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BMW X5 xDrive50i powered by the new V8 engine

BMW X5 xDrive50i Design Pure ExperienceAt the launch, the most powerful version of the BMW X5 is the xDrive50i with the new-generation V8 engine. It develops 10 per cent or 30 kW/43 hp more power (330 kW/450 hp) than its predecessor, and combines this with a 16 per cent reduction in average fuel consumption. The improvement is down to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which in addition to twin turbochargers and High Precision Injection direct petrol injection now also includes Valvetronic variable valve timing, resulting in improved response and efficiency.

Maximum torque of this 4.4-litre engine is now 650 Newton metres / 479 lb-ft (+ 50 Nm / 37 lb-ft), which is delivered between 2,000 and 4,500 rpm. The new BMW X5 xDrive50i completes the 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) sprint in 5.0 seconds (– 0.5 seconds), and returns average fuel consumption of between 10.4 and 10.5 litres/100 km (27.2 – 26.9 mpg imp) – that’s a 2.0 litre/100 km (approx. 4.4 mpg imp) improvement. CO2 emissions are down 50 grams per kilometre, at 242/244 g/km (according to the EU test cycle and depending on tyre format).


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