Back in 1999, with the first generation, the BMW X5 changed the meaning of the word SUV, introducing sheer driving pleasure into this segment. Now, BMW is back to change everything once again, offering comfort and luxury at its best. This is the sentence that describes the new 2014 BMW X5: the BOSS is back on the road again.

Official Press release

The vehicle that launched an entire segment set to enter its 3rd generation again setting the standard for luxury, versatility and driving dynamics

It isn’t often that an automobile manufacturer gets to launch an entirely new vehicle segment, but that’s exactly what BMW did in 1999 when it introduced the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW X5. Two generations and some 1.3 million vehicles later, the BMW X5 is set to enter its third generation. As its predecessors have done before, the all-new 3rd generation X5 will again set new standards for luxury, versatility and – because it is a BMW first and foremost – driving dynamics.

Important stats

  • All new 10.2″ LCD display
  • 7% increase in interior storage
  • Hits the showrooms in fourth quarter of 2013 (October)
  • 0-60 in 4.9s for the xDrive50i
  • New lines in the X5 include the xLine, Luxury line and M-Sport
  • Focus on aerodynamics with all new Air curtain, Air breathers, Aero blades and Air deflectors.
  • Lighter than outgoing model by (77-104 kg) 170-230 lbs depending of the version
  • Videos

    The all-new BMW X5. A closer look.

    Describing the philosophy

    Video with the interior

    Tehnical information for the BMW X5 (F15)

    Powertrains / Models (U.S.)

    • sDrive35i

    • xDrive35i

      • 3.0L TwinPower (twin-scroll) Turbo inline 6 cylinder (N55)
      • 300 hp @ 5800 RPM / 300 lb-ft torque @ 1200-5000 RPM
      • 0-60 mph: 6.2 sec (0.2 sec faster than predecessor)
      • MPG expected to be higher (EPA mileage estimates to come later)
    • xDrive50i

      • 4.4L V8 (N63Tu)
      • 445 hp between 5500-6000 RPM / 480 lb-ft torque @ 2000-4500 RPM
      • 0-60 mph: 4.9 sec (0.4 sec faster than predecessor)
      • MPG expected to be higher (EPA mileage estimates to come later)
    • xDrive35d (comes early 2014)

      • 3.0L TwinPower Turbo with VNT turbocharging and common rail direct injection
      • 255 hp / 413 lb-ft torque @ 1500-3000 RPM
      • 0-62 mph: 6.9 sec (preliminary)

    Exterior / Lines / M Sport

    • Air Curtains make debut on an X model bumper
    • Air Breathers (on front fenders) funnel air from Air Curtains
    • Vertical Aero Blades (first on a BMW) work with roof spoiler to channel air for better aerodynamics
    • Air deflectors on the front wheel arches
    • xLine

      • Brushed stainless steel underbody protection panel
      • Air intake bars, kidney grille bars and rear trim strip in matte silver
      • Side view mirror bases, B0pillar and C-pillar in high gloss black
      • Satin aluminum exterior window trim
      • Roof rails available in Satin Aluminum or high-gloss black
      • Sport steering wheel
      • Aluminum running boards
      • 19" Orbit Grey wheels (20" Y-spoke wheels optional upgrade)
    • Luxury Line

      • Body color matched underbody protection panel and wheel arches
      • Black kidney grilles with high-gloss chrome fronts
      • T-shaped bars for outer air intakes and louvers for the lower aperture
      • Chrome trim strip for the rear apron
      • Chrome exterior window trim
      • Side view mirror bases, B-pillars and C-pillars in high-gloss black
      • Roof rails available in Satin Aluminum or high-gloss black
      • Sport steering wheel
      • 19" V-spoke wheels (20" Y-spoke wheels optional upgrade)
    • M Sport

      • M-aerodynamic body kit
      • Shadowline trim
      • high-gloss roof rails
      • 19-inch M-Double Spoke light alloy wheels (20-inch M-Double Spoke wheels optional upgrade
      • Interior includes an 8-speed sport automatic transmission with shift-paddles, M-sport steering wheel, anthracite headliner, M foot rest and door sills, Aluminum Hexagonal trim and sport seats. Multi-contour seats can be specified as an alternative. An M Adaptive Suspension may also be specified as an upgrade.

