Tons of Power
The 2014 BMW X5 has all the power any SUV driver needs, especially if they opt for the X5 with xDrive501. The 445-hp, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine can take this intriguing 2.5-plus-ton SUV from a standing start to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. An amazing feat. It’s also a blast to put this vehicle through its paces. For those who don’t want to shell out the additional $13k plus for the xDrive501 package, the X5 with xDrive35i with its 300 horsepower turbocharged inline-six delivers an eyebrow-raising 300 lb-ft of torque. More than enough to get you where you want to go in a hurry.
Good Gas Mileage
The powerful BMW X5 also gets decent gas mileage no matter which model you choose. The X5 50i gets an EPA estimated 14 mpg in the city and a respectable 22 mpg when cruising on the highway. The BMW X5 35i gets even better millage. According to the EPA, the 35i averages 17mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. That’s excellent for a vehicle with its size and power. Plus it’s quiet and smooth. Its boosted 3.0 liter engine delivers near instant throttle response and its 8-speed automatic transmission takes full advantage of it whether passing slower vehicles or simply zipping along.
When you add electronic power steering augmented by the new BMW active steering feature, the vehicle handles like a dream. This is definitely a driver’s automobile. The power steering system allows drivers to feel the road, yet control the vehicle with ease. It also lets drivers experience the agility of this beautiful beast. In fact it’s the way this BMW handles that often makes buyers hurry up and sign on the dotted line. They can’t wait to put the X5 on the road and enjoy it out in the real world whether whipping into a parking space or weaving through traffic.
The interior of the new BMW X5 is wonderful. Its heated leather seats not only feel good, they provide superior back support. Plus the seats adjust every which way and are sure to make both driver and passengers so comfortable they can ride all day. In this third generation X5 BMW has employed high-quality sound-absorbing materials that keeps the interior so quiet you barely need to talk above a whisper to be heard even at top speed. The dark colored décor makes grass, grease, and mud disappear in this Sports Activity Vehicle as BMW calls it.
There’s lots of room inside the X5 for people and things. The second row seats can move forward and back and fold flat to increase the cargo space. It has plenty of room to put luggage, camping gear, balls, bats, and pads for those with sport’s enthusiasts in their family. It roomy rear and power operated lift gate makes stacking the groceries a breeze when you have been out shopping alone. There is ample leg room so even tall, lanky, athletes can kick back and relax whether they are sitting in the front or the back. It’s the perfect vehicle for crusing with family and friends.
The Latest Technology
With the 2014 X5, BMW has not skimped when it comes to technology. From the tilting and telescoping steering column to the easy to see 10.2 inch navigational screen, it’s obvious BMW designed this vehicle with the passenger in mind. There’s an easy to use touch pad with Buttons that control all the basic functions, plus USB connectivity, a sweet audio system, Bluetooth and smartphone integration, power sunroof, and a host of active and passive safety features. All of this is in addition to BMW’s iDrive system. The interior also employs ergonomic elements to keep occupant safe and comfortable.
Great special Packages
Besides offering all-wheel drive and Active Steer on all models, BMW also has a number of special packages leasers can add to their vehicles for a modest fee. The Driver Assistance package has a rearview camera and head-up display. The Driver Assistance Plus includes active drive assist, cruise control, blind-spot detection, and 360-degree surround view. The Luxury Line package contains roof rails, sport steering wheel, and 19-inch wheels. Purchase the Lighting package and you get automatic high beams and full LED lights.
Versatility and Style
There is also a Cold Weather package which boasts a heated steering wheel and rear seats along with retractable headlight washers. If you select the Premium package you get satellite radio, auto door closures, and keyless entry. There are also a host of other goodies just waiting to be discovered as you explore the world in your new 2014 BMW X5. Its flexibility and styling make it perfect for taking Cinderella to the ball or hanging with the guys at the ballgame.
A Boatload of Changes and Options
Heading into dangerous territory? Take the BMW X5 Security. Built to meet the VR4 ballistic protection level, it even has an intercom which lets you talk to those outside your X5 without rolling down your window, and the power and speed to get you out of there quickly. The 2014 BMW X5’s third generation SUV is lighter and has added a rear-drive model. Their diesel model will be released in the U.S. soon.
There are lots of reasons to lease the 2014 BMW X5. When you consider its new aerodynamic body, eight-speed automatic transmission, adjustable suspension modes, enhanced dampers, active anti-roll system, and advanced telematics, and leasing it looks like a brilliant move.