what you survey this is a big solid block of an SUV proudly square in a field of increasingly rounded rivals. that would include the Porsche Cayenne
and mercedes-benz m-class and a slew of fastback crossovers from
within BMW’s own camp is this still the shape you want to be in? I’m Chuck Giametta. Join me for a CarPreview video review of the 2015 BMW x5 the original x5 debuted for model year
2000 pretty much launching the performance luxury sport utility segment the 2015 version belongs to the third
generation introduced just last year with this
premium mid-size crossovers sleekest sheet metal ever. styling and
dimensions carry over for 2015 later in the model year BMW will
resurrect the ultra performance x5 n model and add a
plug in hybrid called the eDrive. The mainstay X5s remain the six-cylinder sDrive and xDrive 35i’s. the X Drive 35d remains an intriguing
diesel choice in back for 2015 is this the v8 the xDrive50i. That’s a mouthful of models — and the X5 is just one item on BMW’s crossover menu including jacked up versions of its cars
that bill of fare encompasses the fastback x4 in Dec six and the 5-series GT There’s talk of a Mini-based 2 Series Active Tourer, even a seven-seat x7. that leaves the X5 and it’s smaller X1 and X3 siblings looking
a little old school by comparison. The X5 still has its virtues. It’s the only BMW of any stripe that can seat seven passengers, and no BMW matches its 66-cubic-feet of cargo volume. Those fancy pants fastbacks, they don’t have enough glass to equal view you get from inside an x5. every x5 is
turbocharged and has an eight-speed automatic transmission Aimed at sunbelt drivers, the sDrive35i is the first X5 with rear-wheel drive. Like the all-wheel-drive xDrive35i, it can do zero-to-sixty miles an hour in impressive 6.1 seconds the all-wheel-drive X drives 35d is
among the most fuel-efficient SUV’s in the class it should easily eat up 600 highway
miles between fill-ups and still do 0-60 in a brisk six and a
half seconds with its 445 horsepower twin turbo 4.4
liter v8 the xDrive50i slots above the six-cylinder X5’s and below the mighty M. it’s likely all the x5 most people would
ever need and maybe more It zips to sixty in just 4.7 seconds, although you will be a regular at a
premium pumps. Full details on the new X5M weren’t available in time for this review but its 4.4 liter each should deliver
around 600 horsepower more than five hundred pound feet of
torque and blast the two and a half ton all-wheel drive cross over to 60 in four seconds flat. At the other end of the spectrum, the X5 eDrive combines a turbo four-cylinder with lithium-ion-battery power, creating an all-wheel-drive plugin
designed to travel twenty emissions-free miles before the gas-electric hybrid
system kicks in no word yet on its official fuel economy
numbers though this particular x5 has some x5 M flavor thanks to the M Sport option package It includes an aero body kit and BMW’s shadowline trim, plus a sport transmission with launch
control that exploits all of the V-8’s 480-pound feet of torque other packages include the dressy luxury
line and the semi-active suspension dynamic handling package for 2015 BMW makes a beautiful sport
leather steering wheel standard and even lowers the price on selected
options by up to three hundred and fifty dollars still as with many BMWs you may have to
open your wallet if you wish to truly elevate the experience what a six cylinder with leather
upholstery? That’ll be fourteen hundred and fifty dollars with the rear view camera? cough up $1,400
for the driver assistance package push button ignition is standard only on the v-8 versions and while Bluetooth and USB linking are
included to get full hands free smartphone
integration it’s another 500 bucks No matter the trim level, the X5 makes you feel pretty large and in charge. the dashboards horizontal lines
emphasize the cabins width materials quality is top notch with
several varieties of optional wood trim or in this case handsome textured
aluminum this is a spacious interior on par with
anything in the class the seats are comfortable and supportive
heated front buckets are standard a heated second-row bench in steering
wheel along with headlamp washers are part of the reasonably priced 550 dollar
cold weather package the third row is toddler size but does
provide seating in a pinch it cost seventeen hundred dollars and
includes a rear air suspension a power liftgate is standard in dropping
the clamshell lower section excesses a cargo bay that’s beautifully finished but a little small for the class. as in other automatic transmission
Bimmers, the shifter is really an electronic wand that compels you to look at it,
contemplate your gear changing plans then confirm your inputs better executed
is the navigation system its standard has a ten-point to inch
screen and responds to voice instructions or the iDrive central controller, which lets you trace-in commands. Still, with BMW it should be about the driving experience, shouldn’t it? And this one isn’t likely to disappoint. Armed with a near-fifty-fifty weight balance, every X5 takes corners with inspiring grip and composure. Oddly, its straight-line cruising that can be less than stellar. The steering is numb on center and the 20-inch run-flat tires available in several other packages tend to tramline, wandering along those channels worn into some pavement surfaces. They hurt ride quality, too. Stick with the standard eighteens or available nineteens. Sport, Comfort, and EcoPro drive modes are on tap, the last neutering some performance but
assisted in its gas saving mission by a quick reacting engine stop/start system. both gas engines are turbine smooth and very satisfying and the thirty percent of US buyers who
choose the diesel are making a wise decision It’s torque rich and clatter-free. The transmission has been fine-tuned for better efficiency this year, and we seldom found it necessary to use the paddle shifters to achieve good throttle
response as for pricing the x5 line spans a broad
spectrum no model is an expensive but then
neither is any other competition after a sizable jump with the 2014
redesign BMW holds the line on base prices for 2015 They’re competitive with rivals like the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes-Benz m-class and lower than those of the Range Rover Sport. Options quickly pad the sticker price of course Our typically equipped test xDrive50i, for example, was eighty-four-thousand dollars. Cushioning the hit is free maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles
including all recommended service plus plus brake and windshield-wiper wear items. The X5 may be BMW’s most conventional SUV but that doesn’t mean it’s not special. it’s got presence and performance but so
does the competition Shop the field. You won’t regret it. For more on this and other cars, trucks and SUVs, go to CarPreview.com.

15 thoughts on “Full Review of 2015 BMW X5 SUV Crossover Specs and Test Drive

  1. For 2015, the BMW X5 will get a plug-in hybrid model. How does 20 miles with out using gas sound?

  2. Ok this was a bit boring to see no offroading and just a lot of options where is the review of this model where is the can and can not do scene. Its not at all what i want to see.

  3. This BMW might drive better, but the jeep grand cherokee looks better and is way better off road, witch makes it the better all round vehicle.

  4. for a big family I can't decide between this and a ford expedition. the expedition offers more space and 3rd row seating is better it can also tow more which for family vacations may be fun to tow a mobile home.  it's also cheaper. but the X5 gets better economy, is more sporty, and I love the look a lot more than an expedition.

  5. I like your review but i doubt that the X5M and X6M which weight 4800 can go from 0 – 60 in 4.0 seconds. Even the F80 M3 and M4 which weigh 3750 pounds and the M5 which is 4400 pounds can only get times around 3.9 seconds.

  6. Great car review video! Im not really a big fan of SUV's but the new X5 looks absolutely amazing! So much so to the point that I am actually considering giving it a try. In this video you went over some pretty valid points dealing with car and dint sugar coat anything. None of the imperfections are a real deal killer so im still interested. Im going to subscribe because you do some great work. Keep up the great work man!

  7. Appreciated the excellent explanation in aimphatic style ,discussing every thing what we like to know.I simply love you for being an expert.Congrats

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