The BMW X5 xDrive35d made its debut in the North American market in the fall of 2008. With its introduction, BMW marks a significant milestone in the company’s mission to deliver ultimate driving machines that combine superior performance with exemplary fuel economy. The X5 xDrive35d offers sporting character, while standing out as a high-torque Sports Activity Vehicle with excellent qualities for long-distance motoring.
The BMW X5 xDrive35d accelerates from 0–62 mph in just 7.2 seconds and offers average fuel economy of at least 19/25 mpg (city/highway, provisional data). The X5 xDrive35d hits the U.S. market with one of the most fuel-efficient and economical engines in its class. Featuring the 3.0-liter inline-six with Variable Twin Turbo Technology, this engine has been widely acknowledged as the unchallenged benchmark for sporting performance, motoring refinement and superior efficiency in other markets around the world.
The 3.0-liter diesel with Variable Twin Turbo has won the prestigious International Engine of the Year Award multiple times–more than any other prize or acknowledgement. Through BMW’s new Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance, the X5 xDrive35d optimizes emission management through the placement of an oxidation catalyst just downstream of the exhaust manifold, a diesel particulates filter housed in the same unit and an SCR catalyst with the urea injection.
In addition to filtering out even the smallest particles from the flow of exhaust gases, this combination ensures effective reduction of nitric oxides (NOX) by way of a chemical reaction within the exhaust system initiated by the injection of a small dose of urea referred to as AdBlue. The ammonia generated in this process within the SCR catalyst subsequently converts the nitric oxides (NO and, respectively, NO2) in the exhaust gas into environmentally compatible nitrogen (N2) and vapor (H2O).
The X5 xDrive35d features:
- 265 horsepower
- 585 miles per tank
- 425 lb-ft. of torque at 1,750 rpm
- 0-62 mph in 7.2 seconds*
- 26 mpg on the highway**
* BMW AG results
** Preliminary estimate–actual mileage may vary depending on speed, driving habits and trip length