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The all-new 2006 BMW X5 e70
Source: BMW Group


The BMW X5 defined a new segment of the car market when it first appeared in 1999. It was the first SUV-type vehicle to offer a genuinely sporty car-like drive. BMW coined the phrase Sports Activity Vehicle to define its dynamic attributes over its rivals’ utilitarian construction. Year-on-year record sales since its launch in the UK are evidence of its appeal to customers and it set a new standard for the competition.

Seven years after its 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show debut, BMW is pleased to announce the arrival of an all-new X5 Sports Activity Vehicle that aims to redefine its class courtesy of an enviable list of firsts. The new BMW X5 is the world’s first SAV to be offered with Head-up Display and an active suspension system - BMW’s Adaptive Drive package. It is the first SAV that can be specified with Active Steering for unsurpassed manoeuvrability and the first to be shod with Run-flat tyres for added safety. It is also the first BMW to offer a third row of seats for added practicality.

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New standards in economy and emissions
The new BMW X5 is powered by the latest, most advanced engines. A choice of three units is offered, all of which feature increased power compared to the engines in the outgoing model, while also posting more economical consumption figures and reduced emissions. The biggest seller in the UK will be a 2,993cc six-cylinder diesel but, for those preferring the characteristics of petrol power, the X5 can also be specified with a 2,996cc six-cylinder or a 4,799cc V8 engine.

Diesel economy
The BMW X5 3.0d uses an engine with high-precision piezo crystal injection technology for better economy and emission figures. This advanced technology, combined with the introduction of an all aluminium crankcase that saves 25kgs in weight compared to the former 3.0-litre diesel engine, sees the new X5 record improved performance figures. It is now seven per cent more fuel efficient with a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.7 l/100km while also emitting eight per cent less CO2. The 3.0d engine records 231g/km.

While the new X5 is more economical it still comes with increased power. Output from the 3.0d engine is 231hp, up six per cent compared to the previous model, and maximum torque is 520 Nm, up four per cent. This peak torque is available from 2,000 to 2 ,750 rpm offering near instantaneous reactions for swift yet refined motoring. Such an advanced engine powers the BMW X5 3.0d from zero to 100km/h in 8.3 seconds before going on to a top speed of 215 km/h (208 km/h for a non-Dynamic Package equipped model).

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Petrol power
Based on the world’s lightest production six-cylinder petrol engine, the BMW X5 3.0si comes equipped with BMW’s patented Double VANOS and VALVETRONIC variable valve technologies for high performance, yet economical, motoring. Put simply, Double VANOS determines when the engine’s valves open, while VALVETRONIC determines by how much. The net effect of both systems is that the engine is always operating at its optimum efficiency with only the exact amount of fuel needed being used. This is why the X5 3.0si has a combined fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100km(an 18 per cent improvement compared to the previous X5 3.0i) and an emissions figure of 260g/km, but still delivers maximum driver enjoyment.

Developing 272hp at 6,650rpm, the high-revving nature of the engine and its sonorous exhaust note set it apart from the competition. Peak torque of 315Nm is attained at 2,750rpm for in-gear responsiveness, with zero to 100km/h dispatched in 8.1 seconds. Top speed for the new BMW X5 3.0si is 210mph (when fitted with the Dynamic Package).

Representing the flagship of the range, the BMW X5 4.8i with its 355hp engine is faster from zero to 100km/h and has a higher top speed than the supercharged Range Rover Sport or a Mercedes Benz ML500 Sport. The 4,799cc V8 powers the car to 100km/h in just 6.5 seconds before going on to a top speed of 240km/h (when fitted with the Dynamic Package). Despite such scintillating performance, fuel consumption is a respectable 12.5 l/100km on the combined cycle and emissions are 299g/km.


New six-speed automatic gearbox
The new BMW X5 comes with an all-new faster-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox now features a new torque converter with enhanced software resulting in gearshift times up to 50 per cent quicker compared with the previous automatic gearbox. A new design of gearstick also creates more space on the centre console for additional storage space and cupholders. The use of an electronic parking brake in place of a conventional handbrake aids ergonomics further.

