The BMW X5 is still a touchstone for many car makers producing their SUVs. This German sport utility vehicle can show real driving quality both off-road and on-road. In addition, the X5 is a clear example of luxury and comfort. The Bavarian automaker is going to present a new version of this car soon. According to experts, for BMW the new X5 is a great step forward in hybrid car technologies. The 2016 BMW X5 changes include redesign of exterior with more sculpted body as well as some interior upgrade.
The new X5’s design can be called function-led distinguished with athletic and clear lines hinting at its performance qualities. The luxury style of the appearance is drawn by the BMW-branded double grill, large air intakes in the front and the diffuser in the rear. All these features should improve the car’s cooling and aerodynamics.
Inside, the 2016 BMW X5 changes will also be noticeable. The console will feature a new tachometer, battery indicator and some other gauges. Quality leather upholstery, thoroughly selected trimmings and decorative booster light create atmosphere of exceptional luxury.
The main thing about the interior of the new BMW X5 is convenience. The high seats, which are special features of the X line-up, provide optimal road view. All the controls, including the iDrive Touch, optional BMW Navigation Professional and new display are driver-oriented. The standard dimming rear-view mirror provides more comfort and safety. The 2016 BMW X5 technology will also feature such systems as the Parking Assistant, Active Blind Spot Detection, cruise control, Speed Limit Info, Surround View and others.
The 2016 BMW X5 changes also concern its drivetrain. The SUV will come with an enhanced hybrid system which includes a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged TwinPower engine with output of 240 hp and 260 lb-ft, and an electric motor which gets power from a 9-kWh battery. The battery can be charged from a standard wall outlet or the Wallbox Pure and Wallbox Pro charging systems. Equipped with an eight-speed transmission this system is able to produce totally over 300 hp. Such a power set will make the car accelerate from rest to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, and the top will equal 130 mph. Powered by the electric motor only the X5 will be able to drive almost 13 miles at top speed of 75 mph. In addition, the off-roader will get AWD as a standard.