2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d
- Fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway
- Performance: 0-60 in 6.9 seconds
- Pricing begins at $52,025—a $5,000 premium over the base X5 3.0-liter gas-powered version. (The X5 xDrive35d diesel is comparable in performance to the X5 4.8-liter gasoline vehicle, which starts at $55,625.)
- The X5 xDrive35d is be eligible for $1,550 tax credit
BMW calls it a Sports Activity Vehicle. It is one of the most well-rounded, high-performance, luxury-caliber SUVs in the marketplace. Now, it’s available with a diesel engine. The BMW X5 xDrive35d will share the same 3.0 liter biturbo inline-six diesel engine that will power the new diesel version of the BMW 335d. The two vehicles will launch together as a veritable one-two punch for clean diesel technology.
If you’re thinking about buying a X5 Diesel, you might also consider a Lexus RX 450h or a Mercedes ML 320 Bluetec. Compare these vehicles.
Diesel will grant the BMW X5 xDrive35d better fuel economy (as much as a 30 percent improvement to 19 city/26 highway) and higher torque than its gas-powered counterpart. This means the performance-tuned X5 diesel will have even greater acceleration and more low-end pulling power than ever. All while making cleaner emissions a reality.
The advanced diesel system will utilize BluePerformance urea injection, which will allow the BMW X5 xDrive35d to be sold in all 50 states, even those following California’s strict emissions standards. BluePerformance uses a solution called AdBlue, that is injected into the exhaust gas to turn nitrous oxides into nitrogen gas and water vapor. This works in conjunction with a particulate filter to further reduce emissions. The system works on virtually the same technology that Mercedes-Benz uses in its upcoming Bluetec SUVs.