2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 BMW X5 - Road Test Specs

2009 BMW X5 SUV

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo Diesel AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2009
ModelX5 xDrive 35d
StylexDrive35d 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)
Base MSRP$52,025
Options on test vehicleSport Package ($3,700 -- includes 19-inch alloy wheels with 255/50HR19 all-season run-flat tires, shadowline exterior trim, two-mode electronically adjustable shock absorbers, active stabilizer bars, sport steering wheel, power sport seats, anthracite headliner); Premium Package ($3,400 -- includes auto-dimming interior mirror with digital compass, power rear liftgate, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, Nevada leather upholstery, storage package, ambient light package, BMW Assist with Bluetooth); Technology Package ($2,600 -- includes rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, DVD-based navigation system with voice recognition and real-time traffic); Head-Up Display ($1,200); iPod and USB Adapter ($400); Running Boards ($300).
As-tested MSRP$63,625


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,993cc (183 cu-in)
Block/head materialIron
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)16.5
Redline (rpm)5,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)265 @ 4,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)425 @ 1,750
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.17; II: 2.34; III: 1.52; IV: 1.14; V: 0.87; VI: 0.69; R: 3.40; Final Drive: 2.81.


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.5:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour HP
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front255/50R19
Tire size, rear255/50R19
Wheel size19-by-9 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph (sec.)10.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.3@88.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)121
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)48.1
@ Full throttle (dB)75.9
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.6

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrake torque takes some serious time (1.1 seconds from 0-60 alone) from the X5 diesel's acceleration times. Also provides a huge shove out of the hole that the X5 can't back up once rolling. Still, it feels cool.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsRock-hard pedal still offers plenty of feel in sub-limit braking. Short, consistent stops.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsSlalom: This SUV really turns. Rapid turn-in followed by immediate responses. Very little body roll and heavy damping in Sport mode are impressive in an SUV. Skid pad: Stability control isn't ever truly "off," but in something this tall, that makes sense. No perceptible difference between stability on and off.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)73.69
Wind (mph, direction)1.5 crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/26 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,225
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,120
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)51.3/48.7
Length (in.)191.1
Width (in.)76.1
Height (in.)69.9
Wheelbase (in.)115.5
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)65.0
Turning circle (ft.)42.0
Legroom, front (in.)40.0
Legroom, rear (in.)36.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.0
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)21.9
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)75.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemPre-collision safety system
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger4 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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