BMW X X xDrive i The Ultimate X xDrive i Driving Machine®THE BMW X .TEST THE LIMITS OF EXHILARATION.BMW Efﬁ cientDynamicsLess emissions. More driving pleasure.
POWER, PLEASURE ANDALL-ROADS PERFORMANCE. The silhouette of a sleek, muscular coupe. The dynamic traction of an SAV.® The lightning-quick cornering of Dynamic Performance Control. The BMW X6 is the world’s ﬁ rst four-door Sports Activity Coupe® – a concept where TwinPower Turbocharging, sophisticated luxury, and ﬂ exible storage and seating all support your driving ambitions.
Editorial ALLURING. ELEGANT. TOTALLY UNIQUE. The world’s first Sports Activity Coupe® has inspired many would-be competitors to copy the BMW X concept. But not one has equalled its combination of elegant coupe style, all-road agility, five-door practicality, fuel efficiency and jaw-dropping sports car performance. The X is an automotive tour de force – from the brilliant, available LED headlights to the bright thinking behind all the features, inside and out, that delight driver and passengers alike. It is perfectly at ease mastering slippery downhill drives and making sophisticated uptown scenes. It makes no compromises. And it will definitely attract attention, wherever it goes.The BMW X Technology Equipment OverviewA POWERFUL INNOVATIONS AND PERSONALIZED SPECIFICATIONSPERSPECTIVE. REVELATIONS. PERFORMANCE. AND SERVICES. Design BMW ConnectedDrive Equipment combinations Build Your Own Grabs attention – and the road. Intelligent networking for greater convenience, infotainment and safety. BMW Individual Technical data Dynamics Breaking new ground. Setting new BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics Exterior colors BMW Services standards. Vehicles that require little and give a lot. Exclusive offers for BMW customers. Upholstery colors and materials BMW ConnectedDrive BMW TwinPower Turbo engines Connectivity that stands apart. It all revolves around you. Several Interior trims thousand times per minute. BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics Recommended color combinations Indulge your passion while protecting Advanced driving technologies the environment. Innovative systems for more driving Equipment features and options pleasure. Daring designs Original BMW Accessories Dramatically different: Wally. Safety features High-tech bodyguards: active and passive Interior design safety features. A familiar perspective inside a unique vehicle. bmwusa.com/X Equipment of model shown: BMW X xDrive i Engine: -valve BMW TwinPower Turbo . -liter inline six-cylinder engine Output: hp Wheels: " Y Spoke (Style ) light alloy wheels with mixed tires Want the inside scoop on BMW? Exterior color: Midnight Blue Metallic Upholstery: Ivory White Extended Nappa Leather You can ﬁ nd us on Facebook® at Interior trim: Dark Bamboo Wood facebook.com/bmwusa. For technical speciﬁ cations, see pages - .04 05 Contents
GRABS ATTENTION – AND THE ROAD. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”06 07 Design
TURBOCHARGED EXCITEMENT. EXHILARATION HAS A NAME: X . The X6 is a born performer that will raise eyebrows and then pulse rates – especially the ﬁ rst time you experience curve-grabbing, acceleration-boosting Dynamic Performance Control. BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engines include the award-winning inline six-cylinder that propels the X6 xDrive35i with smooth, rapid conﬁ dence; an efﬁ cient 400-hp V-8 drives the X6 xDrive50i. And now, with the available BMW M Performance Package, both X6 models harness more horses for unending thrills. Press the accelerator pedal – and hold on.Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations.Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”08 09 Design
ADAPTABLE GRIP. SMART BRAKES. CONQUER ANY ROAD IN ANY WEATHER. Not all roads are dry and level. That’s good news for the BMW X6. It welcomes challenges, easily tackling wet or rough surfaces, tight corners, steep climbs and steeper downhills. On steep downhill grades, press the Hill Descent Control button to help keep the BMW X6 to a steady crawl without even touching the brakes. Speaking of brakes, Dynamic Stability Control includes four innovative brake- optimizing features. When stopped on a hill, Start-off Assistant helps keepthe BMW X6 from rolling after you take your foot off the brake pedal. When you quickly take your foot off the accelerator, Brake Stand-by anticipates the need for a short stop, and pre-tenses the calipers. Whenever moisture is detected, Brake Drying periodically, discreetly brings the brake pads into contact with the rotors to help dry them. And on long, gradual downhill slopes, BMW’s Brake Fade Compensation helps keep your brake pedal action even, so you don’t have to keep increasing brake pressure. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”12 13 Dynamics
