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The dynamics of the BMW X5 will guarantee fun on every journey. On tight bends, Drive Assist ensures excellent road holding, be it in the mountains or at high speeds. At the same time, the BMW X5 impresses with outstanding efficiency, thanks to sophisticated aerodynamics, economical engines and numerous BMW EfficientDynamics measures – particularly the BMW X5 xDrive40e with eDrive technology.

BMW EfficientDynamics technologies.

Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption, for BMW the focus is always on delivering quintessential BMW driving pleasure. BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while simultaneously increasing dynamics and driving pleasure. It is a comprehensive technology package that includes the drive system and energy management in every BMW.
The intelligent drive combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with an electric motor is responsible for the vehicle's increased performance while consuming the same amount of fuel.
Optimised aerodynamics contribute to further increased efficiency, as does BMW EfficientLightweight, which simultaneously lowers weight and increases vehicle rigidity by using the right materials for the right parts. This is a demonstration of the impressive innovation leadership at BMW, the only major car manufacturer that relies on ultralight and highly rigid carbon fibre (CFRP) as a key material. It is a comprehensive collection of technologies, including an intelligent energy management system and the optional ECO PRO mode, which optimises fuel consumption.

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Eight-speed Steptronic transmission.

The eight-speed Steptronic transmission sets new performance efficiency benchmarks and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics.
The finely tuned gradation of the gears allows optimum power delivery − from low through to high speeds. This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while enabling you to enjoy a dynamic performance.
At higher speeds in particular, the additional gears reduce engine speed and therefore both fuel consumption and engine noise. The converter clutch is a contributing factor here − even if you change into manual gear mode. In combination with the fast engine speed transitions and the precise transmission tuning, it provides a very high level of gear change comfort and reduces noise considerably.

BMW X5 M50d.

The BMW X5 M50d benefits from the unique expertise of BMW M engineers, with a special, fine-tuned powertrain, suspension and steering system. The end result is a vehicle that offers an exhilarating combination of dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.




100% sporty.

Options such as active steering and the Adaptive Suspension Packages help to boost the sportiness and comfort of your BMW X5. Active steering enables more precise driving and agility. When you choose one of the Adaptive Suspension Packages, you opt for more driving comfort, increased dynamics – or the most effective combination of the two.

Active steering

Adaptive Suspension Packages




Adaptive M Suspension


BMW xDrive.

The intelligent four 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 behaviour. Under normal conditions, you enjoy the typically agile BMW 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 way, 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, agile and dynamic.


The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.

Aero Curtain and Air Breather

Air vent control

Rear spoiler and Air Blade

ECO PRO mode.

The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style. The “cruising” mode, the Route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further 5 percent.
With the "cruising" mode on, the engine is switched off and disconnected from the drivetrain, so that the car rolls along without consuming fuel.
Based on data from the navigation system, the Route-ahead assistant recognises bends, built-up areas, speed limits and motorway exits, and advises the driver when to slow down.
ECO PRO route shows the most efficient route based on the traffic situation, driving style and road conditions. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route selected by ECO PRO route.
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