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2014 BMW X5


With the 2014 Model, BMW X5 is celebrating its third generation. Although the X5 platform carries over unchanged, the new X5 is bigger, more powerful and lighter than the previous version and is also equipped with the latest in hi-tech features.

Coming soon to a Phoenix BMW dealer, the rear-wheel-drive sDrive35i, a first-time offering for the X5, and all-wheel-drive xDrive35i will both use a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder generating 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. According to, the new all-wheel-drive X5 is 0.2 second quicker, blasting from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. The top-trim xDrive50i gets a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 generating 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The new xDrive50i covers zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

The 2014 BMW X5 comes with a variety of suspension options including dynamic damper control, automatic rear self-leveling and the adaptive M suspension. Adaptive M suspension is part of the M Sport package, and it adds a rear air suspension and more aggressive tuning. A Dynamic Handling package combines dynamic damper control, automatic rear self-leveling suspension, dynamic performance control and active roll stabilization.

The X5’s exterior style progresses toward the distinct BMW look. The signature twin kidney grilles now meet the edge of the headlight housings, the latter encasing new flat-bottomed signature corona rings. Air Curtains and Air Breathers, cutouts in the front fascia and front fenders to aid cooling and aerodynamics, are also new for 2014.

Every X5 comes with an extensive list of options and packages to make the X5 one of the sportiest luxury SUVs around.  This includes trick features such as four-zone automatic climate control, automatic soft-close doors, active LED headlights, night vision and a full-color head-up display. The M Sport package, for example, bundles 19-inch wheels, an aero body kit, sport seats and a snappier transmission.

A full collection of built-in advanced tech and safety features include a navigation system with 10.2-inch touchscreen, giving the X5 a contemporary electronic edge. A new 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat also makes for more flexible cargo arrangements.

The 2014 BMW X5 goes on sale late this year, with the diesel model expected early next winter. Visit Chapman BMW for the latest updates.



BMW is known for its quality, high-end vehicles. This is especially true of  its diesel vehicles, which boast high ratings and good gas mileage. The automaker celebrates 30 years of making diesel vehicles, thus making it a huge contributor to our current diesel options. Three of the favorite diesel BMW’s are highlighted below. To find BMW’s for sale near you check out your local BMW dealership.

BMW 328d Sedan: The 2014 MBW 328d Sedan is a must buy, according to It can get 32 mpg in the city and up to 45 mpg on the highway. This car starts off at about $40,000 and replaces the 335d, which was discontinued in 2012. Both model options include power seats, fold down rear seats and dimming side mirrors with the usual trim options available.

BMW 535d: According to, the BMW 535d is one of the few diesel’s in its class. The vehicle costs about $57,000 and makes 256 horsepower. All-wheel drive is available for an extra charge. Like the Audi A6, the BMW 535d is a six-cylinder sedan and gets and estimated 38 mpg on the highway. Check out new BMWs for sale for trim options.

BMW x5 xDrive35d: This is certainly the idea car for consumers looking for something a little bigger. The diesel powered SUV gets about 26 mpg on the highway and makes 265 horsepower. The vehicle costs about $57,000 and comes with a state-of-the-art entertainment system and a 6-cylinder engine.

You can’t go wrong with these luxury vehicles, which have received positive reviews from drivers. To test-drive a BMW diesel vehicle check out Chapman BMW for new and certified pre-owned models.