DRIVE ALL YOU WANT.YOU CAN’T THROW ITOFF GUARD. In addition to inventing its own class, the BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe® brings with it a host of innovative technologies. For example, power distribution is nominally 40% front axle, 60% rear, for balanced handling. However, BMW’s xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive technology continuously and undetectably transfers power forward and back between both axles, depending upon which has greater traction. And Dynamic Performance Control adds a secondary functionality of shifting power between the rear wheels. This helps maintain the sportier driving dynamics associated with rear-wheel-drive vehicles, so you get the best of both worlds: sporty road feel combined with pavement-hugging traction. It’s an idea that perfectly fits the BMW X6. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”
BMW CONNECTED DRIVE.CONNECTIVITYTHAT STANDS APART. Keep totally informed and in touch at all times. Everyday driving is now easier and more assured, thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive features that provide you with vital up-to-the-second information. Avoid trafﬁ c jams with Google Maps™-assisted Navigation system with Real Time Trafﬁ c Information. See what’s way ahead in the dark with infrared BMW Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection. Gain a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings when parking with Rear-view and Top-view Cameras. Driver assistance systems, such as Active Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning, help you reach your destination safely. Head-up Display helps you keep your eyes focused on the road by streaming relevant data, such as speed, Navigation system instructions and warning messages from the driver assistance systems, directly onto the windshield. And, should something unforeseen occur while en route, BMW Assist™ will automatically make an emergency call while giving aid services your accurate position. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.” BMW ConnectedDrive In touch with your world.
INDULGE YOUR PASSION WHILE PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT. BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics: innovations in sustainability. The BMW X makes it clear at a glance: compromise is not an option. That’s why, thanks to BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics technology, the X is able to balance its great power with high efﬁ ciency and low emissions. The X ’s inline six and V- TwinPower Turbo engines make use of BMW’s Valvetronic variable intake engine technology that helps engines “breathe” better. This, combined with High Precision Direct Injection technology, virtually eliminates turbo lag while delivering one of the most fuel-efﬁ cient ratings in both engine classes. BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics’ measures extend to the -speed transmission that efﬁ ciently maximizes engine power; intelligent lightweight construction that shaves fuel-consuming excess pounds; environmentally compatible manufacturing and recycling techniques; and Brake Energy Regeneration technology, which makes practical use of the kinetic energy normally wasted when braking or coasting. Add in the myriad other inspired Efﬁ cientDynamics technologies and it’s no wonder BMW has been internationally recognized for industry-leading environmental sustainability, year after year. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”18 19 BMW EfficientDynamics
Daring designs: futuristic boats and the BMW X . A bold innovator in yacht design, Milan-born Luca Bassani Antivari’s seminal concepts from the early s, initially derided, are now global design icons. DR AMATICALLY DIFFERENT: MISTER WALLY. His debut motor yacht, the -foot, , -hp Wallypower, surges from Monaco to Portoﬁ no in a short one and a half hours. Once there, you enjoy your aperitif – not on the stuffy afterdeck, but on the foredeck, cooled by the evening breeze – another of Bassani’s ideas. As for the prism-shape superstructure, that was actually sketched by Bassani’s children. It was their vision of a cool boat for Batman. Clearly, Bassani likes to get to the heart of Ever since Luca Bassani Antivari breezed in matters in his own particular way. And when this with his ﬁ rst futuristic -foot racing vessel, charming provocateur does anything, he does there have really been only two types of ultra- it with utter conviction. The Wallypower stands exclusive yachts: the traditional and the Wally. as a design icon and even became a ﬁ lm star The latter is already an icon of our time, in the science ﬁ ction movie, The Island. It also synonymous with cool, clever modernity. became the prototype for his motor yacht range, from the new -foot WallyOne to a -foot, Bassani, , is a bold nonconformist who four-cabin rocket capable of knots. exudes a surprisingly quiet certainty. Every gesture says, “I’m on exactly the right track.” It’s easy to see why Bassani enjoys his BMW X , The name of his Monaco-based company is with its focus on driving pleasure and strong also surprising. You have to be fairly laid back to individual presence. He can even imagine a name your business after an American comic lighter version of the vehicle – one that uses the strip character. But it all makes sense because composite-ﬁ ber technology used on his boats. Bassani’s boats always surprise with their “Ultimately,” he says, “a car has to be like a boat: unusual character and technical solutions. For to give enjoyment, look good and drive well. example, the -foot two-master Wallygator II has an unusually wide stern and a special Otherwise it doesn’t interest me.” THE anchor management system in the center. We meet in a north Italian boatyard, the bare ESSENCE structure of Bassani’s third Wally standing inverted in front of us. Bassani’s creations are OF COOL AT SE A . audacious, surprising and refreshingly different. It’s easy to think that Bassani is being provoca- tive on purpose with the daring simplicity of his boats. But Wally is not different for its own sake. “Wally is a way of looking at things,” he says. “A way of considering what is really needed on the water and ﬁ nding new solutions.” The initial Wallypower sketch was a drawing of a Batman boat done by Bassani’s children. Bassani’s boats are not different for effect. Their differences are their strengths.20 21 Daring designs
A FAMILIAR PERSPECTIVE INSIDE A UNIQUE VEHICLE. On the road and behind the wheel, the X stands out. This Sports Activity Coupe® may be difﬁ cult to classify at ﬁ rst glance. But from behind the wheel, it is pure BMW. The leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel swiftly transmits your every driving input; steering wheel-mounted paddles make shifting through the gears a motorsport-inspired experience. Gauges and instrument dials, enhanced with elegant Pearl Gloss trim, are easy to read; every control is conveniently placed within arm’s length. Covering the instrument panel in soft leather adds to the premium ambiance. Standard appointments include iDrive, which offers a variety of entertainment and communications options, six programmable memory buttons, and a hard drive with GB of space that can store up to , songs. Kneepads that give your legs a better grip in tight turns add a unique touch. And the commanding seat position reminds you: once you’re in the BMW X , you’re in charge of the road. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”22 23 Interior design
DEGREES OFPURE BMW LUXURY. Luxury every day. You have to hand it to the BMW designers: they truly understand the concept of comfort. The BMW X offers a spacious interior that seats up to ﬁ ve, with a surprising amount of leg- and headroom for both the front and back seats. And while some all-wheel-drive vehicles may favor utility over luxury, the BMW X impresses with a wealth of premium interior features, such as supple leather upholstery and exotic Dark Bamboo Wood trim. So no matter what the scenery outside offers, the view of the cabin is always ﬁ rst-rate. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”
NOW YOUR BMW CONNECTS YOU TO EVEN MORE THAN BMW ConnectedDrive THE ROAD: INTRODUCING BMW CONNECTED DRIVE. In touch with your world. BMW drivers have long been accustomed to seamless communication between their vehicles and their personal and professional lives – making hands-free phone calls, and using BMW Assist™ to request information or assistance. Now, with the BMW ConnectedDrive concept, that idea has come to encompass all the services and innovative technologies that network BMW vehicles and their passengers with the outside world. BMW ConnectedDrive provides greater convenience, infotainment, safety and security. Convenience. BMW ConnectedDrive innovations include helpful devices that make driving, navigating and parking much easier – and leave you Every day, our world is becoming increasingly networked. Many BMW drivers, however, are better much more relaxed. connected than the rest, obtaining information on the road, communicating by phone or email, and always updated on the latest events. BMW ConnectedDrive encompasses all these services, including trafﬁ c features that allow BMW vehicles and their occupants to network with the outside world. Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function and Front Collision Warning System lets you preset both desired speed and following distance. When Active Cruise Control recognizes slower vehicles ahead, it reduces your speed to maintain a preset distance. Once the lane ahead becomes free, the system accelerates up to the desired speed. In slow-moving trafﬁ c, Stop & Go can bring you to a complete stop, if needed. The Front Collision Warning System alerts you if your vehicle is in danger of running into the vehicle ahead. If necessary, the brake system also prepares to engage. Even when not using the Active Cruise Control technology, the Front Collision Warning System is still active. Top-, Side- and Rear-view Cameras around the vehicle show the surroundings on the Control Display, for enhanced visibility. The Top- view Camera provides a bird’s-eye view of the road alongside the doors. These images, taken by cameras positioned in the exterior mirrors, help guide you when maneuvering in tight spaces. Side-view Cameras in the front bumpers show trafﬁ c approaching the front of the vehicle from the sides, such