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Driving dynamics and safety
The BMW X5 offers unsurpassed safety credentials and on-road ability. Not only does its intelligent xDrive four-wheel-drive system transfer power between front and rear wheels depending on available grip for optimum handling, but it can now be specified with Adaptive Drive and Active Steering - two advanced systems never offered before on a BMW X model.

Adaptive Drive uses active hydraulic anti-roll bars to counteract the cornering forces of the car to keep the body from leaning too heavily and unsettling the occupants. In addition to this Adaptive Drive incorporates an Electronic Damper Control system that uses sensors to continuously adjust the damper setting for the optimum comfort.
Active Steering uses an electronically operated planetary gear intersecting the steering shaft that adds more lock than inputted by the driver at slow speads to make parking effortless. When driving at speed the opposite occurs for a smoother, more composed ride.

First SAV with Head-up Display and Run-flat tyres
The BMW X5 can be specified with Head-up Display – a first for a Sports Activity Vehicle or SUV. For enhanced safety the system projects speed, navigation and check control messages into the line of sight of the driver. Such a system allows the driver to keep his eyes on the road ahead while still being made aware of important instructions.

A further safety benefit is the fitting of Run-flat tyres – again a first for an SAV or SUV. Run-flat tyres allow a driver to continue his or her journey in the event of a puncture for up to 150 kilometres at speeds of 80kmh. Run-flat tyres also provide the best stability in the event of a blowout. The BMW X5 comes fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels and Run-flat tyres as standard with optional 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels offered.

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The latest in traction control technology, Dynamic Stability Control+, is also standard on the new X5. DSC+ comes with four unique functions for added safety and comfort. Brake Pre-tensioning shortens stopping distances during an emergency stop by priming the brakes should it detect the driver lifting off the accelerator sharply in reaction to an incident ahead. Brake Drying improves braking performance in the wet by periodically applying the brake pads to scrub away the film of water that can build up on the brake discs. Hill Start Assistant allows a car to pull away smoothly on a steep gradient without rolling backwards, courtesy of the brakes being held for the short time it takes the driver to apply the accelerator after releasing the foot or handbrake. Brake Fade Compensation applies additional braking without any extra effort from the driver should sensors detect that the brake pads are starting to lose ‘bite’ due to heat build up.

The driver of a BMW X5 will now also be able to select the Dynamic Traction Control ( DTC) function of DSC+. DTC allows for a greater degree of wheel slip for more spirited driving without the main traction control system safety net intervening. This option can be selected via a button on the centre console.

Additional seating practicality comes with new design
In a first for a BMW, the new X5 can be specified with an optional third row of seats allowing up to seven occupants to be transported in comfort. An increase of 19cms in overall body length and an increase in body width of 6cms, combined with innovative design, has made it possible to introduce a brace of seats in the rear, while still retaining luggage space. However, unlike many competitors even with all seven seats in place there is still 200 litres of boot space. The two extra seats, complete with three-point seatbelts and head restraints, are stowed under the boot floor when not in use. BMW X5 owners who do not specify the third row of seats benefit instead from an additional 90-litre storage compartment situated below the boot floor.

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Whatever seating combination an owner chooses, the new BMW X5 is capable of taking most payloads. In a standard five-seat configuration the boot measures 620 litres – up 155 litres compared to the outgoing X5. For those looking to move sizeable objects, luggage capacity increases to 1,750 litres with all the rear seats stowed - a figure greater than that of any other BMW.

While being one of the most practical cars BMW has ever made, the new X5 still has a luxurious interior feel and a dynamic and sporty exterior shape. A drag coefficient as low as 0.33 places the BMW X5 at the top of its segment as the most aerodynamically efficient large SAV or SUV. This low figure is partly achieved by a rear tailgate that incorporates a roof spoiler and a near flat underbody to aid airflow. Nine exterior colours are offered initially alongside four levels of trim and seven upholstery colours to allow owners to personalise their X5s.

