2015 BMW X5


2015 BMW X5

BMW debuted their first ever Sport Activity Vehicle for the 2000 model year. The X5 was created to provide a high-end luxury crossover vehicle, that appealed to larger families - with room to seat up to seven passengers. The 2000 BMW X5 was the first vehicle to roll off the assembly line in the brand new, Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. The X5 has seen two full generations, and the 2015 model year is rounding out the third. 

Despite the fact that the 2015 X5 is not a brand new vehicle for this model year, it still has been given plenty of upgrades, changes, and improvements. Every driver who gets behind the wheel of the 2015 X5 will be impressed with its extreme power and performance, despite its larger size. Families will enjoy that the X5 can accommodate up to seven passengers, and will appreciate the three trim level options to choose from. The 2015 BMW X5 is the largest X vehicle in BMW’s lineup and is a force both on, and off the road.

New Changes and Improvements for 20152015 BMW X5 Improvements

The 2015 BMW X5 is not a completely new model, but it has received a decent amount of improvements for its newest model year. Ranging from price reductions, new standard features, and performance upgrades - the 2015 BMW X5 has just enough to entice drivers to check out the newest model. 

  • Price Changes - The 2015 BMW X5 has achieved something that many other vehicles can not - a price reduction. The 2015 X5, while offering more standard features than ever before, has actually experienced a drop in its initial MSRP. Drivers who choose to go with the Luxury Line and the xLine trims will see a $100 reduction in cost from the previous model year.  Increased Efficiency - While the price of the X5 may be going down, fuel efficiency is heading in the opposite direction. Now offering better fuel economy than ever before, the base 2015 X5 boasts an impressive 19 miles per gallon in the city, and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. Those kind of numbers are generally seen on a midsize crossover, not a full size seven passenger sport activity vehicle.
  • Package Upgrades - Drivers who are interested in adding additional packaging options to their 2015 X5, will be impressed with the changes made to a few of those packages this year. The Premium Package now includes a four-zone climate control, while the Executive Package adds a luxurious leather dashboard, as well as a four-zone climate control system.  New Standalone Options - Previously, drivers who wanted to add soft-close doors, or enhanced Bluetooth with smartphone integration, had to add them through pricey packages. For 2015, those two options are offered as standalone features, giving drivers more flexibility than ever before.
  • Reduced Safety Features Cost - BMW offers the option to add night vision and pedestrian detection as premium safety features on the X5. For 2015, the night vision has been reduced down to $2,300 while the pedestrian detection now costs less at $2,600. Every change made to the 2015 BMW X5 has been a positive one, and are sure to help drivers build the exact 2015 X5 Sport Activity Vehicle that suits their needs. 

Space No Longer Means Sacrificing Power

The 2015 BMW X5 is the most spacious X vehicle in the BMW lineup. Featuring seating for up to seven passengers, the X5 has enough room for all of those passengers, and whatever they need to bring along for the ride. For drivers who need to use their X5 to haul cargo, they will be pleasantly surprised with just how much they will be able to fit behind the rear seat. 23 cubic feet of cargo space located behind the rear seat, is plenty to store groceries, backpacks, and even luggage. For even more space, the rear seats on the X5 can fold down, for up to 66 cubic feet of cargo space. The split 40/20/40 seats, two cargo rails, four fastening points, and a tensioning strap, help make sure your cargo stays right where you want it to. BMW’s unique two-section liftgate is featured on the 2015 X5, which makes loading and unloading cargo a breeze. 

2015 BMW X5 Interior - RedA vehicle as large as the 2015 X5 is typically expected to offer a lower power output. That simply isn’t the case with BMW’s X5. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Drivers can choose from three different engine options: the 35i, 50i, and the Diesel. Each engine is powerful and features advanced technology. Discover some of the highlights of each engine below.

  • 35i - This inline 6-cylinder 3.0 liter engine gets a peak torque of 300 lb.-ft., and an impressive 300 horsepower to match. Featuring TwinPower Turbo technology, a High Precision direct fuel injection, Double-VANOS technology, and a twin-scroll turbocharger - the 35i base engine is a high performance machine.
  • 50i - Available on the X5 xDrive50i, this reverse-flow 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine delivers an impressive 445 horsepower, and 480 lb-ft. of torque. This engine delivers enough power to the X5 to make it feel like a much smaller, crossover SUV. 
  • Diesel - This 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine utilizes BMW Advanced Diesel Technology, as well as BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology, for maximum efficiency and reduced fuel consumption. This high-efficiency engine achieves 255 horsepower and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. Regardless of which engine option you choose, your 2015 BMW X5 will boast the same large cabin, interior cargo space, and luxury details that only BMW can deliver.

 

Three Trim Levels, Endless Options

The 2015 BMW X5 is offered in three basic trim levels, each offering a different level of standard features, engines, and amenities. The xDrive35i is the base model, and is offered as either an all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive system. The base trim starts at $53,900. The xDrive35d is the next model up, and the diesel version of the X5. The xDrive35d starts at $57,700. The xDrive50i is the high-end trim level, starting at $70,700. It features the most powerful engine, and the most standard features, including a panoramic moonroof, power liftgate, and 20-way multi-contour powered front seats. 

Regardless of which trim level you choose, each 2015 BMW X5 exudes the high quality standard that the German automaker has built their reputation around.