BMW X5: the first in the long history of the BMW Full SUV company. Thanks to the impressive ground clearance, permanent four-wheel drive and independent suspension of all wheels, the car is designed to drive on all types of roads. Debut took place in January 1999 at the Detroit Auto Show. It entered the European market in the spring of 2000. The BMW X5 is based on a completely new platform. Unlike the classic SUV that has a support body. The design was brilliant and respectable. The back door is double. Spare wheel located behind is not provided. The volume of the trunk is large, and the configuration of the trunk itself does not allow the transport of large items. In the cabin reigns comfort and luxury inherent to luxury cars. The decoration uses a lot of leather and wooden inserts. The steering wheel has many adjustments. The driver and passenger seats can also be customized.
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High landing provides excellent visibility. An extensive list of standard equipment includes automatic climate control, electric glass sunroof, front and side airbags, heated front and rear seats, audio system with 6-disc CD changer, xenon headlights, light cleaners, sensor of rain and light alloy wheels. The BMW X5 is equipped with a 4.4-liter aluminum V8 engine with a power of 286 hp. He is able to accelerate the weatherproof car cover at a speed of 100 km / h in just 7.5 seconds. In addition, thanks to the variable valve distribution system patented by Double Vanos, the engine operates with almost maximum efficiency in almost the entire rev range. The power unit is paired with a Steptronic 5-speed hydromechanical gearbox. The SUV has an independent suspension for all the wheels, and the distribution of the pair along the axes is controlled by the electronics, which brakes the adherence of the wheel, which contributes to the transmission of more torque to the other wheels.
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The rear suspension is equipped with a system to maintain the distance to the ground, independently of the static load, which is achieved by the use of pneumatic elastic elements controlled by the electronics. The braking system is up to par with the giant brake discs, which are installed on all wheels, and the dynamic braking control system, able in critical situations when the driver begins to actively press the pedal, to increase the braking force. Separate words deserve the descent system from the hill. The special program maintains a smooth and direct descent from an elevation at a speed of approximately 10-12 km / h. The car is equipped with virtually all known electronic systems. Dynamic stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) includes conventional ABS, CBC curved braking system (braking control in curves), brake dynamics control system DBC (dynamic brake control) and automatic control of stability (ASC-X). In 2003, an updated version of the BMW X5. It is distinguished by a modified body design and a series of technical innovations, including a revised all-wheel-drive system.
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The characteristics of the improved version have become a more expressive hood, which is gradually becoming the grill, which in its form also differs from that used in the previous model. The car received a new front bumper, changed the front and rear lights. An important modernization has been submitted to the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Constantly analyzes the situation of the road and the driving mode and, if necessary, dynamically redistributes the torque of the engine between the axles. And this happens not only when driving on difficult terrain, but also during high-speed corners. It is not the last role in the operation of the all-wheel drive system that performs a multi-plate clutch with electronic control, which guarantees a rapid response to changes in road conditions. In the course of modernization, the X5 received two new engines: a 4.4-liter gasoline V8 and a 3.0-liter diesel engine with the Common Rail system. The petrol power unit with valve stroke adjustment system, double spans and intake system with a smoothly adjustable intake path length develops 320 hp. and accelerates to 100 km / h in just 7.0 seconds.
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The maximum speed is 240 km / h, if the car is equipped with tires with a speed class "V". When equipped with class "H" tires, the maximum speed is electronically limited to 210 km / h. The engine is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. The in-line six-cylinder turbodiesel develops 218 hp. With it it marks 100 km / h, the car reaches after 8.3 seconds, and the maximum speed is 210 km / h. Thanks to an impressive torque of 500 Nm in a very wide range of rpm, this engine confidently starts the car on asphalt roads and on the steepest mountain slopes. Fuel consumption is low - only 8.6 liters. In the basic configuration, this engine is offered with a six-speed manual gearbox, and to order with a six-speed automatic transmission. In 2006, at the Paris Motor Show, BMW introduced the second generation SUV. The car has become noticeably larger than its predecessor, has received a more aggressive and expressive design of the body and interior.
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The length has increased by 20 cm to 4.85 meters, which makes the cabin much more spacious and comfortable, in addition to accommodating 3 additional rows of seats, which increases the capacity of the jeep for seven people. The silhouette retained the same proportions, the lower part of the body is protected by a black plastic body kit. The surfaces of the body have become more plastic, sculpted. Attention is drawn to the headlights of the original color and the expressive grille. "Air intakes" highlighted with contrast material appeared along the edges of the front bumper. 18-inch wheels in the "standard", on request - 19 or 20. The interior has become more conservative and cozy, thanks to the smoothed outlines. The cabin has a new dashboard. The BMW X5 is equipped with AdaptiveDrive. With the help of numerous sensors, AdaptiveDrive constantly analyzes a variety of indicators: speed of movement, angles of rotation, acceleration of the body and wheels, position of body height. Based on this information, the control of the stabilizing motors and the electromagnetic valves of the shock absorbers is controlled.
