While the auto industry is tending towards smaller and smaller cars, the fact is that subcompact vehicles are not for everyone. If you have a large family, an active outdoor sporting life, or perhaps work in a field that requires transporting lots of tools and equipment, then an SUV may be your optimal vehicle of choice. For those Phoenix Arizona motorists who appreciate quality craftsmanship and a luxury ride, the new 2011 BMW X5 SUV is the ideal.
Two Twin-Power turbo engines are available for the gas models (xDrive50i and xDrive35i). The eight-cylinder in the xDrive50i brings smoothness to the roads while the straight six-cylinder in the xDrive35i impresses through efficiency. When it comes to the diesel engines, the xDrive30d is the most efficient common rail diesel engine in its class. Equally efficient, yet with increased propulsion, is the final member of the engine quartet, the xDrive40d.
All four engines feature EfficientDynamics-increasing technologies that are implemented throughout the entire vehicle. The turbocharger with adjustable turbine geometry, the engine electronics controlled in parallel by several processors and the precise and fuel-saving direct fuel injection are just a few of the sophisticated technologies on offer. What all of this means in the end is that a standard gas engine model is projected to go at 31 mpg, which is impressive for a car of this stature.
As far as the body design goes, a long wheelbase, short overhangs and powerful contours express its elegantly sporting nature. The muscular, sculpted bonnet is a clear indication of the power that lies beneath while the dynamically contoured sides and L-shape rear lights with LED technology underscore the vehicle’s elegance.
Within the interior of the BMW X5: fine woods, selected leathers and metal elements create an atmosphere of refined luxury. Intelligently positioned storage compartments and an ergonomically designed instrument panel provide user-friendly solutions to all motoring problems. BMW iDrive is intuitively operated using the centrally positioned controller and Control Display to give you fast and simple access to all of the comfort and entertainment functions.
Phoenix Arizona residents can view and test drive the new 2011 BMW X5, or any other current year production model BMW, at BMW North Scottsdale on Scottsdale Rd, or Chapman BMW on Camelback. As the X5 model has been in production for some time, Phoenix Arizona customers can also find quality used models at many Phoenix Valley area dealerships.