Tag Archives: 2014 bmw x5
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is one of the most perfect SUVs in the market. This stunningly stylish super utility vehicle is one hell of an off-roader and yet is a favorite and strong status symbol for the high end families in the up-class suburbs. What’s newer with the already new SUV is that it has recently been awarded with the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honor by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Though what this amazing charmer can do and what it is used for isn’t always the same thing, this is a life for a luxury SUV it cannot escape from. The current 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class looks more aggressive yet it doesn’t come too strong on you thus holding on to its outward image. On the inside, this plush SUV sports swooping curves and sculpted lines with soft sedan-like features.
While the 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class does flaunt its off-roadness with sharp lines and masculine structure, it drives like a luxury sedan most of the time sporting a smooth, refined character behind the wheel. The SUV takes it all away with strong and responsive powertrain, secure handling and confident roadholding. The new 302 horsepower base V-6 engine in the M-class, which is a 3.6 liter 60-degree V6 engine was completely new last year and its one of the best V6 luxury engines. The gasoline engines especially tend to work well in concert with the seven sped automatic transmission, singing all the way up to the rev range with no rough edges. While the ML550 model sport a stronger, direct injection 4.6 liter V8 good for 402 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, the top-of-the-range ML63 AMG boasts a 5.5 liter biturbo V-8 making 518 hp and 516 pound feet of torque which gets better with the AMG Performance Package.
The 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class offers many of the same comforts, infotainment, connectivity and plush luxury features you’ll find in the brands top sedans like the S-class; as well as some features that help it stand out against other utility vehicles. To a list a few standouts, there is a heated or cooled cup holder that keeps a capability of heating up to 141 degrees F and there is an iPad docking station – positioned between the front seats and in view for the rear passengers (which is soon to be available in all Mercedes Benz models).
With classier and more upscale interiors than the previous generations, the M-Class still looks familiar in its current design; however, the detailing is more with a broad grille, large air dams and more lines and creasing on the sides.
Tasteful exterior, indulging interiors, the new 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class has turned out to be a pleasant vehicle to drive, even on a challenging track. The crossover faces tough competition with models like the redesigned 2014 BMW X5 that provides better handling, or the 2014 Porsche Cayenne, or the 2014 Acura MDX and Lexus RX 350. But for those who feel like cruising in dignified comfort, the 2014 Mercedes Benz M-Class is a good satisfaction.
There hasn’t been any automaker in the history to regret stepping into the premium market of SUVs. BMW is one more automaker to prove just that with its BMW X5. As soon as the vehicle set its feet or rather wheels in the market it became an instant success which was about 13 years ago. The BMW X5 2007 underwent quite some upgrades to increase the “sport utility” of the SUV and was also enhanced with the M Treatment and a tri-turbo M Performance for the European version.
The new BMW X5 2014, as the brand claims, is aerodynamically slipperier and has shed some weight, about 200 pounds. The new X5 will be set free with two gasoline engines. A 3.0 liter, single turbocharged inline-six engine will be features in the sDrive35i and xDrive35i. The engine holds a power of 300 hp and can produce 300 pound feet of torque. The second is a 4.4 twin-turbocharged V-8 engine producing a massive 445 horsepower producing a whopping 480 pound feet of torque in the xDrive50i. The brand claims that the stunning new SUV is capable to reach a speed of 60 mph from rest in 6.2 seconds for the six and in mere 4.9 seconds for the V-8. Moreover, a 3.0 liter diesel six will be added to the lineup in the early 2014 and will once again be branded as the xDrive35d offering 255 horsepower and 413 pound feet of torque and a sprint time of less than seven seconds to attain 60 mph from 0.
For the very first time in ever, since the launch of X5, BMW is going to offer a rear wheel drive model which will be the xDrive35i model. A breakthrough in the history of X5, this model has been brought up by the brand to break the doctrine of presenting only front wheel drive versions on the X5.