as when exiting a garage. The Rear-view Camera, located behind the BMW badge on the trunk lid, shows the area behind the vehicle. Working with Park Distance Control, interactive guidelines indicate if the vehicle can ﬁ t in a parking space, and display parking trajectories and turn angles. Enhanced mobile networking. The BMW Vision ConnectedDrive is a visionary Roadster whose amazing design goes far deeper than its dynamic, ﬂ owing lines. Three levels in the interior each symbolize a facet of BMW ConnectedDrive – Convenience, Infotainment and Safety; accompanying functions and controls are highlighted with different colored lights that illuminate information. An extraordinary synthesis of exterior and interior style and substance, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive points the way to a mobile networking future. More information on this concept vehicle and further research projects can be found in the Future Lab. Cruise control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and otherwise bmw.com/futurelab controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, trafﬁ c and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether and how the system is used. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”26 27 BMW ConnectedDrive
STAY TOTALLY IN TOUCH Whether you’re far from home or just in the next town, BMW Assist™ offers convenience and peace of mind. There are new ConnectedDriveWHEREVER YOU GO – WITH features that extend BMW’s leadership in wireless communications. Marvel at an extensive array of new Mobile Ofﬁ ce functions. Get a visualBMW CONNECTED DRIVE. image of your callers. With BMW Assist, you enjoy all this – and more. bmwusa.com/connecteddrive BMW Apps lets you access Social Networks, music PlugIn and Video Use the time you spend in your vehicle even more effectively with BMW’s Playback through your iPhone, and see them on the Display screen. ® Mobile Ofﬁ ce feature. For example, text messages and emails can be Tune in to Web radio and search for stations from around the globe transferred from your Bluetooth paired phone directly to the vehicle’s by name, location or genre. You can also store your favorite stations, iDrive Display and can be read back to you using Text-to-speech func- ﬁ nd similar stations, display station information, and change the quality tionality and the vehicle’s audio system. Thanks to Bluetooth audio of the audio. Your favorite entries are stored on your iPhone, so you can streaming, you can enjoy wireless playback of your music ﬁ les; your take them with you from one vehicle to another. personal audio library can even be accessed via the iDrive Controller. Please note: • A broadband data link is required. The costs for this (e.g., data roaming) are regulated by the customer agreement with the mobile phone service provider. Not all mobile phones are compatible with Mobile Ofﬁ ce, and some compatible phones support • Not all features available while vehicle is in motion; see dealer for details. a limited number of Mobile Ofﬁ ce functions. For the complete list of compatible mobile phones • Web radio audio quality depends on the bit rate of the station, and data reception and the details regarding which Mobile Ofﬁ ce functions are supported by each phone, please visit depends on your cell service. Data transfer comes over the iPhone. bmwusa.com/bluetooth. Access content from your Twitter™ and Facebook® accounts to stay MyInfo allows you to send business locations and street addresses on top of what’s happening with friends and family. The system can to your BMW from Google Maps.™ Destinations and phone numbers even read posts aloud, so you can keep your focus on the road. You can can be accessed and exported to your Navigation system for immediate quickly post prewritten tweets that are further personalized by your BMW route guidance. to let everyone know where you are and that you’re enjoying the drive. When you select PlugIn from the BMW Apps menu, the iPhone exports BMW Online allows online access to up-to-date fuel prices and gas a typical iPod® look and control to your BMW through the video connec- station locations; the latest weather forecasts, advisories and warnings; tion. You can then search for your favorite music by playlist, artist, album, Dow Jones, S&P and NASDAQ indices; and the powerful reach of song, genre or composer, just as you would on your iPhone. the Google Maps database – all delivered on the Control Display inside Please note: The BMW Connected App must be installed on your iPhone for the PlugIn to connect. your vehicle. Access news headlines and have them read aloud via Text- to-speech technology. “Send to Mail” pinpoints your current location and planned destination, and allows you to send the information to any smart- phone or email account. Then it’s just a quick hyperlink to Google Maps for your friends and family to see where you are and where you’re going. Part of BMW Apps, Pandora Radio is an innovative streaming audio Enhanced functions for the iPod and USB adapter add to the ease service that delivers personalized