Diesel engines powering passenger cars are well and truly a phenomenon that will be here to stay for some time.
Although no longer sold new, the BMW X5 3.0sd has the world’s most powerful production six-cylinder diesel engine that has been housed into a conventional motor car. “Performance” is a word more commonly associated with petrol powered engine plants, however focused technological advancements in more recent times have meant that BMW, who leads diesel engine design, has provided magnificent power and performance gains.
Topping the world diesel engine performance ladder is the BMW X5 3.0sd twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre diesel engine. The BMW X5 3.0sd unleashes an impressive 200 kW. But what really impresses is the smooth 565 Nm of torque harnessed from an impressively low 1750 rpm. The rapid rate at which the big SUV covers the ground is nothing short of remarkable, and the key to the engine’s smooth and responsive power delivery is that the two turbochargers provide variable power. One smaller turbocharger provides near instantaneous power at low engine speeds, while a larger turbocharger provides the mid to top end power. With a 0–100 km/h time of 7.0 seconds, the BMW X5 3.0sd makes a WRX look rather tame. And the ability of the big beast to run on to 235 km/h is something of a phenomenon that seeks to defy the laws of physics. A pleasant surprise to all this “get up and go” is the ability of the large and roomy BMW X5 3.0sd to return a very favourable and class leading 34.4 mpg. This is something that will warm the hearts of the environmentalist. Thanks to the superb advanced engine control and fine-tuning of the turbochargers, the X5 3.0sd possesses carbon dioxide emissions that are around 35 per cent lower than many of its rivals.
Those who enjoy the delights of a safe and commanding driving position, ample accommodation levels for both luggage and passengers, and the added advantages of having a confidence-enhancing all wheel drive system incorporated into their motor vehicle will be more than satisfied with this very comfortable and rapid seven seater SUV. Reclining in the luxurious leather interior of the latest BMW X5 3.0sd is a pleasure beyond measure. The X5 comes with 18 inch light-alloy wheels, a rear-view camera, electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, electrically adjustable steering column with memory function, BMW Navigation system Professional with an 8.8 inch full colour monitor combined with analogue and digital TV receiver, preparation for Bluetooth interface business, voice recognition system and BMW Assist. This is quite a luxury list that looks remarkably full when front, side and head airbags, anti-lock brakes with dynamic traction control, hill descent control, rain-sensing wipers, automatic driving lights, multifunction steering wheel controls, iDrive with eight favourite buttons, cruise control with braking function, engine start/stop button, six-stacker CD player and leather upholstery are found on the list as well!
Australian show rooms offer the BMW X5 3.0sd buyer a highly equipped model with a Sport package as an option. The BMW X5 3.0sd Sport package embraces sport suspension settings, Sport leather steering wheel, 19 inch light-alloy wheels, front Sport seats, BMW Individual high-gloss satin chrome trim, and anthracite BMW individual roof lining.
The BMW X5 3.0sd has the impressive xDrive technology which applies the power to the road via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The xDrive four-wheel drive system is impressive in its own right, but with the addition of Dynamic Stability Control+ and Dynamic Traction Control, the BMW X5 3.0sd can boast the most advanced stability control system currently available on a production car in the world. DSC+ adds hill start assist, brake pre-tensioning, brake fade compensation and brake drying to the standard DSC package. This active safety package eclipses the bulk of all SUV and luxury cars on the world market today. On the passive safety front, the car bristles with new technology that encapsulates the driver and passengers inside a very strong safety cell which, in the event of a large accident, will protect all occupants with nothing short of a five star safety rating – the maximum rating possible from crash testing organisations.
The BMW X5 3.0sd is a fast and surefooted SUV. With plenty of room, engineering excellence and refinement, the BMW X5 3.0sd will be a delight to own.
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