Tuesday, February 09, 2010

New BMW X5 revealed 2010 review

A revised version of the BMW X5 will go on sale in June this year, with a new range of cleaner engines, more standard equipment and updated looks. The most obvious change is the new styling. At the front, there are revised bumpers and new headlights, while the fog lights are mounted more centrally. Likewise, the rear has new light clusters, larger tailpipes and a redesigned bumper. 

Every model now also has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which combines with the new engines to give better performance and lower emissions on both of the new diesel engines. Exterior modifications are limited to revised bumpers and light clusters, front and rear, plus enlarged tailpipes. The big news, though, is a new line-up of cleaner but more powerful engines. 

The entry-level xDrive30d has been upgraded to produce 241bhp, 10bhp more than before, while returning 38.2mpg and only 195g/km of CO2. The xDrive40d uses an engine first seen on the 7-Series. The new xDrive40d replaces the xDrive35d, and also combines more power and stronger performance with lower emissions and better economy. It emits 198g/km of CO2, while averaging 37.7mpg. At the top of the range is the X5’s only petrol engine, the xDrive50i, which has over 50bhp more than the old xDrive48i – and takes a second less to reach 60mph as a result.

Prices : £43,980 for the 30d SE, rising to £58,175 for the 50i M Sport



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