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2011 BMW X5 by G-Power

The tuning enthusiasts from G-Power have taken the 2011 BMW X5 and developed an upgrade program that manages to increase the power of the xDrive48i to 525hp. The SUV comes with a 4.8-liter power unit and has been fitted with the tuner’s SK III “Sporty Drive” supercharger system, allowing the engine to reach a peak torque of 600 Nm at 5,300 rpm. Thanks to this tuning, the car can do the 0-62 mph speed in 4.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 275 km/h.

2011 BMW X5 by G-Power

Aside from installing a supercharger, the engineers from G-Power also fitted the car with an ASA T1-522 charger that has a radial centrifugal clutch and is flanged to the power unit via a CNC-milled framework structure. The aforementioned supercharger is powered by a crankshaft through a multi-rib belt. It manages to boost a pressure of 0.5 bar and is lubricated through the power unit’s oil circulation system.

2011 BMW X5 by G-Power

In addition, the 2011 BMW X5 tuned by G-Power comes with a 2-part carbon intake air duct, a high-performance exhaust system that features racing catalysts, headers and end mufflers, along with a large-volume aluminum charge air cooling system.

2011 BMW X5 by G-Power

No word about the price tag yet but what we can tell you is that the aerodynamic kit can be fitted to any X5 model and comes with updated front & rear bumpers, wide fenders, rear roof wing, side skirts, new hood and 23-inch alloys.

Source: G-Power via ZerCustoms

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The German automaker BMW has announced this week its intentions to launch Exclusive Editions for the X5 and X6 models which will be available starting with this fall. Both of the cars will come with an upgraded interior cabin with seats that are wrapped around in Nevada leather, along with an Anthracite headliner and a dark Bamboo wood trim. In addition, the SUVs will get black floor mats that have oyster-colored edging, along with bespoke sill plates.

In addition, the BMW X5 xDrive30d will benefit from the BluePerformance technology which will make the car Euro 6 compliant. To accomplish this they’ll add a diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter and a NOx absorber.

The weird thing about this model is the fact that it will be less fuel efficient than the normal version as it will drink 7.5 liters / 100 km, compared to the standard one that needs 0.1 liters / 100 km less. In addition, CO2 emissions will be up by 3g, reaching 198 g/km, compared to the regular BMW X5 xDrive 30d that has CO2 emissions of 195 g/km.

Source: BMW via WCF

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2011 BMW X5

The guys over at Automobile have found out that the new generations of the BMW X5 and X6 will come with a lot of improvements in the fuel efficiency area and they will also emit less CO2. Both crossovers will benefit from new axles that are going to be 150 kg (330 pounds) lighter than the current ones. Combining this with other weight-saving implementations, the base next-gen X5 model might have a curb weight of less than 1,814 kg (4,000 lbs).

Both the X5 and the X6 will benefit from a new generation of fuel-efficient power units. Aside from the usual 6- and 8-cylinder engines, the crossovers will be available with two smaller 4-cylinder units, a gasoline and a diesel. In addition, hybrid versions are also under development, like one with a 6-cylinder 345 hp (350 PS / 257 kW) engine and a 108 hp (110 PS / 81 kW) electric motor.

Even the hot “M” models will be “greener” as the report says that they will be up to 15% more fuel efficient than the ones we see on the road nowadays. However, they’ll still feature the same engine, which is a V8 twin-turbo 4.4-liter, but they will update it in order to output 557 hp (565 PS / 416kW).

As far as the design is concerned, the BMW X6 will feature a more functional appearance which will improve the rear passenger headroom and the rearward visibility. Inside the cabin, expect to see a look inspired from the 5-Series GT, featuring a panoramic moonroof, wood trim, leather upholstery, along with power-operated rear seats.

The report says that we should expect the next-gen BMW X5 to make its first official appearance at the 2014 edition of the North American International Auto Show. The X6 will be out six month later.

Source: Automobile via WCF

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The BMW X5 is definitely a pretty capable SUV, as highlighted when it mounted several cars while being driven by a woman from Canada.

Now, the X5 is put through its paces as a make-shift stunt car, with an owner trying to jump and/or flip it in mid-air. For our amusement, he decided to film the whole attempt, which, as you can imagine, didn’t exactly go so well.

Check out the failed stunt attempt in a video after the jump.

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Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are very popular these days, especially those manufactured by German carmakers.

