Spotted: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d

BMW X5 | June 20th, 2013 by 14
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Due to launch in early 2014, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was spotted during high-altitude test rounds in Colorado. Todd Hauer, a reader of Autoweek, spotted …

Due to launch in early 2014, the BMW X5 xDrive35d was spotted during high-altitude test rounds in Colorado.

Todd Hauer, a reader of Autoweek, spotted the test mule:

“I happened to catch this somewhat disguised X5 (notice the BMW logos are covered on hood, tail and wheels but X5 emblem isn’t) at a filling station in Lone Tree, Colo., just south of Denver. Talked briefly with the driver, who was German. He said he had driven cross country from South Carolina for altitude testing here. It is the the turbo-diesel model; he acknowledged the turbo diesel was a good choice for the mountains and that the driving characteristics of the new X5 were a bit different than the current model.”

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At launch time this summer, BMW will offer to U.S. customers the TwinPower Turbo inline-six X5 sDrive35i and X5 xDrive35i as well as the TwinPower Turbo V8 X5 xDrive50i.

The 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d retains the 3.0-liter diesel engine, whose BMW TwinPower Turbo technology comprises VNT turbocharging and common rail direct injection, now develops maximum power of 255 hp and maximum torque of 413 lb-ft which is delivered between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

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In spite of the slight reduction in output from its predecessor, the new BMW X5 xDrive35d has a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 6.9 seconds (preliminary), making it just as quick or quicker. With the latest technology and the addition of an 8-speed automatic transmission, the new model is expected to post significant improvements in efficiency (EPA mileage estimates will be available closer to launch). The new X5 xDrive35d uses the latest in emission reduction technology. Lower nitrogen oxide limits are met using a close-coupled NOX adsorber catalyst and an SCR catalyst with urea (AdBlue) injection.

Just last month, Wards Auto named the BMW X5 the first premium model in the 2012 Top Selling Diesel list (with 10,276 units sold), followed with 6,688 units by Mercedes-Benz GL.

14 responses to “Spotted: 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d”

  1. baloo588 says:


  2. viper says:

    of course the diesel is a better choice no matter what the roads are , hilly , straight whatever , it’s the power you feel from the d engine , doesn’t look to bad in real world tho

  3. Giom says:

    It’s quite a looker in these ‘natural’ pics. I’m sure that once viewed in the flesh, it’s going to be very striking.

  4. mckillio says:

    I wonder if the new X5 diesel will be able to get to the magic 30mpg mark for highway driving. Between the new engine, 8-speed, aerodynamic improvements and weight loss, it might be possible. 21/30 would be awesome for a vehicle this size.

  5. dennis says:

    what the heck is that little black dot btwn the kidney grills??? I wonder if this is part of the new “Driving Assistant”

  6. lovebmws says:

    why did i automatically think it looks like an acura? terrible…

  7. SALEH AL AMERI says:


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