The 2016 BMW X5 is the second generation of powerhouse crossover vehicles that made its first appearance in 2014, in Los Angeles Auto Show. This heavyweight four door vehicle is a luxury SUV that is crafted with only the finest quality materials and soon to hail as a marvel of modern engineering in the automobile world. Over its predecessor, the BMW X5, this vehicle will sport some significant refreshments in terms of both appearance and performance. This four-door SUV will also come with an updated version of the previous engine and provide all-round better performance and fuel economy.
2016 BMW X5 – Exterior and Interior Design
At the first glimpse of this vehicle, you can notice that the 2016 BMW X5 design has clearly been inspired by its older model, the X5. But this time around the car looks more solid and aggressive with its monstrous 21 inch wheels, revised front and rear bumpers, massive air intakes and very glossy head and taillights. There is also a new color palette that looks and feels absolutely amazing due to its shiny finish. Overall, this SUV makes a statement that is bold and cut above the rest in every way. Inside of the new 2016 BMW X5, the first thing that gets our attention is the larger than life steering wheel that is exclusive to the M series. It is a telescoping type, covered with leather. The car has aluminium paddles, the seats are comfortable and upholstered with Alcantara leather and have been redesigned in a way that makes them feel more sports oriented. The rest of its interiors are crafted with very strong and durable materials. The dashboard consists of a 10.25 inch touch screen display that controls a multitude of infotainment and safety tools such as BMW’s very own iDrive infotainment system, Harman Kardon surround sound, rear-view parking camera and a four-zone automatic climate control system. You can be rest assured that BMW has left no stone upturned while designing this magnificent interior.
2016 BMW X5 – Powertrain
Under the hood, new BMW X5 comes equipped with a 4.4 litre V8 twin-turbo engine that produces a horsepower of a whopping 567hp and torque of 553 lb-ft. It will now be paired with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission system. The new gearbox will power an all-wheel drive system. The car has been recorded to reach speeds from 0 to 50 mph in just 4 seconds with maximum speed of 155 mph. Fuel efficiency has increased considerably due to these upgrades, and CO2 emissions have gone down by 20 percent.
2016 BMW X5 – Release Date and Price
This best in class luxury SUV is estimated to cost around $ 100 000 and, even though, the 2016 BMW X5 has been released, there has been no official word so far as to when this car might become available for purchase. We expect it to turn up at the end of 2015 or early 2016 if we are lucky. Needless to say, we all are anticipating its release with much excitement and enthusiasm.