Back in 1999 though, things weren’t like that. At that time, BMW took a huge gambit and released its first SUV, the X5. Since then, the model became a best seller, seeing one new generation released in 2006.

While winning accolades and becoming very popular with enthusiasts, the model also pushed rivals like Audi or Porsche to release their own SUVs, in order to make a dent in the X5 segment. BMW also increased the X family, adding the X3 crossover, the X6 Sports Activity Vehicle and the X1 soft-roader.

Even with that competition, the Bavarian SUV is still doing great, as BMW announced that it has reached the 1 million milestone of units produced.

The millionth X5 has been manufactured at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, and will be shipped to China. The model is a BMW X5 xDrive35i, decked out in Sapphire Black Metallic paint and Cinnamon Brown Nevada leather on the inside.


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After yesterday’s Porsche Panamera recall, another high end model will soon be called back to dealerships: the BMW X5 M performance SUV/SAV.

The problem with the 2010 BMW X5 M stems from the side marker lamps, which are located in the outer corner of the headlight cluster. It seems that even though they were installed, power cables leading to them and ensuring their functionality weren’t (d’oh!).

As such, around 735 2010 BMW X5 M models will soon be recalled to dealerships so that a fix can be implemented. Up until now, BMW hasn’t found a remedy, but as soon as a solution appears, owners of the performance SUV will receive a letter of notification in order to come to the dealership for the free fix.

The problem isn’t life threatening, as the headlights or the turn signals still work accordingly. The recall is done for compliance with federal law. BMW X5 M owners can contact BMW at 800-525-7417.


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The BMW X5 M and X6 M are two extremely powerful machines. But even though they develop 555 HP and 500 lb-ft of torque, that still wasn’t enough for the tuners at Nowack Motors, which revealed the newest performance package for the Bavarian SUVs, entitled the N700 4.8.

The main focus of the upgrade work is the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which will see its inner workings completely optimized. This process includes bigger pistons, a new crankshaft, performance connecting rods, larger intake valves and special valve springs. The two turbochargers and the exhaust manifolds have also been upgraded, while the ECU was reprogrammed.

The final result of all these tweaks? An increase of power to 715 HP and 623 lb-ft (845 Nm) of torque. While performance times weren’t given, you can be sure that with the increase in power plus the addition of a sports suspension, performance brakes and 22-inch wheels, wrangling the big SUVs is much more exciting and easier.


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After a pretty big leak a few weeks ago, BMW has finally decided to showcase the M Sport package for the 2011 BMW X5 facelift edition.

As you can see, the M Sport package brings quite a few changes to the X5, including enlarged air inlets, a new front apron and a variety of 19-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels, available in multiple finishes. Customers will also receive a slightly restyled rear fascia, which features new tailpipe design taken from the V8 engine variant.

The M Sport package will also boast accessories like satinised aluminum surrounds for the side windows or high gloss roof railings. For the inside BMW fitted sports seats in the front, an M-badged steering wheel wrapped in leather, brushed aluminum strips and an anthracite-colored roof liner.

The 2011 BMW X5 facelift and the M Sport accessories lineup will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

Source: BMWBlog

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BMW made a big splash last weekend when it announced the 2011 X5 mid-cycle facelift. We presented to you the formal announcement, a side-by-side comparison between the old and the new X5 and even a batch of videos showcasing the Bavarian SUV in the snow.

Now, thanks to a leaked photo on the German BMW Car Configurator, we now have the first look at how the M Sport package will look on the luxury model. From the pic attached above we can figure out that it will include a body-color bodykit, adding to the aggressive look, as well as 19-inch wheels.

You can expect various M badges to decorate the interior, alongside sport seats and a special M Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel. No other details are known as of yet, but we might see some new things at the official reveal this March at the Geneva Motor Show.


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Last weekend BMW saw fit to present the 2011 X5, the mid-cycle facelift for the popular SUV. The car is set to be premiered at the Geneva Motor Show in March and at the New York Auto Show in April.

Before then, if our photo gallery or before and after photo comparison between the pre-facelift and the facelifted 2011 BMW X5 hasn’t satisfied your appetite for the Bavarian SUV, you’ll be happy to hear that we have five new videos, showcasing the new car in the snow.

These vids cover everything from snow driving to the careful examination of the new interior, so hit the jump and enjoy them.

