The all new 2012 BMW X5 has been unleashed after a long time of 5 years after its upgrade. BMW X5 has some new features for 2012. The 2012 SUV is simply named “The Big Tech Roller”. As you know that automobile makers create a design and leave it for 2-3 continuous years for some minor updates before the creation and launch. Same as in case of 2012 SUV; BMW X5’s design was left untouched after 2007.
Some Basic Features:
- BMW N55 Engine
- 3-Liter Straight Six Cylinder
- Direct Injection for Fuel
- Twin Scroll Turbocharger (For boosting the power)
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission (latest BMW technology)
- All-Wheel-Drive System (includes road-holding technologies torque vectoring and corner braking)
- Electronic Cabin (based on GPS system, also reads Facebook and feed out Twitter) – Also includes google local search and some social media applications.
- Navigation System Maps (similar to Audi)
These are some basic and most recent used technologies by BMW for its new Tech Roller SUV BMW X5.
Some Unliked Features:
- Weight – The main problem and unliked feature is the weight problem. BMW X5 is over 4,000 pounds. Now you think that what is problem for heavy weight. The problem is that BMW X5 consumes a lot of Gas to move. However, many superior fuel efficiency technologies are unleashed but this beast takes a lot of gas to move. Simply you can say that fuel efficiency is average.
- Steering Wheel – BMW has managed its handling characters a lot from the beginning. But the steering wheel’s feel of BMW X5 is somehow heavy as a luxury SUV.
BMW X5 Specifications:
- Model Name – 2012 BMW X5
- Drive Train – All-Wheel-Drive
- Trim – xDrive35i Sport
- Power – 3-Liter Straight Six Cylinder, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, Direct Injection for Fuel
- Average (Fuel Economy) – City: 16mpg | Highway: 23 mpg
- Fuel (Observed) – 19.2 mpg
- Bluetooth Interface – Standard, also integrated contact list
- Media Player – Standard; Single CD, MP3-Compatible
- MP3 Player – iPod integrated
- Audio (Digital) – USB drive | AUX Input | Satellite Radio | Onboard Hard Drive | BT Streaming
- Audio (System) – 10 Speaker System; 205-Watts
- Driver Aids – Automatic high beams | head-up display | split-view front camera | rear-view camera
Pricing for BMW X5:
- Price (Tested) – $68,325
- Price (Base) – $47,500
As 2012 BMW X5 has some bads in its weight and steering wheel but overall it’s a great SUV. But competetors have a full chance to improve these problems in their overcoming SUVs.
Maybe you have to wait until 2013 for the updated BMW X5 with a lighter body. Although, BMW automakers had proved themselves much stable and clear in their designs, technologies and demands. Stay updated to us for latest upgrades and upcomng vehicles.
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