2018 BMW X5 Review, Changes, Engine Options

Unlike all other brands, BMW has named this version of X5 as a Sports Activity Vehicle. To take this generation X5, the buyers need to stand back and admire it. The new 2018 BMW X5 has got all the power to overtake, and some infinite capacity. Also, stunning design that is surely going to mesmerize the city streets along with the winding highways.

Some special features include:

  • 56 EPA rated MPGe
  • Gives a maximum of 445 HP
  • Gets up to 3 rows of seating though it is optional

2018 BMW X5 spy shot

The new BMW X5 2018 has got all the power for both on and off-road drive. It has got an Optional Dynamic Performance Control that distributes the power in the rear axle. Thus improving its accuracy and agility. The Active Roll Stabilisation reduces the body roll and helps in handling the same which can let its buyers push to higher limits wherever and whenever they opt for an outing. Read mode about SUVs for 2018.

2018 BMW X5 gives all terrain luxury

It has got a broad interior space to accommodate everyone. The seats in the rear are eternally comfortable as it includes enhanced foam and offers a 3” of forwarding and backward movement. It can be adjusted accordingly so that the passengers can obtain an optimum position to access the 10.2” LCD screens and DVD drives. There is an optional 3rd-row seating arrangement along with the car’s own climate control features.

Huge Cargo Spaces

This version of X5 provides with a huge space. The occupants will hardly leave out anything while traveling in this car. Its rear seats can be folded to convert from 35.8 cubic feet of storage space to a full space of 76.7 cubic feet. It’s provided with a tension strap, four points to fasten, a cargo net and two cargo rails.

2018 BMW X5 redesign

Luxurious Interiors

Interiors of 2018 BMW X5 has got almost all the luxuries a car can offer. The buyers will be provided with optional 20-way multipurpose contour seats in different base trims. This provides limitless positioning, ultimate comfort, and elegance in terms of looks.

Stay connected

An optional Wi-Fi hotspot is provided in 2018 BMW X5 that allows the passengers to stay connected to their loved ones when they on the go or far away from their initial path. Along with this, the buyer will also be given with a Wireless Charging port that keeps them alive and charged in long journeys.

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Surround view installed as a part of the ConnectedDrive gives a clear shot to all the views simultaneously. Top and side view cameras give a bird’s eye view even in the rear and either side via the 10.2” touchscreen installed. The Parking Assistant maneuvers well in tight spaces.

2018 BMW X5 Powerful Engines

The 2018 BMW X5 is upgraded with a 35i BMW’s inline 6-cylinder 3-litre engine that features Twin Power Turbo technology which helps in high precision and injecting direct fuels.  Peak torque is provided of 300 lb-ft that kicks in at 1200rpm to 5000 rpm and yielding an output of 300 HP at 5800 rpm.

There are officially two trims provided that include the X5 xDrive 35i and the X5 sDrive 35i.

The main competitor to this fantastic SUV will be 2018 Volvo XC90.

2018 Ford Edge is to receive a significant overhaul

First introduced in 2006, the Ford Edge has been slaying SUV lovers over the years. Now, several reports have come up that a 2018 generation Ford Edge is in works. Unlike the current generation model, 2018 Ford Edge will be a standalone SUV and might as well sit on top of the company’s SUV range.

Expected trims

As Ford always does, this upcoming SUV could come in 4 different trims including Sport, Titanium, SEL and SE. These different trims will bring various flavors of driving enjoyment.

2018 Ford Edge front view

2018 Ford Edge – Engine Specifications

Like the existing 2017 Edge, this SUV will use the Twin-scroll 2.0 liter EcoBoost® inline 4 turbocharged engine. This engine has a direct fuel injection and uses a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that also includes paddle activation.

As for the outputs, the current figures of 245 HP at 5,500 RPM and 275 lb-ft torque at 3,000 RPM will definitely see improvements. To reduce the overall weight of this engine, Ford will use cast aluminum for the cylinder head and engine block. A front wheel drive will come as standard and an all-wheel drive will be present as optional.

For higher outputs, a 3.5 liter V6 engine with independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) will also feature as optional. This mill currently produces 280 HP of power at 6,500 RPM and 250 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 RPM. Expect these figures to be improved.

Another engine option is a 2.7 liter EcoBoost® V6 twin-turbocharged unit that is capable of producing 315 HP of power at 4,750 RPM and 350 lb-ft of torque at 2,750 RPM. This engine strictly uses an all-wheel drive and has a direct multi-shot injection. The standard fuel economy as of now is 21 mpg in city and 29 mpg on highways.

2018 Ford Edge rear view

Exterior design

2018 Ford Edge will look pretty much the same as the current generation model. However, several renders have come up which hints the possible changes. The overall styling of 2017 Ford Edge Sport is already impressive and could see aerodynamic improvements in the upcoming model.

The exterior measurement of current Ford Edge goes:

  • Length – 188.1 inches
  • Height – 68.6 inches
  • Wheelbase – 112.2 inches
  • Width – 78.4 inches
  • Rear Track – 64.7 inches
  • Front Track – 64.8 inches

Wheel options will vary according to trims and buyers might get to choose between 18, 19, 20 and 21 inches aluminum wheels.

Interior & Safety

Things might take a new approach in the interior cabin of 2018 Ford Edge. The SNYC infotainment system will get an update along with the addition of new controls. Features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also exist. As to safety, features that are already available like Blind Spot Detection, Parking Assist, Rearview Camera, Brake Assist will be revised.

2018 Ford Edge interior

2018 Ford Edge Price and Release Date

No official confirmation regarding price has come up. The base variant of 2017 Edge starts from $28,950 which might be slightly high in this upcoming 2018 Ford Edge. The dealerships should just about see this new SUV during the last quarters of 2017.

Opel Zafira 2017 Review, Design Updates

The new Vauxhall Opel Zafira 2017 SUV made its debut at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show. The new Opel SUV was one of the best-selling crossovers last year and now is coming back to the market renewed and with a number of refreshed and amazing features. It will have a unique styling and will also feature a superb handling. The subcompact crossover is expected to have a great performance and unique handling. Continue reading Opel Zafira 2017 Review, Design Updates

2018 Lincoln Navigator: What to Expect

As the New York Auto Show revealed, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is going to be special, though probably not as dramatic as the 2017 Navigator Concept. The silhouette of the latest Concept car that was exhibited at the auto show, with its doors open creates an image of a pterodactyl or a falcon, whichever way you choose to see it. Some have loved the design; some have disliked elements of it. But whatever your thoughts about the enormous door openings or the protruding teak wood steps on the SUV, the new Navigator is going to be difficult to ignore. Continue reading 2018 Lincoln Navigator: What to Expect

Dacia Duster 2017 Redesign, Launch Date and Price

The first time the Dacia Duster was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. Since then, the Romanian SUV received a mini facelift. Developed in collaboration with Renault and Dacia, the second generation Dacia Duster 2017 will come to the market next year. It will be a large SUV, which will feature a number of upgradations and will be the perfect car especially for large families. Continue reading Dacia Duster 2017 Redesign, Launch Date and Price