MAXIMISES THE BENEFITS.

The efficiency of the BMW X5.

There are several reasons for the power and efficiency of the BMW X5. Fuel-saving petrol and diesel engines, sophisticated aerodynamics and a whole range of other BMW EfficientDynamics measures.

BMW EFFICIENTDYNAMICS.

BMW EFFICIENTDYNAMICS.

Maximum performance for minimumm fuel consumption.

With BMW EfficientDynamics, BMW combines efficiency and driving pleasure with the aim of approaching the ultimate goal of zero-emissions mobility.

It has enabled the BMW Group to reduce the CO₂ emissions of its European fleet of new cars by 30% since 1998, with a further 25% reduction anticipated by 2020. As of 2013 there are already 22 BMW models under 120g CO₂/km. Our vehicles’ intelligent energy management and lightweight construction, as well as improvements in aerodynamics and engine efficiency all combine to make sustainable mobility a reality even today.

Every BMW features the very latest BMW EfficientDynamics technologies. These include BMW TwinPower TurboTechnology, the Automatic Start/Stop function and the ECO PRO Mode. Our research also focusses on the development of innovative engine technologies such BMW eDrive technology, as well as the BMW Hydrogen 7 with hydrogen drive.

Inspired by the EfficientDynamics philosophy, BMW i develops visionary new vehicle concepts based on electromobility, such as the BMW i3 (Megacity Vehicle) and the BMW i8. As well as featuring many existing BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, these vehicles also benefit from innovations in intelligent lightweight construction, such as the use of carbon. Our engineers’ talent for innovation has brought about a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions and a simultaneous increase in performance and driving pleasure − all of which makes every drive in your BMW even more enjoyable.

ECO PRO MODE.

The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.
The front apron is a prominent design feature that embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The integrated Air Curtain channels air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches. The accelerated air flow creates a kind of "curtain" on the outer side of the wheels. Then there’s the Air Breather, which channels the air flow at the front wheels. These innovative technologies reduce turbulence and air resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

The automatic air vent control uses a sensor to continuously assess the current cooling needs of the engine and opens or closes the radiator air vents in response. This optimises aerodynamics and shortens the warm-up phase for reduced fuel consumption.

The rear spoiler at the roof edge and the Air Blades joined to it at the sides go together to form a highly efficient so-called "trailing edge". The precisely defined air flow at the rear reduces disruptive air swirl and the braking effect of negative pressure to a minimum.

AERODYNAMICS.

The entire vehicle design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron, together with the undercarriage, feature innovative improvements that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.

  • Air Curtain and Air Breather

    The front apron is a prominent design feature that embodies the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The integrated Air Curtain channels air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches. The accelerated air flow creates a kind of "curtain" on the outer side of the wheels. Then there’s the Air Breather, which channels the air flow at the front wheels. These innovative technologies reduce turbulence and air resistance, which in turn reduces fuel consumption.

  • Air vent control

    The automatic air vent control uses a sensor to continuously assess the current cooling needs of the engine and opens or closes the radiator air vents in response. This optimises aerodynamics and shortens the warm-up phase for reduced fuel consumption.

  • Rear spoiler and Air Blade

    The rear spoiler at the roof edge and the Air Blades joined to it at the sides go together to form a highly efficient so-called "trailing edge". The precisely defined air flow at the rear reduces disruptive air swirl and the braking effect of negative pressure to a minimum.