2014 BMW X5 Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 BMW X5 - Road Test Specs

2014 BMW X5 SUV

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Vehicle TypeAWD 4dr 5-passenger 4dr SUV
Base MSRP$56,025
Options on test vehiclePremium Package ($2,700 -- includes keyless ignition/entry, soft-close automatic doors, satellite radio); xLine ($2,600 -- includes sport leather steering wheel, 19-inch alloy wheels, running boards, roof rails in satin aluminum, aluminum line exterior trim); Lighting Package ($1,900 -- includes adaptive full LED lights, automatic high beams); Dynamic Damper Control and Rear Axle Air Suspension ($1,500); Driver Assistance Package ($1,400 -- includes rearview camera, head-up display); Cold Weather Package ($550 -- includes heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, retractable headlight washers); Sparkling Brown Metallic Paint ($550); Space-Saver Spare Tire ($150)
As-tested MSRP$67,375
Assembly locationSpartansburg, SC, USA
North American parts content (%)5%


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, all-wheel-drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-6, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,979/182
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder, variable intake and exhaust timing and lift
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,800
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 5,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)300 @ 1,300
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter and Sport/Competition modes
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 4.71; II: 3.14; III: 2.11; IV: 1.67; V: 1.29; VI: 1.00; VII: 0.84; VIII: 0.67; R: 3.30
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.15


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone with coil springs, two-mode self-adjusting active dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, with air springs, two-mode self-adjusting active dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)19.1
Tire make and modelGoodyear Eagle LS2
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size255/50R19 107H M+S
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front13.7-inch one-piece, ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear12.6-inch one-piece, ventilated with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.1
0-75 mph (sec.)9.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 94.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.9
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.6
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.8 @ 94.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)30
60-0 mph (ft.)117
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)61.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON59.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.79
Sound level @ idle (dB)39.8
@ Full throttle (dB)71.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,750

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsSmooth, eager turbo-6, as always from BMW. Makes good power everywhere on the tach. Overlapping throttle and brake at the line before launch produced the quickest times. Not just because of achieving turbo spool-up, but in this case it also caused the transmission to go into a quick-shift mode, with considerably more abrupt upshifts. Quickest time came with Dynamic Driving Control button in Sport and shift lever moved to DS. Manual shifting (with the console lever, push forward for downshifts) was a bit slower, and it upshifts for itself (at 6,800 rpm) anyway. Makes nice throttle-blip downshifts though.
Braking commentsWell-controlled nosedive and properly firm pedal. No side-to-side movement, stops nice and straight. No major brake odor until the final couple of runs. Pedal travel got a bit longer on the fifth and sixth runs. The first stop was the shortest at 117 feet. The fifth stop was longest at 123 feet, sixth and final stop was 122 feet.
Handling commentsSlalom: A surprisingly sloppy handler. The steering is intuitive enough, turns in respectably, but there's quite a bit of body roll after that along with minimal grip from the tires. An overly aggressive stability control just compounds the frustration of getting this big rig through the quick back-and-forth motions of the slalom. Skid pad: While the grip level of the X5 is nothing to brag about, this exercise at least showed that the chassis has some fun tuned in, as the tail would step out playfully during on/off throttle transitions, particularly with the stability control system switched off.

Testing Conditions

Test date1/28/2014
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)63.5
Relative humidity (%)49.94
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.92
Wind (mph, direction)1.00/Cross
Odometer (mi.)512
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)36/44

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 combined/18 city/27 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.4
Driving range (mi.)604.8

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionNine-speaker CD/MP3 player
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard
Satellite radioOptional
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not Available
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsStandard front and rear parking sonar, optional back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringNot Available
Collision warning/avoidanceOptional
Night VisionOptional
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,790
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,836
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)49.0/51.0
Length (in.)193.2
Width (in.)76.3
Height (in.)69.4
Wheelbase (in.)115.5
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)65.0
Turning circle (ft.)41.7
Legroom, front (in.)40.4
Legroom, rear (in.)36.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.5
Headroom, rear (in.)38.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.5
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.3
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)22.9
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)66
GVWR (lbs.)6,250
Payload, mfr. max claim (lbs.)1,110
Ground clearance (in.)8.2


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

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