Redesigned 2014 BMW X5 to Start at $53,725
Back in 1999, BMW helped create the midsize luxury crossover class, with the X5 being among the first on the market. Now, after two successful generations, the automaker is launching the all-new 2014 model, packed with more technology and luxury features. The 2014 BMW X5 starts at $53,725, including $925 for destination and handling. That represents a more than $5,000 increase over the base 2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i, and it should be noted that that vehicle only came in all-wheel drive; the new X5 comes standard with rear-wheel drive. Apples to apples, the 2014 BMW X5 with xDrive all-wheel drive costs $56,025; that's $7,600 more than the outgoing model. That doesn't even include the additional cost of the new xLine, Luxury Line, or M Sport Line of equipment. In defense of BMW's bold pricing, the automaker is claiming that there are plenty of new standard features including auto start/stop, iDrive 4.2 with the newly standard navigation system, 10 years of eCall and TeleService, BMW Apps, a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, and Servotronic power steering. So far as we can tell, that all accounts for about $4,099 in BMW options. Moving up the ladder, the diesel-powered 2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d comes in at $57,525, a $100 decrease compared to the current model. And before reaching any impending BMW M version, the twin-turbocharged, V-8-powered BMW X5 xDrive50i anchors the lineup at $69,125, eclipsing the 2013 X5's price by $4,000. Expect to see the 2014 BMW X5 in showrooms sometime this summer as the model sets out for another seven-year sales run before its next redesign. We're eager to see how it stacks up to the outgoing model and if the extra standard equipment can justify the considerable increase in pricing. We'll let you know soon enough. Source: BMW
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