The driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

The driving dynamics of the BMW X5 ensure driving fun every time you get behind the wheel, with every twist and turn and at all speeds. The driver assist systems guarantee perfect contact with the driving surface, be it on tight bends, during steep descents or at high speeds.

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RULES THE ROAD.The driving dynamics of the BMW X5.


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, energy management and the vehicle concept 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 supports a driving style that optimises fuel consumption.


At the peak of its power: discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.


At the peak of its power: discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.


The 8-speed Automatic Transmission Steptronic sets a new benchmark in terms of dynamic performance and efficiency and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics.

The particularly 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 increased sporty flair and dynamic performance.

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 an vehicle that offers an exhilarating combination of sheer dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.

  • Engine

    The M Performance TwinPower Turbo straight six-cylinder diesel engine combines common rail direct injection and a unique three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. Extremely eager response, high torque at low revs and a wide rev range characterise this exceptional power unit.

    These engine characteristics make for spontaneous dynamics, with 740 Nm torque, a peak output of 280 kW and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.3 seconds. This impressive performance combines with average fuel consumption of 6.7 l/100 km and CO₂ emissions of 177 g/km to produce an outstanding dynamics-to-efficiency ratio, once again underlining the innovative power of BMW. The BMW X5 M50d gains its unmistakable character from the model-specific harmonisation of steering, suspension and the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system.

  • Suspension

    The Adaptive M suspension ensures that the BMW X typical agility takes an even sportier quality on board. Dynamic Damping Control and air suspension for the rear axle are designed for an ultra-sporty drive, profiting from exact, precisely-controllable handling qualities.

    The Adaptive Suspension Package Dynamic gives the BMW X5 M50d maximum agility, precision and lateral dynamics. Model-specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee even more neutral steering and reduce body side tilt on bends.

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 even more agility. When you choose one of the Adaptive Suspension Packages, you opt for more driving comfort, increased dynamics – or for the most effective combination of the two.

  • Active steering

    Active steering offers a new dimension of steering comfort with precision, agility and comfort in every situation on the road.
    At slow speeds, such as when driving in town, when parking and on winding roads, active steering enlarges the steering angle. You can handle tight manoeuvres with a smaller movement of the steering wheel and without having to shuffle-steer. It improves the agility of your BMW and parking becomes much easier.

  • Adaptive Suspension Packages

    The BMW X5 drives as majestically as it looks – particularly with the optional Adaptive Suspension Packages. Whether sporty or comfortable, these packages guarantee the best possible road-holding in all situations.

  • Comfort

    The Comfort Adaptive Suspension Package achieves maximum driving comfort while retaining hallmark BMW driving dynamics properties. It allows you to individually adjust the suspension and damping response at any time. The rear axle air suspension included guarantees a consistently high level of driving comfort regardless of the car's load state.

    If you want a more dynamic suspension, Driving Experience Control offers you the additional options of Sport and Sport+ mode.

  • Dynamic

    The Dynamic Adaptive Suspension Package lets you further optimise the dynamic potential of your car. Dynamic Performance Control, included in the feature, and Dynamic Drive guarantee very sporty driving dynamics in general, reflected mainly in a very neutral steering response and minimum side tilt of the body when taking bends. While at the same time, you retain a high level of drive comfort.

  • Professional

    The best of both worlds is provided by the Professional Active Suspension Package, which combines the features of the Comfort Adaptive Suspension Package and the Dynamic Adaptive Suspension Package, for both maximum driving comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.

  • Adaptive M Suspension

    The Adaptive M Suspension offers increased driving dynamics and gets maximum potential out of your car. Features include Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension at the rear axle, with a set-up designed for a particularly sporty driving response. The Adaptive M Suspension is only available as part of the M Sport package.


The intelligent all-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 agile, BMW typical 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 manner. 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, more agile and more dynamic, ensuring you always arrive at your destination safely.


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.

  • Air Curtain and Air Breather

    The front apron is a prominent design feature that embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The integrated Air Curtain channels air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches. The accelerated air flow creates a kind of "curtain" on the outer side of the wheels. Then there’s the Air Breather, which channels the air flow at the front wheels. These innovative technologies reduce turbulence and air resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

  • Air vent control

    The automatic air vent control uses a sensor to continuously assess the current cooling needs of the engine and opens or closes the radiator air vents in response. This optimises aerodynamics and shortens the warm-up phase for reduced fuel consumption.

  • Rear spoiler and Air Blade

    The rear spoiler at the roof edge and the Air Blades joined to it at the sides go together to form a highly efficient so-called "trailing edge". The precisely defined air flow at the rear reduces disruptive air swirl and the braking effect of negative pressure to a minimum.


The ECO PRO mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study. The "coasting" function, the Route-ahead assist and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further five percent.
With the "coasting" function 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 assist recognizes bends, built-up areas, speed limits and highway exits, and gives the driver advance tips when to stop accelerating.
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.