    Interior / Interior Packages

    • BMW Navigation iDrive system, with touchpad and freestanding 10.2-inch Control Display Monitor
    • Displays for the climate control and ventilation systems feature black panel technology.
    • Optional Rear comfort seats with seat heating, bespoke upholstery, and backrest adjustment
    • Optional third row of seats
    • Maximum storage area of 66 cu.ft., a 7% increase over predecessor
    • Split two-section power tailgate
    • Ivory White Interior Design Package

      • Ivory White Nappa Leather upholstery
      • Dashboard covered in Atlas Grey leather with contrast stitching for seats and dashboard
      • Fineline Oak Wood trim (other trims may be specified as an alternative)
    • Mocha Interior Design Package

      • Mocha Brown Nappa Leather upholstery
      • Dashboard cover in Black Nappa leather with contrast stitching for seats and dashboard
      • Fineline Pure Wood Trim (other trims may be specified as an alternative)

    Transmission / Steering / Efficientdynamics

    • Standard 8 speed automatic transmission
    • Optional 8 speed sport automatic transmission with new launch control function [more details]
    • Electric Power Steering
    • Optional Active Steering
    • ECO PRO mode [manages engine, accelerator, transmission characteristic and controls electronics/climate control]
    • Brake Energy Regeneration
    • Auto Start/Stop

    Curb Weight / Construction

    • xDrive35i lighter by 170 lbs (than predecessor)
    • xDrive50i lighter by 230 lbs (than predecessor)
    • Ultra-high-tensile steels in body structure
    • Thermoplastics in front fenders
    • Aluminum in hood
    • Magnesium in instrument panel support


    • Actively manages driver power split between front and rear wheels at all times
    • Latest version boasts optimized efficiency and 3 pound reduction in weight
    • If combined with Dynamic Performance Control (part of optional Dynamic Handling Package), drive power split can be even more finely controlled, seamlessly varying drive power split between rear wheels (torque vectoring), with benefits in steering response and road handling
    • xDrive models come with new xDrive 3D status display showing real-time information on body, pitch, and compass

    Chassis / Suspension / Brakes / Wheels

    • Driving Dynamics Control system: COMFORT, SPORT, SPORT+ and ECO PRO modes
    • Optional Dynamic Damper Control
    • Optional Dynamic Handling Package combines components of Dynamic Damper Control, automatic rear self-leveling suspension, Driving Performance Control, and Active Roll Stabilization
    • Adaptive M Suspension (part of M Sport package) offers extra-firm suspension and damping in SPORT or SPORT+ modes


    • Safety:

      • Active Driving Assistant Package

        • Lane Departure Warning
        • Pedestrian and collision warning system with braking function (up to 37mph / 60kmh)
      • Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go

        • Traffic Jam Assistant [due to be incorporated in this package from December 2013 production onward]
      • BMW Assist eCall enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
      • LED fog lights standard
      • auto dimming mirrors standard
      • Adaptive Xenon Headlights with turning lights standard
      • Optional Adaptive LED Headlights (optional)
      • Optional Automatic High Beams (optional)
      • Optional BMW Night Vision with human and animal detection(optional)
    • Comfort:

      • Head-Up Display (now with telephone contact lists and entertainment programs)
      • New BMW Parking Assistant (comes available December 2013), with automatic operation of accelerator, brake pedal, and gears
      • Rear-View Camera (standard on xDrive50i)
      • Surround View system (provides 360 degree view of vehicle and surroundings)
      • Panorama View of front and rear
      • Speed Limit Info system
      • Active Blind Spot Detection
      • BMW Assist Convenience Plan with Concierge Services
      • Heated seats standard
      • Park Distance Control standard
      • Power tailgate standard
      • Panoramic moonroof standard
      • Optional sports leather steering wheel and heated steering wheel
      • Optional automatic soft-close doors
    • Infotainment:

      • BMW Navigation iDrive System with touchpad and 10.2 inch display (standard on all models) and Advanced Real Time Traffic
      • ConnectedDrive Office
      • BMW Apps
      • Standard hi-fi sound system
      • Optional Harmon Kardon Surround Sound System
      • Optional Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System (1200 watt / 16 speaks)