The X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV, manufactured by the German automobile giant, BMW. The very first X5 rolled out of the assembly line way back in 1999 and has been alive ever since. The new version of X5 was launched this year, which is the 3rd generation of the X5 family. As known to everybody, BMW defines the X5 as an SAV (Sports activity vehicle), this formula has worked out pretty well for the company as the car stayed alive for 3 “car” generations. This new model has more style, comfort and performance, which is kind of a ‘thing’ that can be expected from BMW. This renovation also includes the overture of the sDrive 35i, a variant of the X5, which is the first ever rear wheel drive of the X5 family. This car will join theall wheel drive X5 family members, like the xDrive 35i, xDrive 35d and the xDrive 50i.
The engine however has stayed pretty much the same, it comes with 3 engine outlines. The 3.0 liter turbo inline-6 twin turbo block with 296 BHP and 407 NM of Torque. This engine is mounted in the new sDrive 35i and the xDrive 35i. The same 3.0 liter inline-6 has been tweaked a little and mounted on to the xDrive 35d, the tweak includes a new variable geometry turbocharger, which helps the engine to produce 252 BHP and a whopping 560 NM of Torque. The 3rd variant is the 4.4 liter V8 twinpower twin turbo with BMW’s own valvetric variable valve timing, powers the top end model of the X5, xDrive 50i. This engine with BMW’s latest engineering breakthrough helps the car to produce a maximum output of 439 BHP and a very serious 651 NM of Torque. Now all the engine variants of the X5 are wedded to an 8 speed automatic transmission with competence enhancing ECO PRO method, that helps the car to engender better EPA (environmental protection agency) numbers and improve the 0-100 Kmph sprint time.