BMW has officially announced that its recently launched 2014 X5 will soon be offered with a range of new powerful yet fuel efficient petrol and diesel engines.
The third-generation model of BMW’s full-size SUV was recently launched globally and with the addition of three new engines, BMW aims to extend the model’s efficiency lead over its rivals. For the first time, the X5 will be available with a turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel engine with rear-wheel drive configuration. Powering the xDrive25d and sDrive25d variants, this new engine uses two turbochargers to produce 220PS of power.
Also new to the line-up are the 306PS, 6-cylinder in-line petrol engine and the 310PS straight-six diesel engine in the xDrive35i and xDrive40d respectively. All of the engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Now in its third generation, the new X5 is said to be lighter, more luxurious and with BMW now offering a rear-wheel drive model, sportier too than the outgoing model.