November 21, 2006

New BMW X5 to make North American debut at Los Angeles auto show

2007 BMW X5
2007 BMW X5. Click image to enlarge

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – The completely redesigned 2007 BMW X5 will
make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show, though it’s already available in showrooms, said the company.

Built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the new X5 offers new seven-passenger seating, fold-flat rear seats, a roomier cargo area and an automatic tailgate. It also features new Active Steering, Active Roll
Stabilization, Electronic Damping Control, rearview camera and variable second-row seating.

As in previous years, the X5 offers a choice of six-cylinder or V8 engines: the X5 3.0si and the 4.8i. The flagship 4.8i has BMW’s all-aluminum Valvetronic V8, boosted to 4.8 litres and 350 horsepower. The 3.0si features BMW’s new 260-horsepower aluminum/magnesium inline-six.

Standard equipment on both models is a new six-speed STEPTRONIC automatic; and in a change from previous years a six-speed manual is no
longer available.

BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system continues, enhanced via a closer link between the xDrive electronics and the X5’s Dynamic Stability Control.

In Canada, the 2007 X5 3.0si starts at $61,900, and the X5 4.8i begins at $73,500.

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