Mineral White M50d 2014 BMW X5 sets ball rolling for 3rd gen cars at Spartanburg plant

Mineral White M50d 2014 BMW X5 sets ball rolling for 3rd gen cars at Spartanburg plant

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BMWThe 1st new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology) with an exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior, and is for export to an Eastern Europe dealer.

“Since 1999, the X5 has been a significant contributor to the Spartanburg plant’s global success,” said BMW Manufacturing President, Josef Kerscher. “Our team will continue to build the next-generation X5 with the superior quality that our customers around the world have come to expect from South Carolina.”

The new BMW X5 has 3 engine variants at launch. This includes BMW X5 xDrive50i with a new-gen V8 petrol engine (330 kW/450 hp), BMW X5 xDrive30d with revised 6 cylinder in-line diesel unit (190 kW/258 hp), and the BMW X5 M50d M Performance Automobile with tri-turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel (280 kW/381 hp). BMW X5 xDrive40d, BMW X5 xDrive35i, BMW X5 xDrive25d and BMW X5 sDrive25d (with CO2 emissions of just 149 g/km) will be added to the range in December 2013.

new BMW X5 design proportions advancements see a powerful front-end with twin circular headlight units taht extend to the BMW kidney grill. A difinitive swag line over athletically molded wheel arches and aerodynamic properties are part of the overall design language. The bumper’s X-shaped contour lines are self explanatory.

Reduction in fuel consumption and emissions via weight reduction, increased air guidance, engine tech, standard 8-speed automatic gearbox and BMW EfficientDynamics technology feature. EU6 compliant it comes with run-flat tires as standard. The last 2nd gen X5 went into production on June 28th. This Titanium Silver Metallic 4.4-liter, 400-hp V8 engine BMW X5 xDrive50i with Sand Beige Perforated Nevada Leather and M Sport Package has been added to the BMW historic car collection.

BMW Manufacturing Co. has since 1999 produced 1.3+ million X5’s for 140 global markets. Between September 2006 and June 2013, the Spartanburg plant manufactured 728,107 2nd-gen X5 models.

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