2014 BMW X5 Review, Design, Performance

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The 2014 BMW X5 had undergone a thorough evolutionary change which is evident in the design and performance of this model. There is also the more sporty X5 M version with performance parts. Keep reading to learn more details on the new SUV which went on sale in the summer of 2014.

front view

2014 BMW X5 Exterior Look

Visually, the new model features an off shape squared exterior with an upright look in addition to the broad shoulders. Kidney grilles have been made broader compared to the current model. A flowing line is established by the grille and glass. The most noticeable change in the exterior will be the design and operation of the kidney grille. This new style features a new change in the design, marking a departure from the old design concept.

This new design makes the 2014 BMW X5 different from its predecessors; it creates a new stylish profile that marks a new generation for the model. A rising body crease, stretched headlights, new taillights are some of the upgrades made to this model. The rear fascia will still maintain a dual exhaust system. Apart from using light materials in the construction, the automaker lessened the models weight by around 330 pounds. This will definitely have a positive impact on the fuel consumption, performance and handling.

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Interior and Accessories

The seats have been upholstered in leather and they are very comfortable. Some of the interior features comprise of: large 10.2-inch iDrive display, metallic and wood accents, 3-spoke steering wheel, large storage compartments (between 23-66 cubic-feet with seats up/folded), etc. BMW provided enough safety and security equipment as well as drive aids comprising of fade compensation, brake assist, trailer stability control, DSC, start off assistant, ABS, CBC, DTC, ADB, brake stand by feature, hill descent control, parking assistant, dynamic performance control, dynamic light spot headlights, night vision, torque vectoring and head up display among others.


Engine Range,

Under the skin, the base sDrive35i and xDrive35i models are powered by a 3.0L gasoline engine with inline-six cylinders that produces power of 300 hp and torque of 300 lb-ft. This one is paired with an 8-speed auto transmission. A 3.0L turbo diesel engine is also be offered for the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d. This one delivers 255 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of twist, transferring its power to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Additionally, a 4.4L V-8 unit can be found in the most powerful xDrive 50i model, delivering 445 hp and maximum torque of 480 pound-feet. The M version is powered by a twin-turbo engine with 8 cylinders that can produce 560 horsepower. You can see the photo of this power unit below.


2014 BMW X5 Prices

BMW has made huge sales with the X-series and this model will certainly top the list of many buyers. It was released in the summer of 2014, but it is still very popular. There are several model of the 2014 BMW X5 to choose from, each with its own price. Note that delivery fees are included in the total price. The starting price of the base sDrive35i model is $53,725, while the xDrive35i model can be bought for $56,025. Those customers that prefer diesel engines can buy the xDrive35d model for the price tag of $57,525. The most expensive model is xDrive50i, and it costs $69,125.


Also, be sure to check out this article: 2016 BMW X6 M Review.

In other news: 2017 BMW X5 – First SUV from BMW Using CLAR Platform


Lastly, take a look at all this photos that shows the base model, as well as the M model with M performance parts.

2014 BMW X5 SUV

front view

rear view

profile view

M50d front

M50d rear

M50d interior

M50d dashboard

X5 with M Performance Parts

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front end

rear end


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