Each and every engine of the new 2014 BMW X5 is mated with an eight speed automatic transmission. The behavior of the SUV as well as its chassis is managed by a series of settings set by the “Eco Pro” mode which is present for the love of efficiency and the “Sport+” mode which is for a more aggressive drive. While the Eco Pro mode decouples the driveline as the driver lifts off the accelerator without hitting the brakes and alters climate control and heated seats for better energy saving, the Sport+ mode is responsible for heightening shift and throttle response, firming up the optional adjustable suspension and remapping the steering. Normal and Sport models are also available.
The new X5 features a bold and protruding front grille visually meeting with the xenon or LED headlights and a great deal of air vents and breathers adding to the aero-dynamism of the brawny new BMW X5. A rather tough competition to Audi Q7, the Cadillac SRX, the Mercedes Benz M-class and the Lexus RX, the new 2014 BMW X5 is soon to hit the showrooms with lost weight and gained style.
The creator of the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) Segment and segment bestseller – BMW X5 plunged into a newer sphere in its golden history with the launch of third generation featuring leisure and adventure simultaneously with a powerful engine and along with spacious interiors, luxury and vivid innovation. The 2014 X5 presents an all-rounder package catering demands of different customers. Eager buyers for ready customization can have variations made in the beast’s basic setup with M Sports Package, Pure Excellence and Pure Excellence Design World packages which include exterior visual enhancements and luxurious upgrades in the interiors.
BMW’s smart all-wheel x-Drive is integrated with Dynamic Performance Control included in various Dynamic and Professional suspension upgrades. The promotion also includes stability controls for better sporty handling. The choice of engine includes a V8 engine which produces 450 horsepower for X5 xDrive50i and a 258 horsepower diesel engine animating the xDrive30d. This is further added with M Performance upgrades in the format of the X5 M50d. Efficient Dynamics Technology by BMW enriches the fuel economy and reduces CO2 effluence. This optimization has been achieved by streamlining the new X5’s body by smart light weight build and better aerodynamics. The SAV is impressive with its load capacity ranging from 650 to 1870L after rear split seat folding.
BMW X5 likely to other X series model offers plenty of robustness, brilliant presence and vividness when it comes to looks recently updated in the new generation for catching multiple eyes. The muscular kidney grille, included within the quadrilateral of fog lamps and twin circular LED headlamps and the X-molded profile lines marks it as a member of the family. The three-dimensional underline of the lights adds a pinch of sophistication. The front shield is set to draw attention with air intakes placed at the sides while the robust underbody armor adds character to the versatility. The drag reducing curtains are added in the latest generation. The vertical hole guide air to create padding over the wheels before exiting through side panels. Large windows provide ample ambiance and pure vibe to passenger compartment along with clear vision. The L-form rear lights are strikingly appreciable.
The interiors are rich in art as well as appropriately sized. Distinctive contrasting shades and large dash board, along with elegant instrument panel add feel to the interiors. The bright and beautiful lighting available in the lighting packages bring detail and distinction between door panel and instrument panel. LEDs outlining the curvatures are bound to charm the passengers. “Design World” customization package enable buyers to provide a sense of individuality in the vehicle for both interiors and exteriors. The X5 offers and optional seven seat availability along with seat heating and multi-way seat adjustment configurations.
The Drive Assistant Plus Package provides safer drives by additional Active Cruise Control and Stop & Go Traffic Control which maintains a safe distance from any other vehicle upto a speed of 210kmph (13mph). In case of severe collisions active assistance system transmits vehicles location rendered by Intelligent Emergency Call system. BMW ConnectedDrive technologies assist drivability in poor vision and low light. Adaptive LED lights and anti-dazzle High Beam assistance enhance night driving.
The SUV buyers’ world has set its eyes at November 2013 when the new X5 will roll out in Germany along with other markets around the globe following high anticipation. The brilliant combo of leisure and off-roading thrill is alluring for many.