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
  • Suspension

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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
  • Adaptive Suspension Packages
  • Comfort
  • Dynamic
  • Professional
  • Adaptive M Suspension


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
  • Air vent control
  • Rear spoiler and Air Blade


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.