The 2015 BMW X5 comes in three main trim levels: 35i, 50i and 35d, which essentially show what’s under the hood. All are equipped with all-wheel drive (xDrive), although there is a rear wheel drive version of 35i available (sDrive). Standard equipment for the 2015 BMW X5 35i and 35d includes 18-inch wheels, the adaptive xenon headlights, LED fog lights, power-folding and the auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, a panoramic sunroof, power tailgate, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, dual -Zona automatic climate control, a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, “Sensatec” vinyl upholstery high quality, heated power front seats 10 (with power lumbar support four positions) and configuration memory controller. Electronic features include BMW Assist, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a central 10.2-inch screen, the iDrive controller, voice controls, navigation system, traffic reports and a sound system with nine speakers with CD player, one interface USB / iPod auxiliary audio input and HD radio.
The 2015 BMW X5 xDrive50i is equipped very similarly, but has 19-inch wheels, key-less ignition and entry, leather upholstery, 16-way power (variable contour) front seats and rear view camera as additional standard features. Naturally, a lot of packages of options are available to further customize your X5. From things are three lines of optional equipment – xLINE Luxury and M Sport – including different wheel designs, and adjust color schemes and types of upholstery. M Sport also includes sports and shift paddles for the transmission front seats.
From here, the Premium package adds keyless ignition and entry, four-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and leather upholstery (35i and 35d). The luxury seating package gets you front-contour seats (35i and 35d) with increased ventilation. The cold weather package includes a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. The driver assistance package has a rearview camera and a head-up display (35i and 35d). For this, the driver assistance Plus package adds adaptive cruise control and a variety of safety features highlighted in the Security section below. The dynamic package adds a reinforced all-wheel drive and a function of body roll mitigation to improve adhesion to the road system. Adjustable suspension dampers are available and bundled with a rear air suspension.
Some of these features such as camera and mirrors multicontour seats are available as options separately. Other options include active steering X5 (xDrive only), an adaptive suspension (free xDrive), automated parking assistance, automatic soft close doors, updating and / or extended leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, improved USB and Bluetooth plus smart phone application integration, rear sunshades manual windows, comfort seats in the second row and third row of seats (includes rear air suspension). You can also order for 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system surround sound or 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen system substantially more expensive surround sound. Finally, a system for rear seat entertainment system and a night vision camera are available.
2015 BMW X5 Interior
As with most 2015 BMW X5 interior layout is elegant, with solid construction and quality materials. Models with options improved and expanded leather are particularly impressive. From the driver’s seat, you are presented with classic indicators of BMW and a large central screen with sharp graphics. Front seats are standard and ideally fit for a wide range of body types, while optional Multicontour seats are among the most comfortable and adjustable seats found in any car. The iDrive interface works well to control and adjust all systems 2015 BMW X5, and even includes a touch screen on the joystick for navigation handwritten entries. Still, iDrive usually takes a few clicks and turns of the control knob to get what you want compared to some rival systems that are easier to use.
Utility can also be a concern. The second-row seats are comfortable, but the legs is more than adequate. The optional third row is cramped and will be a perfect fit, even for children. With both rows folded, cargo space is 66 cubic feet, which is the average for the segment and barely better than smaller 2015 BMW X3. An attribute other than the X5 remains its two sections split tailgate. The lower, smaller section pulls down flat, so it is easy to sit for tailgating.
2015 BMW X5 Engine
The sDrive35i (RWD) and xDrive35i (AWD) models feature a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque line. As with all other 2015 BMW X5 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while all xDrive versions have Hill Descent Control. The EPA estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg combined sDrive35i (19 city / 27 highway). The xDrive version is only slightly lower than the 21 combined mpg (18/27). BMW says the sDrive 35i (and xDrive 35i) can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds, which would place it at the top of his class.
The 2015 BMW X5 xDrive35d features a 6-cylinder diesel turbocharged 3.0-liter engine that produces 255 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. The EPA estimates that the 35d return an impressive 27 mpg combined (24/31). BMW estimated 0-60 performance of 6.7 seconds. The xDrive50i gets a turbo 4.4-liter V8 good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. At the pump, you’re looking at 17 combined mpg (15/22). BMW puts his capacity 0-60 very fast 4.9 seconds. Properly equipped, the 2015 BMW X5 can tow upto 6,000 pounds.
2015 BMW X5 Safety
Every 2015 BMW X5 includes anti-lock brakes, stability and traction control, automatic brake drying, front side airbags, the side curtain airbags and active headrests. Also standard are the BMW Assist services and remote emergency communications systems, which provide the automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery, Remote Lock / Unlock and roadside assistance on demand. The package of optional driver assistance adds a rearview camera and a head-up display, while driver assistance Plus package adds to the elements of blind spot monitoring, a camera system from the top down, warning lane departure, collision warning advancement (including pedestrians), the speed limit information and collision mitigation system that can apply the vehicle brakes automatically to avoid or minimize impacts facing low speeds.
In a simulated panic stop from 60 mph, the2015 BMW X5 xDrive35i took 122 feet, which is the average distance to the segment. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, the X5 earned best rating of “Good” for its performance in offset frontal impact test moderate overlap and side impact test.