music selections right to your BMW. and pleasure of using your iPod or iPhone. Want to know which CD that Create new stations and tailor your listening experience by rating songs song comes from? The album cover is shown on your Display screen. with either a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Even while listening, you can Don’t purchase additional cables – your iPod or iPhone’s original USB stay in touch: your BMW can still receive calls through Bluetooth® without cable connects to your BMW’s USB port. Another rare feature: with missing a beat. BMW Assist and Bluetooth audio streaming, you can wirelessly play music through the BMW audio system from any Bluetooth compatible music player or mobile phone, from anywhere in your vehicle. In fact, the audio library appears on the Display screen, where you can use the iDrive Controller knob to make your selection. Enjoy the instant gratiﬁ cation of music on-demand in your BMW, thanks BMW Assist gives you peace of mind knowing that a friendly response to MOG® – another part of BMW Apps. Browse, search and play any of specialist is there to help you / , at the touch of a button. The Safety million songs in the MOG music library. Subscribing to MOG’s Primo Plan includes Automatic Collision Notiﬁ cation, Emergency Request service allows you to take advantage of the seamless integration of MOG’s (SOS), TeleService, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen mobile app. Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations and MyInfo. The Convenience Plan adds personalized Directions, Trafﬁ c and Weather reports, BMW Online and Concierge services for restaurant and hotel recommendations, Requires BMW Apps option and an iPhone. with the destination address and phone number sent to your BMW. Make up to four operator-assisted calls per year with Critical Calling Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ ca- if your mobile phone is not available or its battery is discharged. tions. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”28 29 BMW ConnectedDrive
BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS. BMW EfficientDynamics VEHICLES THAT REQUIRE LITTLE AND GIVE A LOT. Less emissions. More driving pleasure. BMW was one of the ﬁ rst automotive manufacturers to pursue efﬁ cient driving technologies – one part of our award-winning sustainability strategy. Our commitment to Efﬁ cientDynamics means we are continuously developing innovative systems that bring us closer to our long-term goal of emis- sions-free mobility. However, we remain equally committed to driving pleasure, which is being pursued in different ways. First, there is the continuing optimization of conventional diesel- and gasoline-powered models. Second, BMW hybrid vehicles are already on the road. Third, the ﬁ rst percent electrically powered BMW – the BMW ActiveE – is being distributed in a ﬁ eld trial to customers. And fourth, the ﬂ eet of BMW Hydrogen vehicles BMW is passionate about researching and developing systems that ensure advanced and efﬁ cient impressively demonstrated the potential for combining hydrogen drive with a combustion engine. mobility. Which is why the BMW X , like every BMW, comes with comprehensive, multi-award-winning Since BMW has been able to reduce the CO emissions of its entire ﬂ eet by approximately percent. BMW has rolled out more than two BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics technology. BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics innovations reduce fuel consumption million vehicles equipped with Efﬁ cientDynamics: models already produce less than g of CO per mile, and BMW intends to achieve a and CO emissions while maximizing engine output and dynamic performance. Less fuel, more driving further percent reduction by . BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics represents the most comprehensive package of innovative technologies currently pleasure – a contradiction that BMW has resolved once and for all. in production, for reducing fuel consumption and emissions while simultaneously creating The Ultimate Driving Machine.® Different paths to the same destination: unmistakable BMW driving pleasure. Under the umbrella of the BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics project, BMW is continuously developing innovative systems that will bring us closer to the goal of emissions-free mobility in the long term. This BMW program for more driving pleasure is based on several pillars: Eco-friendly technology. The development of more efﬁ cient vehicles powered by conventional diesel and gasoline engines are continuing chal- lenges. A comprehensive technology directive enables the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions, while at the same time increasing power output and driving enjoyment. These advances are based on innovations such as BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, Brake Energy Regeneration, air curtain front apron design, and many others. BMW ActiveHybrid. With the BMW ActiveHybrid and the BMW ActiveHybrid , BMW has impressive hybrid production