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2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i review and price

April 27th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

About 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i

The all new BMW X5 xDrive35i 2011 model is a spawned version of the original BMW X5 with a whole new surprises for

2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i photo

2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i

those who loved the original model. When the X6 model was introduced into the market, it was packed with useful features that buyers were able to enjoy such as a 400-hp twin turbo, 300-hp twin turbocharged inline-six, among others. Sadly though, the X5 was not as impressive with its 260-hp inline-six, naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and 350-hp V-8.

Thankfully, the 2011 model of BMW X5 xDrive35i is not languished with any of these complaints. It comes with two choices of power motors to run this vehicle with, namely the 400-hp eight or the 300-hp six. Both turbocharged motors are secured in a slot beneath the Roundel-stamped hood. There are also a few similar features from other models such as X6’s 4.4-liter carry over V8, as well as the N55 single-turbo inline-six. This powerful vehicle can also produce up to 1200 rpm in peak torque band, then holding it all the way up to as much as 5000 rpm.

2011 BMW X5

When it comes to shifting gears, the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i offers eight-speed automatic transmission that was also used in the 5-series and 7-series GT. You will delight in the eight-speed transmission setup as it offers a smooth and efficient ride, regardless of your driving style. You will also delight in the difference for each speed setting since the ratios are evenly spaced out so you really feel like the speed transmission is individually different.

For practical users, fuel economy is one area to focus on. It is important to note though that BMW has taken that a bit further upwards on here, but makes up for it via a more efficient brake regeneration system and the use of a deep-cycle battery, which helps to reduce the drag on the engine when your vehicle is either braking or coasting.


*There were several new technologies incorporated into the vehicle design for a more precise driving experience, such as the lane departure warning, active cruise control, and cameras mounted on the vehicle to provide additional set of eyes for the driver.

*You have two trim packages to choose from for the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i: the Premium Package costing $5,800 and the Sport Activity Package costing at $2,500.


*Some users who’ve tried the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i have complained about the downshift feature on the transmission.

*Another major issue that arose during the test drives would have to be the throttle, which requires a deeper stab before it can take full effect into your driving.

*There is not enough exterior improvement with this revamped version of the X5 to distinguish it from the model that it replaced.

The Bottom Line

Depending on your driving requirements and which package you choose to buy, then the 2011 model of BMW X5 xDrive35i could be reasonably priced. And knowing that it is manufactured by BMW, one of the longest running and most reliable auto manufacturers in the industry, then there shouldn’t be any question on the quality that this new vehicle model can deliver.

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