NEW FOR 2011:

– xDrive30i replaced with xDrive35i
– xDrive48i replaced with xDrive50i
– New eight-speed automatic transmission

For 2011, the BMW X5 receives two new engines. A TwinPower single-turbo six-cylinder engine upgrades the xDrive30i to the xDrive35i, while the xDrive48i receives the TwinPower turbo V8 from the X6 xDrive50i, turning it into the xDrive50i. Both upgrade from six- to eight-speed automatic transmissions with shift paddles. The xDrive35d and X5M models are unchanged.

The X5 comes with a choice of four engines. The xDrive35i uses a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder with twin-scroll turbocharger and eight-speed automatic. The xDrive35d uses a 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder turbodiesel with six-speed automatic transmission. The xDrive50i uses a 4.4-litre TwinPower turbocharged V8 with eight-speed automatic. The X5M also uses a 4.4-litre TwinPower turbocharged V8, but with higher output and with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the xDrive35i include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, automatic adaptive bi-xenon headlamps with washers, adaptive brake lights, tire pressure warning system, rain-sensing wipers with heated washer jets, heated mirrors, alarm system with interior motion sensor, self-charging keyless fob, black roof rails, cruise control, heated multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic adjustment, cruise control, split-folding rear seats, power windows, ten-way heated leatherette seats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, USB port, iPod connectivity, BMW Assist, Bluetooth connectivity, and iDrive.

The xDrive35d is similarly equipped.

The xDrive50i adds Park Distance Control, power-folding auto-dimming mirrors, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, panoramic sunroof, Nevada leather upholstery, and ten-speaker sound system.

The X6M adds 20-inch alloy wheels, M-specific rear-bias xDrive, automatic power liftgate, Comfort Access, M mirrors, M front apron and side sills, anthracite roof liner, power tilt and telescopic M-specific steering wheel, ten-way heated leather M sport seats, and voice-controlled navigation system.

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