2016 BMW X5 vs. 2015 BMW X5: What's New at BMW of El Cajon

Here at BMW of El Cajon, our entire team is excited about our new BMW inventory, especially the engaging and dynamic luxury crossover 2016 BMW X5. This well-rounded and fun crossover SUV offers drivers everything that they could want out of a luxury SUV, and throws in impressive performance to boot! The 2016 BMW X5 only builds on the success of the 2015 BMW X5 and all the models that came before it. It offers efficient and potent powertrain options, a comfortable and refined interior, and a long list of high-tech and easy-to-use comfort, convenience, entertainment, and safety features. We're proud to offer this impressive and luxurious new BMW crossover at your local El Cajon BMW dealers and we can't wait to get Southern California drivers in one of their own!

For the 2015 model year, the 2015 BMW X5 underwent some minor tweaks to the transmission that resulted in increased efficiency and overall performance. It is available in three main trim levels: 35i, 35d, and 50i, which generally correspond with what comes under the hood. All models come paired to an eight-speed automatic. The 35i model is available in either rear-wheel or all-wheel models, and is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that makes 300 horsepower and 300 pound-foot of torque. The xDrive35d gets a diesel-powered 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that gets 255 horsepower and 413 pound-foot of torque, while the xDrive50i is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 that is good for 445 horsepower and 480 pound-foot of torque. Under the hood is not the only place the 2015 BMW X5 shines, as it received a perfect 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration! Advanced features include a 10.2-inch central touchscreen with the BMW iDrive interface, a navigation system, voice controls, traffic reporting, a rearview camera, and a premium sound system.

Much like the 2015 model, the 2016 BMW X5 is known for its refinement, safety, and performance. It once again received a perfect 5-Star Overall Rating from the NHTSA, as well as the top score of "Good" in the two tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Drivers of the 2016 BMW X5 continue to be impressed by the available tech and safety features, whether as standard features, standalone options, or in packages. There are many package options that are available to help you customize your crossover such as the three optional equipment lines that offer different design options, the Cold Weather package that brings heated seats and a heated steering wheel, and the Driver Assistance Package that brings adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera, and a long list of driver safety aids such as head up display, blind-spot monitoring, top-down camera system, lane-departure warning, speed limit info, and a frontal collision warning system to name a few!

Our team here at your Southern California BMW dealers, BMW of El Cajon, is excited to show you everything that both these great new BMW models have to offer, and we can't wait to demonstrate their powerful engines and advanced tech and safety features. Head on down to your El Cajon BMW dealership to speak to a member of our team and get set up with a test drive today!