models in its line. Soon the BMW ActiveHybrid will be joining the team. All these models combine outstanding efﬁ ciency with superlative dynamic ability. BMW Electric Vehicles. The BMW ActiveE is the ﬁ rst % electric – % BMW vehicle. A milestone for Efﬁ cientDynamics, the BMW ActiveE achieves emissions-free mobility without compromising the performance that is a BMW trademark. Based on the Series Coupe, it launched in early . The BMW i brand will launch two completely new vehicle concepts for sustainable mobility in an urban environment. Key features of the BMW i and BMW i include the use of lightweight materials such as Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), electric drive systems, powerful battery tech- nology and eco-friendly production methods. The BMW i launches in and the i in ; both are an important part of BMW Efﬁ cientDynamics technologies. bmwactivatethefuture.com bmw-i-usa.com THE BMW X SPORTS ACTIVITY COUPE. ® BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS INNOVATIONS. BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Beneﬁ ting from BMW’s -speed Sport Automatic transmission. This transmission provides innovative twin-scroll turbocharging technology that reclaims the energy extremely fast shifting in both automatic and STEPTRONIC shift modes. contained in exhaust gases, the X engines deliver quick acceleration By increasing the number of gears to eight, the transmission provides while virtually eliminating turbo lag. a more efﬁ cient shifting sequence and improved fuel economy. High Precision Direct Injection. In this latest-generation direct fuel Electric Power Steering. Unlike conventional, hydraulic steering injection system, the piezo injectors are positioned very close to the systems, electric power steering draws power only during actual steering spark plugs. They inject fuel at high pressure, with extreme precision, movements. When the steering wheel position is constant, the electric for very efﬁ cient combustion. motor is inactive. Double-VANOS valve timing. BMW’s VANOS valve timing system Brake Energy Regeneration. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the “steplessly” varies the points in the combustion cycle when valves open alternator generates electricity only when the driver takes his or her foot and close. Double-VANOS refers to the fact that it operates on both the off the accelerator. The kinetic energy that was previously unharnessed intake and exhaust camshafts. Electronically controlled in response to is transformed into electrical energy, which is then fed into the battery. engine speed, temperature and load, it reduces emissions, and enhances In this way, electricity is generated without consuming fuel. low- to medium-speed torque, as well as fuel efﬁ ciency. Valvetronic. BMW’s Valvetronic valve control system improves engine response and reﬁ nement, while also helping to reduce fuel consumption. The system helps the engine “breathe” better by providing fully variable lift adjustment of the inlet valves. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ ca- tions. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”30 31 BMW EfficientDynamics
IT ALL REVOLVES AROUND YOU.SEVERAL THOUSAND TIMES PER MINUTE.Engines that power innovation. Year after year, BMW engines have garnered accolades for their output, reﬁ nement and high-revving ability.Beneath the hood of the X xDrive i and X xDrive i are two of the world’s most sophisticated engines. They are designed to deliver on BMW’sEfﬁ cientDynamics philosophy: increased power with decreased fuel consumption and emissions. You’ll enjoy the thrill of BMW performance whilehelping to protect the environment every day. 525 Torque (lb-ft) Torque (lb-ft) 450 375 300 Power output (hp) 225 Power output (hp) Torque (lb-ft) Power output (hp) 150 lb-ft of torque @ – rpm Power output (hp) Torque (lb-ft) 75 Engine speed (rpm) 0 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 The BMW X xDrive i with TwinPower Turbo Engine speed (rpm) technology: maximum output is combined with minimum fuel consumption. With lb-ft of maximum torque, the TwinPower Turbo V- engine in the BMW X xDrive i offers tremendous pulling power across the entire rev range.BMW X xDrive i. BMW X xDrive i.BMW’s . -liter TwinPower Turbo V- is the essence of an iron ﬁ st in BMW’s universally lauded inline six-cylinder, TwinPower Turbo enginea velvet glove. Calling on two parallel turbochargers, its robust hp features twin-scroll turbo technology, High Precision Direct Injectionaccelerates the X xDrive i smoothly from - in a scant . seconds, and BMW’s variable valve timing technology, which helps the enginewhile the boost from lb-ft of peak torque is sustained from rpm “breathe” better. The result: turbo lag is virtually eliminated, while postingall the way to rpm. Equipped with the M Performance Package, the one of the most fuel-efﬁ cient ratings in its class. In just . seconds,output rises to hp. And, thanks to High Precision Direct Injection, the X xDrive i is rushing past mph, thanks to a maximum outputthis V- is also extremely fuel efﬁ cient. of hp at rpm; hp with the M Performance Package. Adding to the excitement, lb-ft of peak torque begins at just rpm and doesn’t end until rpm. BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.32 33 Engines
