World Premiere: 2010 BMW X5 xDrive40d

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Another world premiere took place yesterday at the 2010 Leipzig Auto Show. The European-only model, BMW X5 xDrive40d was shown for the first time to …

Another world premiere took place yesterday at the 2010 Leipzig Auto Show. The European-only model, BMW X5 xDrive40d was shown for the first time to media journalists. The facelifted BMW X5 xDrive40d comes with BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology following the Variable Twin Turbo principle where the small turbocharger cuts in just above idle speed and the larger turbocharger is activated under higher load.

This superior power unit delivers its maximum torque of 600 Newton-meters/442 lb-ft between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm and reaches its peak output at 4,400 rpm. Extra power of this kind accelerates the BMW X5 xDrive40d to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds and the higher level of efficiency is reflected by average fuel consumption of just 7.5 liters/100 kilometres (equal to 37.7 mpg imp) in the EU test cycle.

The engine is matted to the more powerful and fuel efficient 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The idea behind this new naming convention is to showcase a smaller, powerful, fuel efficient and low CO2 emission engine that would give the large 4-5 liter diesel engines from Mercedes and Audi, a run for their money.

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One of the reasons why the new models diesel models are not yet available in the U.S. market, revolve around the U.S. emission standards compliance in all 50 states. If the strong diesel sales continue in the U.S., especially in the X models market (1 out of 3 X5s in December 2009 were diesels), then we certainly see case building for the North American diesel market.

[Photos: BimmerToday ]

17 responses to “World Premiere: 2010 BMW X5 xDrive40d”

  1. viper says:

    I expected a 4.0 V8 at least some 800Newtons , still this is a toy car compared to V12 tdi q7 and its huge power , I thought bmw had the answer to this V12 tdi , I was wrong ,again

    • Babken says:

      You have to do something with your empty head. For audi you mentioned there is BMW X5 M or X6 M both of which ruin your audi easily.

    • wazon8 says:

      Viper, you’re incredibly stupid man. How could anyone being impressed by V8 diesels? These engines are simply pointless and that’s why most of car makes simply don’t make them. They use almost as much fuel as comparable pethrol engines (check: Q7 V12 diesel against X5 xDrive50i), whereas saving fuel is a main point of choosing diesels, they are less comfortable to drive due to poor rev. speed range and offer poorer performance. Just take a look:
      MB 450CDi: 9,3l/100km, 6,6 to 100km/h vs. 740i: 9,9l/100km, 5,9 to 100km/h;
      MB 450CDi: 9,3l/100km, 6,6 to 100km/h vs. 740d: 6,9l/100km, 6,3 to 100km/h.
      And that’s BMW’s point to make efficient diesel which will offer bigger diesel’s performance. Why should I choose V8 diesel over Inline 6 3.0 litre turbo? To make gear shifts more often?

      • viper says:

        because you would never shift gears as much often as you would with 3.0i and its because of huge torque , not V8d but there are also V10s and V12 TDI . I am very impressed by a big diesel engine , very! and eat donkeys well you know what , whazon and babken and sob you can eat my well you what

        • wazon8 says:

          What you’re talking about? Modern turbo pethrol engines has max. torgue from lower rev. speed than diesels. And yes, you have to change gears more often when you accelerate, because you get max. output around 4000rpm and if you don’t want to rev. your diesel so high all the time, you have only 1300 – 1500 rpm range on which you can operate. Modern pethrol turbo engines offer much more, they have max. output at 6000rpm at least, can rev. to 7000rpm, get kick at 1.300 – 1.700 rpm and you have 3500 – 4000 rpm range on which you can operate without pushing your engines to its limits.

          • viper says:

            I dont want to and I dont need to rev all the way to 7000rpm , when I have a strong cdi or tdi , I can be either in 5th or 6th gear driving 80kmh and when I push the accelerator my car drives like crazy , oh that all at some miserable 1500rpms , while you either need to drive 335i or x50i with twin turbos to be at the same level as I am. wazon , your petrol car bmw whatever cant accelerate that fast as I can , remember I can accelerate much faster from 80kmh to 130kmh in 5th gear while you need to shift your gears more often , you could do the same only in 3rd gear , unless you drive a twin turbo something? petrol engine r6 or 4clynder turbo?
            plain and simple , a strong diesel is way more fun and more relaxing to drive than ur high reving 7000rpms.

    • X5SoB says:

      Remember everyone, vote thumbs down whenever you see a viper comment!

  2. Giom says:

    Oh, this must be one sweet car! Nothing quite like a BMW I6d… imagine this V8!

    But why Europe only?

  3. wazon8 says:

    Where have you read that this is V8 engine? This is the same I6 as in 740d.

  4. sch says:

    duh – it’s a 3.0 litre 6cly – not V8.

    awesome engine

  5. Giom says:

    Sorry, my bad!

  6. 100$ GUY says:

    Wow, Giom, you took some heat for your mistake LOL

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