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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

 
 
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:53 AM
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Yeah, but the N54 is a better engine from the enthusiast's perspective. More top end power and tuning capabilities. Even BMW knows that.

- Mike
Hey Mike, what's your take on BMW downgrading the diesel engine instead of upgrading it for the new X5? I realize the new car will be lighter and have an 8-speed (or even the newer 9-speed) tranny so the slight downgrade in performance will probably (or hopefully) be minimal, but come on seriously?!!!. Is it all just to achieve a better MPG and if that's the case is it worth the disappointment? I'm sure I'm not the only one here who was expecting a more powerful engine with better MPG (a la X40d engine) for the new X5d...
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