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Therefore, there is a constant regulation of side rolls and depreciation efforts, depending on traffic conditions. The base engine was a three-cylinder three-liter gasoline unit with a capacity of 265 horsepower. With it, the X5 accelerates to 100 km / h in 8.3 seconds. The eight-cylinder, 4.8-liter engine with 367 horsepower powers the SUV to "hundreds" in just 6.5 seconds, and the top speed reaches 240 km / h. The range of gasoline engines is complemented by a three-liter turbo diesel with two superchargers with a capacity of 272 HP. Technical equipment at the highest level. Active steering system (active steering) allows changing the transmission ratio of the steering actuator according to the traffic conditions: in a parking maneuver it can not intercept the wheel. Brakes that are too difficult - automatically wipe off moisture in case of rain, be prepared for emergency braking with a sharp leg to lift your foot off the accelerator. In case of overheating intelligent system is applied to the blocks extra effort. The electronics will help start the movement on a steep slope.
The car became more dynamic and aggressive, retaining all its elegance. The next element in the list of exterior changes is a new color scheme (a popular brown tone has appeared, the number of elements on the front and rear apron painted on the color of the body has increased). Complements the image of a new design of alloy wheels. The interior changes are almost unaffected, the usual Bavarian comfort. Extensive transformation capabilities, rich serial equipment, high quality materials. In addition, a third row of seats can be installed, which makes it comfortable enough to carry up to seven people. Transformable trunk capable of housing from 620 liters.Up to 1750 l. All the engines have become more powerful and, at the same time, more economical and more respectful with the environment. Customers can now choose a pair of gasoline engines: a six cylinder inline of 35i / 306 hp. and V8 50i / 407 hp, as well as six turbo diesel cylinders 30d / 245 hp and 40d / 306 hp By the way, gasoline engines have completely changed: the place of the old 4.8 liter atmospheric was taken by 4.4 liters with a double adjustable turbocharger . And the previous "six" deserved was replaced by a more advanced one with a single turbocharger. All engines comply with the Euro-5 toxicity standard.
The standard equipment includes front and side airbags, side airbags for head protection for the first and second row seats, automatic three-point seat belts for all seats with tension controls and active head restraints for the front seats, as well as ISOFIX accessories to install a child seat in the back. Parts of the cabin. In addition, standard equipment includes tire puncture indicators, safe Runflat tires and adaptive brake lights. The debut of the third generation (F15 factory index) took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2013. The platform of the novelty almost did not change, the length of the wheelbase remained the same, the front design of two levers and multiple links in the rear remained almost the same, the improvements were reduced to a change in geometry and The springs and shock absorbers were slightly reconfigured for a more comfortable ride. Body rigidity increased by 6%. Dimensions: length - 4886 mm, width - 1938 mm, height - 1762 mm, wheelbase - 2933 mm. The car became wider and lower (by five and four millimeters, respectively), and added 32 mm in length, which was completely introduced into the forward ledge.
The car began to look more modern and presentable. The drag coefficient decreased from 0.33 to 0.31. Not least, the reason was through cuts along the edges of the front bumper, due to which reduced negative turbulence in the area of the front wheels and the active louvers in the front air intake. Two design lines are offered: Design Pure Experience (unpainted edges of the wheel arches, matte silver color of the slats of the vertical grids) and Design Pure Excellence (lining of the wheel arches in body color , black strips of "nostrils" with bright chrome front edge). The updated BMW X5 has a more spacious interior, which can be equipped with a third row of seats on demand. The front seats with developed side supports can boast a lot of electrical settings and memory for two positions. In the second row of the place, people, whose height is more than 180 centimeters, will have enough space to enjoy the pleasant moments of the "gallery" and even the floor. The back of the sofa is in the ratio of 40:20:40. The trunk is now 650-1870 liters.
This engine also works in tandem with an eight-speed automatic. Accelerate the SUV to "hundreds" in 5 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 km / h. In the combined cycle, the fuel consumption is 10.4 liters. The xDrive30d modification hides a 258 hp inline diesel turbo under the hood. A pair of 560 nm is available at 1500-3000 rpm. Gearbox - eight-speed automatic.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes 6.9 seconds. In the combined cycle, the fuel consumption is 6.2 liters. The diesel version with a 2-liter engine of 218 horsepower became the most voluminous. The basic versions of X5 are offered with all-wheel drive and with the rear. The xDrive all-wheel drive system is implemented through the use of a multi-plate clutch controlled by electronics.