BMW’s innovative iDrive control system also comes to the X5 for the first time. A new ‘wave’ style of dashboard houses the colour display while the iDrive controller sits on the centre console adjacent to the new style of gear selector. The controller is complemented by eight buttons integrated as system short cuts for ease of use. 

Parking camera
Supplementing the standard fit front and rear Park Distance Control, X5 customers have the option to specify a rear camera for added parking convenience. Automatically activated when the reverse gear is selected, the driver is presented with a wide-angle colour image on the iDrive display in the centre console.

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Specifications for BMW x5 series e70

TypeBuiltPerformanceFuel consEnginePower/Torque
BMW X5 3.0d A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 216km/h
0-100km/h: 8.3s
City: 11.3 l/100km
Hway: 7.2 l/100km
Avg: 8.7 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
520Nm at 2000rpm
BMW X5 3.0d A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 216km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
City: 10.2 l/100km
Hway: 6.9 l/100km
Avg: 8.1 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 O2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
173kW / 235HP at 4000rpm
520Nm at 2000rpm
BMW X5 3.0sd A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 7s
City: 10.3 l/100km
Hway: 7 l/100km
Avg: 8.2 l/100km
Code: M57 D30 T2
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
210kW / 286HP at 4400rpm
580Nm at 1750-2250rpm
BMW X5 3.0si A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 225km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
City: 14.9 l/100km
Hway: 8.6 l/100km
Avg: 10.9 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X5 3.0si A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 225km/h
0-100km/h: 8.1s
City: 13.7 l/100km
Hway: 8.2 l/100km
Avg: 10.2 l/100km
Code: N52 B30 O1
2996cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
200kW / 272HP at 6650rpm
315Nm at 2750rpm
BMW X5 4.8i A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2006
-
2007
Topspd: 242km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
City: 17.5 l/100km
Hway: 9.6 l/100km
Avg: 12.5 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
261kW / 355HP at 6300rpm
475Nm at 3400rpm
BMW X5 4.8i A
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2007
-
now
Topspd: 245km/h
0-100km/h: 6.5s
City: 16.9 l/100km
Hway: 9.2 l/100km
Avg: 12 l/100km
Code: N62 B48 O1
4799cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
261kW / 355HP at 6300rpm
475Nm at 3400rpm
BMW X5 M A LCI
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2010
-
now
Topspd: 250km/h
0-100km/h: 4.7s
80-120km/h*: 4.3s
City: 19.3 l/100km
Hway: 10.8 l/100km
Avg: 13.9 l/100km
Code: S63 B44
4395cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
408kW / 555HP at 6000rpm
680Nm at 1500-5650rpm
BMW X5 xDrive30d A LCI
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2010
-
now
Topspd: 210km/h
0-100km/h: 7.6s
City: 8.7 l/100km
Hway: 6.7 l/100km
Avg: 7.4 l/100km
Code: N57 D30 OL
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
180kW / 245HP at 4000rpm
540Nm at 1750-3000rpm
BMW X5 xDrive35i A LCI
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2010
-
now
Topspd: 235km/h
0-100km/h: 6.8s
City: 13.2 l/100km
Hway: 8.3 l/100km
Avg: 10.1 l/100km
Code: N55 B30
2979cc - 6cyl / 24v
petrol
225kW / 306HP at 5800rpm
400Nm at 1200-5000rpm
BMW X5 xDrive40d A LCI
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2010
-
now
Topspd: 236km/h
0-100km/h: 6.6s
City: 8.8 l/100km
Hway: 6.8 l/100km
Avg: 7.5 l/100km
Code: N57 D30 TOP
2993cc - 6cyl / 24v
diesel
225kW / 306HP at 4400rpm
600Nm at 1500-2500rpm
BMW X5 xDrive50i A LCI
X5 Series (E70)
SAV
2010
-
now
Topspd: 240km/h
0-100km/h: 5.5s
City: 17.5 l/100km
Hway: 9.6 l/100km
Avg: 12.5 l/100km
Code: N64 B44 U0
4395cc - 8cyl / 32v
petrol
300kW / 408HP at 5500-6400rpm
600Nm at 1750-4500rpm
* elasticity 80-120km/h in 4th gear
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