2011 bmw x5 Reviews, Specification and Pictures. BMW present the latest generation of BMW X and is a car that makes changes to the powertrain with a very significant is the BMW X5. In 2011, the X5 was deliberately change the display to make it look more stylish and equipped with iDrive wide screen that can be found in the BMW class. Improve the performance of a V8 BMW X5 into a better version of the 4.4-liter V8 twin turbo on it.
But for the BMW X5, we are sure you are a little difficult to distinguish the previous versions. With a displacement fog lights, then revision of the valances and the appointment of several centimetemer on the rear bumper reflectors. Besides those changes, performed well on this car powertrain. Then the X5 is still categorized in the medium luxury crossover SUV. Because it can be said to be a sporty car. Power steering is further enhanced for the convenience of motorists on the highway. To maintain the communicative between the driver and the car’s weight is due to have a great body and weight in order to speed maneuvering.
At first glance you may notice the situation inside the machine or can say anything in the engine. It turns out the new features that are used to generate energy horse power and a new torque. It can be seen that it will save you fuel for the better. Additional turbochanger also present in the interior.
The 2011 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that comes standard with five-passenger seating. An optional third-row seat provides room for two (small) additional people. There are five trim levels available: xDrive35i, xDrive35i Premium, xDrive35i Sport Activity, xDrive35d and xDrive50i. The last three digits in the xDrive name indicate the engine. There is a high-performance version known as the X5 M that we address in a separate review.
Standard equipment on the xDrive35i includes 18-inch wheels, foglights, automatic and adaptive xenon headlights, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 10-way power front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery and a 12-speaker sound system with HD radio, a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The diesel-powered xDrive35d is equipped similarly, but adds a panoramic sunroof and the availability of additional options.
Every 2011 BMW X5 is all-wheel drive (hence xDrive), but there are three engines available. The xDrive35i gets a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbocharged to produce 300 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque. Both this engine and the xDrive50i come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to BMW, the 35i will go from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds — quicker than the old V8 model. At the same time, its estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined are better than the old six-cylinder. The X5 xDrive50i gets a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 producing 400 hp and a robust 450 lb-ft of torque. It’ll do the 0-60 run in 5.3 seconds. Its fuel economy is a less thrifty 14/20/16. The X5 xDrive35d features a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel that produces 265 hp and 425 lb-ft of torque. It comes with a six-speed automatic.
Standard safety equipment for the 2011 BMW X5 includes antilock brakes, stability control, brake drying and standby features, a rollover sensor, front side airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and second rows. In government crash tests, the X5 scored a perfect five stars for frontal-impact driver protection and four stars for frontal-impact passenger protection. It got a perfect five stars for front and rear side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the X5 its highest rating of “Good” in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.
The X5′s interior layout is restrained and elegant, with precise construction and high-quality materials. The front seats are nicely shaped and adjust for a wide range of body types (the optional comfort seats offer even more adjustment). With last year’s inclusion of the latest iDrive system, one of our biggest previous pet peeves was remedied. The new iDrive is much easier to operate thanks to the addition of physical buttons for commonly used functions and a much larger screen.
The 2011 X5′s cabin is not without its drawbacks, though. The second-row seats are mounted a bit too low to the floor, even though headroom is plentiful.
The 2011 BMW X5 is one of the best-handling midsize luxury crossovers you can buy. Whether driving on back roads or on an endless expanse of interstate, the X5 is a champ. Some competitors offer more utility and off-road capabilities, but the X5 ably brings BMW’s legendary handling prowess to the SUV arena, though the elevated ride height and considerable curb weight are noticeable on tight roads.
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