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Hello and welcome to a special feature we will be running on our website every time a big facelift is announced. Most people, especially if they haven’t owned the model in question, can’t really tell apart the facelifted edition from the older one.

Luckily, we’re here with a handy before and after photo comparison. This time we’re talking about the recently announced 2011 BMW X5, which received quite a lot of new cosmetic enhancements and, most importantly, plenty of changes underneath its bonnet.

Interested to see a comparison between the 2011 BMW X5 facelift and the pre-facelift X5? Then hit the jump and find out.

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BMW has finally unveiled the mid-cycle facelift for its X5 SUV/SAV. Even though a couple of pictures were leaked a few days ago, the 2011 X5 still has plenty of things to reveal to any SUV/BMW fan, and will definitely continue the strong sales it has been experiencing.

First off, let’s start with the cosmetic side of this facelift. The 2011 BMW X5 brings much needed changes to the front and rear fascias, which are now completely adorned with the color of the body work, instead of the old black finish, as well as restyled head and taillights, sporting LED technology. In the front, the air intakes are enhanced, bringing to mind the image of the X5 M performance edition, and the fog lights have been repositioned. In the back, customers will also find a new rear apron alongside the brand new LED taillights.

But one of the major changes brought forth by this facelift are the new, more powerful gasoline engines, taken straight from the X6 SAV. More specifically, the xDrive35i variant is now powered by the single-turbo 3.0-liter N55 unit, capable of 300 HP, while the xDrive50i gets the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine, capable of 400 HP. The xDrive35d has remained the same, which isn’t a bad thing considering that a third of X5 models sold in the US sport this unit under their hood.

European customers, on the other hand, will receive two new diesels alongside this facelift, one being the xDrive40d, which has a 3.0-liter inline-six capable of 306 HP, and the other being the xDrive30d, which even though outputs just 245 HP, promises to be the most frugal in the lineup.

Overall, the new 2011 BMW X5 facelift is a very interesting one. Customers will be able to admire it at the Geneva Motor Show this March and at the New York Auto Show in April. Stay tuned for more details, include a side by side comparison made by us later today. Until then, enjoy the photo gallery below.

Photo Gallery: 2011 BMW X5 facelift


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BMW just keeps on planning more and more facelifts to its vehicle range, be it just engine-wise or cosmetic ones. After the 3 Series Coupe and Cabriolet models received new looks, engines and a high performance 335is edition, it’s time for the X5 SUV to be restyled by the Bavarian company.

But while the official announcement of the facelift is still a month away, at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems that two pictures were leaked onto the web yesterday, showing the model rendered in a mountain setting. While we can’t say for sure if these pics actually contain the facelifted X5, many of the rumored visual changes are present.

First off, new bumpers were fitted to the front and rear, and LED technology was added to the headlamps, much in the vein of the X6. It is also expected that LED will grace the taillamps as well, like the facelifted 3 Series.

Changes will also be made in terms of engines, with two units coming from the X6, the 300 HP 3.0-liter twin-turbo for the X5 xDrive35i and the 407 HP 4.4-liter V8 for the xDrive50i. European customers will also be able to see the new xDrive40d versions of both the X5 and X6 in Geneva next month.

You should take these photos with a grain of salt, until the official ones arrive straight from BMW soon enough.


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BMW is still quite confident in its X5 M and X6 M performance models, and has just released the third part of its Snow Action web series, in which the cars are thrown around various winter challenges, like drifting, going up and down a hill and now, in the latest video, gaining traction in slippery conditions like ice.

To do this, the company took the two cars on an ice skating rink. The same recipe is also used, with the BMW drivers showcasing the electronic systems of the X5 and X6 M models, which can get traction even on the ice from the skating rink, and then those systems are turned off, and the guys unleash the power of the big SUVs.

Hit the jump and see the BMW X5 M and X6 M pirouette on the ice like big, heavy, mechanized figure skaters.

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During the last episode of season 14 of Top Gear, presenter Jeremy Clarkson took the BMW X6 model in a variety of places in order to test it out. One test proved it can’t go up grassy hills, while another showed it can’t even handle properly on snowy roads.

But now, with the second part of its Snow Action series, which features the X5 M and X6 M, BMW has proved Clarkson wrong, and tasked two of its drivers to take the models up and down a certified ski track.

Ironically, the drivers went up the hill by using a typical Clarkson recipe: send all the power of the engine to the wheels and floor it.

See the whole video by hitting the jump.

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