The new 2016 BMW X5 0-60 is a top pick if you are looking for a luxury crossover SUV which performance is also thrilling; thanks to the well-rounded state. For the 2016 model year, the most significant upgrade for BMW X5 is most likely the expansion to incorporate the xDrive40e plug-in hybrid model as part of the lineup. This hybrid model combines a turbo 4-cylinder engine with a lithium-ion battery pack to power the crossover SUV.
The X5 has been renowned for being the company’s first utility vehicle for its lineup. And in many ways, the X5 is still the most wanted of German automaker’s crossovers. Just like its predecessors, the new BMW X5 2016 is a well-built and luxurious midsize crossover SUV with spacious enough interior for daily family use. It is also capable enough even if you need to get through a snowstorm. The engaging character sets the X5 apart from its competitors and perfect to drive in any day of the year.
There are 4 trim levels available for the X5 lineup: 35i, 35d, 40e, and 50i trim levels. A rear-drive version is available for the 35i (called “sDrive” by the company), but in general they are all have all-wheel drive system, which BMW calls “xDrive”. The 5-passenger seating configuration is standard, but the optional third-row seat can boost the seating capacity to seven passengers.
The 2015 BMW X5 sDrive35i and xDrive35i are powered with a 3.0L turbo inline 6-cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and torque of 300 pound-feet. The engine, just like with all other X5s, is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. For the xDrive versions, though, there is hill descent control included. As for the xDrive35d, the model is diesel-powered with a 3.0L turbo 6-cylinder producing 225 horsepower and torque of 413 pound-feet. For the xDrive40e plug-in hybrid model, the engine mixes a 240-hp turbo 2.0L 4-cyilinder engine with 8-speed automatic and a 9-kW-hr battery pack placed under the cargo bay floor. The hybrid engine produces 308 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. At top of the line, the xDrive50i has a turbo 4.4L V8, good for 445 horsepower and torque of 480 pound-feet.
The X5 xDrive35i can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph only in 6.1 seconds, which is a good result for a midsize luxury SUV with a base engine. The diesel-powered xDrive35d, though, can sprint from null to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, with absolutely much more efficient fuel economy rating. The company also claims the BMW X5 0-60 for its xDrive40e hybrid model to hit 60 mph only in 6.5 seconds, and 4.9 seconds for xDrive50i.