The 2011 BMW X5 in U.S. Version by spring 2010 – update

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Update: 2/26/2010

BMW introduced the new M Sports package on the BMW X5. The addition of the M Sports package include, a sporty chassis set-up, 19-inch M light-alloy wheels with 20-inch M wheels as optional, special tailpipes for the exhaust system, carbon black metallic exterior paint, M door sills,  electrically adjustable sport seats, M leather steering wheel, brushed aluminum interior trim elements and  BMW Individual roof liner.

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BMW will introduce the 2011 BMW X5 into the U.S. by spring of 2010. The new BMW X5 will make its North American debut at the New York International Auto Show in April, and will go on sale at authorized BMW Centers shortly thereafter. All models receive a design update that enhances the brilliant focus and aesthetic appearance of the X5 brand. The 2011 BMW X5 models also are enhanced with new powertrains and updated design. Two of the X5’s powertrains will be all-new for 2011, creating the new X5 xDrive50i and X5 xDrive35i, in addition to the familiar BMW Advanced Diesel X5 xDrive35d.
The new body design of the 2011 BMW X5 gives a balanced presence and agility look. A long wheelbase, short front and rear body overhangs, and large light-alloy wheels provide a visual balance between the front and rear of the vehicle. Square-shaped and flared wheel arches hint at the X5’s all-wheel drive traction and other-roads capability.

The 2011 BMW X5 Series comes in many trims with main differentiation in the engine output.

X5 xDrive50i: BMW’s Twin-Turbocharged V-8

In the new 2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i series, its engine puts out about 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 450 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 – 4,500 rpm from its twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V-8 engine.  The 2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i series can sprint from 0-60 mph in about 5.3 seconds in the new 8-speed automatic transmission. The X5 xDrive50i starts at about $59,275 including Destination & Handling.

X5 xDrive35i: BMW’s Turbocharged Inline-6 with Valvetronic

BMW’s new X5 xDrive 35i receives a brand new inline-6 gasoline engine, internally dubbed “N55.” The new engine features the same 3.0-liter displacement and 300 horsepower output of its predecessor (the “N54”), but features a single twin-scroll turbocharger.  The new X5 xDrive35i can perform the 0-60mph sprint in 6.4 seconds.

X5 xDrive35d: BMW Advanced Diesel Technology.

The BMW Advanced Diesel X5 xDrive35d with huge torque output of 425 lb-ft. at 1750-2250 rpm. The peak power output of 265 hp does a 0-60-mph time of 6.9 seconds.  It returns EPA mileage estimates of 19 mpg city and 26 highway. The MSRP for this model remains $52,175 including Destination & Handling.