THE FEELING OF DRIVING THE BMW X IS SIMPLY INCREDIBLE. LIKE THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND IT. The formula sounds simple: a near-perfect / weight distribution between the front and rear axles. Yet few other makes have ever been able to duplicate this balance. BMW’s engineers also have conjured similar triumphs in neutral steering properties, directional stability and traction control. A lightweight multi-link integral rear suspension and wide track improve the responsiveness of the dampers, providing a more comfortable ride. Here are some more advanced technologies that combine to make the BMW X such a powerful presence on the road. Every BMW vehicle is engineered to provide the most thrilling and precise connection to the road. This is achieved through innovative axle technologies that increase stiffness front and rear, while reducing weight through the use of lightweight aluminum components. The BMW X ’s near-perfect / weight distribution offers strikingly well-balanced road feel, with responsive characteristics virtually unmatched by any competitor on the road today. Active Steering. This system delivers greater Adaptive Drive. The Adaptive Drive system -speed Sport Automatic transmission. driving enjoyment with even more direct steer- combines the two active chassis control This transmission adjusts to your style – from ing when cornering, and greater agility on twisty systems: Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) and comfortable cruising to very dynamic driving. To sections of road. At low and moderate speeds, Dynamic Damping Control (DDC). In corners, change gears, you can use the selector lever or it takes just two turns of the steering wheel to the vehicle’s body tends to roll, affecting steering wheel-mounted gear shift paddles. In move the front wheels from far left to far right. handling characteristics. ARS twists specially Sport mode, modiﬁ ed clutch settings allow very When the steering wheel is turned the same designed two-piece anti-roll bars to generate quick adjustments in engine speed, for minimal amount at higher speeds, the steering ratio stronger resistance to body roll, keeping the shift times. The close spacing of the eight gears gradually changes, providing greater directional vehicle more level and providing maximum optimizes acceleration, while also maximizing stability and more comfortable cruising. stability and agility. DDC, on the other hand, efﬁ ciency and comfortable shifting. instantly and continuously adjusts the shock Dynamic Performance Control. Where absorbers from the softest to the ﬁ rmest xDrive. Even when driving on wet roads, over xDrive all-wheel drive can send available power settings. The result is exceptional riding slippery leaves, snow and ice – regardless of from the rear to the front, Dynamic Performance comfort and ﬂ uid handling at all times, during the road surface quality – the xDrive intelligent Control smoothly apportions available power changes in vehicle speed, load or road and all-wheel-drive system and Dynamic Stability between the rear wheels. When cornering, driving conditions. Control (DSC) give you road-gripping stability Dynamic Performance Control sends more and outstanding traction. xDrive reacts immedi- power to the outside rear wheel, enabling the Hill Descent Control (HDC). This feature ately upon detecting over- or understeer, and vehicle to “turn in” with less understeer. Mini- helps the BMW X drive down steep hills with- employs an electronically controlled multi-plate mizing understeer (the tendency to plow out having to “ride the brake.” By pressing the clutch to redistribute drivepower between axles through a turn) lets you make tight turns and HDC button, the system keeps the X ’s speed in just fractions of a second. corner with conﬁ dence. under control automatically. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”34 35 Advanced driving technologies
HIGH-TECH BODYGUARDS:ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES.The X is equipped with BMW’s full range of state-of-the-art active and passive safety technologies. Active safety features, such as Xenon AdaptiveHeadlights, powerful engines and large brakes, help you see and respond to potentially dangerous situations. Should an accident prove unavoidable,passive safety features, such as airbags and an extremely stiff body, are designed to help protect you and your passengers. After a severe impact,a host of features spring into action: the doors automatically unlock, headlights and taillights ﬂ ash, the starter cable is disconnected from the batteryand the fuel supply is cut off. Should any airbags deploy, BMW Assist™ response specialists are automatically alerted and notiﬁ ed of your location.Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). This system provides remarkable Tire Pressure Monitor. This feature alerts you when there is a sudden Extremely rigid body. The BMW X features a protective safety cell Impact-absorbing bumpers. These, and compressible “crush tubes”tenacity on slippery road surfaces. If it senses over- or understeer, it and irregular drop in tire pressure. Should the target pressure of a tire fall that directs severe impact forces around the passenger compartment. front and rear, help absorb the force of impact in collisions up to mph,modulates engine power and can apply brakes individually to help keep below %, both a warning light and acoustic alarm are triggered. Thanks to BMW’s intelligent lightweight design and the use of high- minimizing damage to the vehicle’s body and simplifying repairs. Only atthe vehicle under control and going in the intended direction. Start-off strength steels, the interior passenger compartment is surrounded by higher impact speeds do structural supports begin to deform, dissipatingAssistant, a feature of DSC, prevents the vehicle from rolling backward Run-flat tires. Thanks to reinforced sidewalls, run-flat tires maintain a remarkably strong shell. impact energy to help protect occupants.on a hill for . seconds after taking your foot off the brake. The system their shape and rim position even after suffering a complete loss of tirealso includes Brake Fade Compensation, which lets you use the same pressure. They allow you to continue driving at a reduced speed untilamount of pedal force, even when the brakes are heated; Brake Stand-by, you reach a safe area to change a tire or wait for Roadside Assistance.which pre-tenses the brakes for quicker action if you suddenly removeyour foot from the accelerator pedal; and Brake Drying, which periodically Note: Please see the Owner’s Manual for more information on run-ﬂ at tires that details allotted miles to travel and load weight rules.brings the brake pads into contact with the rotors to eliminate accumu-lated moisture when it rains.Airbags. Six airbags are designed to deploy only as needed in the event Dynamic Performance Control. The X flexibly distributes drive Xenon Adaptive Headlights. These low and high beams enhance Active Steering. This system adjusts both steering ratio and steeringof a collision: one front- and side-impact airbag each for the driver and force between the wheels of the rear axle. This active distribution of illumination of the road ahead at night or in poor visibility. Four LED force in relation to driving speed. At low to medium speeds, a small turnfront passenger, and Head Protection System (HPS) airbags at the sides power increases agility in corners and makes steering even more precise. Corona headlight-rings, which can be used as Daytime Running Lights, of the steering wheel translates into a big turn of the front wheels. Youof the front and rear cabin to help protect all occupants. The overall result is a noticeable increase in sportiness and optimum also serve as parking lights. Adaptive Headlights automatically swivel enjoy more agility in city driving, quicker turns on twisting roads, and driving dynamics. to follow the curves of the road. Light distribution is automatically easier parking maneuvers. At higher speeds, a larger turn of the steeringActive Head Restraints. Mounted in the front seats, they reduce adapted to the road speed and steering angle. wheel is needed to turn the front wheels, resulting in greater straight-linethe risk of whiplash or neck/head/spine injury. When sensors detect a stability.rear-end collision, the headrests rapidly and automatically pivot forward, Cornering Lights. Positioned in the two inner headlights, Corneringsupporting the driver’s and front-seat occupant’s heads. Lights are automatically activated by using the turn indicator or changing the steering wheel angle, even when the vehicle is at rest.Note: These pictures of airbags are for illustrative purposes only. Depending upon the type ofaccident, none, some or all airbags may deploy. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ ca- tions. Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”36 37 Safety features
Equipment combinations BMW Individual Colors and materials Equipment features and options Technical data | Build Your Own BMW ServicesELEGANT AND SPORTY.A BMW X to excite the senses: the sporty Vermilion Red Metallic exterior raises your emotions, while the light Oyster Nevada Leather upholstery, set off by Dark The X xDrive i’s rich Black Sapphire Metallic paint frames the interior upholstered in elegant Sand Beige Nevada Leather, set off by Ash Grain Wood trim.Bamboo Wood trim, rewards your sense of esthetics.Elegant eye-catcher: the xDrive i lettering on the side of the vehicle. -inch Double Spoke (Style ) light-alloy wheels emphasize the X ’s Gleaming Y Spoke (Style ) light alloy wheels and an aluminum running board add visual interest to the exterior. sporty nature. Get the latest information on BMW standard and optional features, packages and technical speciﬁ cations.38 39 Equipment combinations Visit bmwusa.com, select the BMW model of your choice, and click on “Features & Specs.”