RULES THE ASPHALT.

The driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

RULES THE ASPHALT.

The driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

The driving dynamics of the BMW X5 ensure driving fun every time you get behind the wheel – with every twist and turn and at all speeds. The driver assistance systems guarantee perfect contact with the driving surface, be it on tight bends, during steep descents or at high speeds.

RULES THE ASPHALT.The driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

The driving dynamics of the BMW X5 ensure driving fun every time you get behind the wheel – with every twist and turn and at all speeds. The driver assistance systems guarantee perfect contact with the driving surface, be it on tight bends, during steep descents or at high speeds.

DRIVING DYNAMICS.

At the peak of its power: discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

DRIVING DYNAMICS.

At the peak of its power: discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

BMW xDRIVE.

The intelligent all-wheel drive system BMW xDrive adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, always offering outstanding traction. Its sensors constantly monitor the vehicle’s behavior. Under normal conditions, you enjoy the agile, BMW typical feeling provided by a rear-wheel drive. However, under special road conditions, such as a slippery or uneven carriageway, tight bends or uphill inclines, BMW xDrive intervenes: In a barely detectable, yet highly effective manner, it shifts power distribution instantly to the axle with the highest traction. Before the driver has noticed this shift, the vehicle behaviour is already restabilised. The driving experience with BMW xDrive is more precise, more agile and more dynamic – and you always arrive at your destination safely.

ACTIVE STEERING.

ACTIVE STEERING.

Increased steering comfort.

The new dimension of steering comfort − active steering offers precision, agility and comfort in every situation on the road. At slow speeds, such as when driving in town, when parking and on winding roads, active steering enlarges the steering angle. You can handle tight manoeuvres with a smaller movement of the steering wheel and without having to shuffle-steer − this much improves the agility of your BMW and parking becomes much easier.

Increased stability and comfort.

In order to enhance supremacy in the upper speed range, active steering provides a more indirect steering ratio at speeds from approximately 120 to 140 km/h (depending on the model and set-up). In so doing, it reduces steering movement. The benefit to you: you can steer the wheels more precisely with larger turns − giving you greater stability and comfort. In critical situations, such as when the car oversteers or when braking on an inconsistent surface, active steering intervenes to assist, for example by damping yaw movements − faster than even a skilful driver would be capable of.

Increased safety.

Since active system is a supplementary system and does not interrupt the direct connection between driver and wheels, the BMW can still be fully steered even if the system fails. If a fault is detected, the active steering adjustment mechanism is immediately blocked by means of a pin via the safety circuit. This means you always stay in full control of the situation.

ADAPTIVE SUSPENSION PACKAGES.

The BMW X5 drives as majestically as it looks – particularly with the optional Adaptive Suspension Packages, which guarantee the best possible road-holding in all situations.

  • Dynamic

    The Dynamic Adaptive Suspension lets you further optimize the dynamic potential of your car. Dynamic Performance Control, included in the feature, and Dynamic Drive guarantee very sporty driving dynamics in general, reflected mainly in a very neutral steering response and minimum side tilt of the body when taking bends − and all this while retaining a high level of drive comfort.

  • Adaptive M Suspension

    The best of both worlds is provided by the Active Suspension Package Professional, which combines the features of the Adaptive Suspension Package Comfort and the Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic, for both maximum driving comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.

8-SPEED STEPTRONIC TRANSMISSION.

8-SPEED STEPTRONIC TRANSMISSION.

Higher Comfort and dynamic.

The 8-speed Steptronic transmission sets new benchmarks in comfort and dynamic performance and efficiency. It is now possible to actively boost performance in vehicles with the new Predictive Drive Train via the Driving Experience Control. In the ""Sport"" mode, the transmission management uses data from the navigation system to deliver a level of responsiveness that is even more dynamic and spontaneous based on route characteristics. As suggested by its name, the ""Comfort"" mode offers a comfort-oriented shift programme with fewer shifts.

Decreased consumption and engine noise.

The unusually fine increments between gears facilitate optimum power delivery at all speeds. This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while allowing the driver to enjoy increased sportiness and dynamic performance. At high speeds in particular, the additional gears reduce engine speed, in turn decreasing both fuel consumption and engine noise. The converter clutch also helps – even if the car is changed to the manual mode. In combination with the fast engine speed transitions and the precise transmission tuning, it provides a very high level of shift comfort and reduces noise considerably.