Tuning The BMW X5 - 2014 BMW X5 on the dyno at Alt Tune

2014 BMW X5

M50DSAV 3.0D/4WD/8AT – Bosch EDC17CP45 ECU  

The Challenge

The 2014 BMW X5 is a luxury SUV that perfectly combines style, comfort, and performance. As one of BMW’s most popular and versatile models, the X5 already boasts impressive power and driving dynamics. However, for those who crave an extra boost of exhilaration and capability, power tuning provides an exciting opportunity.

In this post, we are looking into how tuning the BMW X5 can take this premium SUV to the next level. We are using this 2014 BMW X5 we have tuned as an example. The customer was looking for an increase in power and torque. Here at Alt Tune, we have the tools to do that. 

The Solution

After taking a look at the X5 and reading the factory ECU data, we decided that giving the ECU a power tune using Alientech KESS3 could give the extra power boost the customer was looking for. An ECU (engine control unit) tune is a software upgrade that optimizes the performance of the vehicle’s engine. By reprogramming the ECU, we are able to unlock the full potential of the BMW X5. This can result in improved horsepower, torque, and fuel economy, as well as a more responsive and enjoyable driving experience.

Another thing that can create problems with the BMW X5 is its emissions system. Therefore we made adjustments so the emission system worked better and worked with the tune to improve the driving experience.

Increased Power And Torque


Increased Power


Increased Torque

Further benefits

Increased Power and Torque

Increased power and torque result in safer over taking and easier open road driving. Throttle response is also increased.

Years of Development

We have been tuning the BMW’s 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo diesel engines for years, and understand how they work as well as the limitation on factory hardware.

Emissions solutions

We have solutions for emission systems such as disabling the Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Diesel particulate filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) (Adblue) and associated DTC fault codes.

Dyno chart from tuning the BMW X5

Dyno chart from a BMW X5 that was tuned by Alt Tune

So, if you’re looking to take your BMW X5 to the next level, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our dedicated team is ready to unleash the full potential of your vehicle and make your driving dreams a reality!

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