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BMW X5

BMW X5 side view

Pros and cons of the BMW X5

  • All-wheel drive
  • Many high-tech systems included
  • Capable both on- and off-road
  • Tech features can be complicated
  • Lane-keeping assist can seem intrusive
  • No diesel available
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the BMW X5

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the BMW X5

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption13 - 15.4 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.8 - 11.2 L/100km
  • Width2004 mm
  • Length4935 - 4936 mm
  • Trunk space650 L
  • Cargo space1870 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the BMW X5

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the BMW X5 2019 - present is available in 3 trims:

40i trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Fragrance diffuser (optional)
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the 40i trim:
  • Alloy wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the 40i trim:
3 L - Gas - 335 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:722 km
3 L - Gas - 340 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:722 km

35i trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Fragrance diffuser (optional)
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the 35i trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Laser headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the 35i trim:
3 L - 300 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:739 km
3 L - Gas - 335 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:722 km

50i trim features and specs

Available with the 50i trim:
  • Tire repair kit
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • 4 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Electric windows
  • Fragrance diffuser (optional)
  • Front seats adjust to body shape (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Ventilated front seats (optional)
Available with the 50i trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Laser headlights (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Night vision (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • 360 degree camera (optional)
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Side sensors (optional)
  • Start stop system
  • Touchscreen
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi (optional)
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
3 engines are available with the 50i trim:
4.4 L - 445 hp
City consumption:15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:630 km
4.4 L - Gas - 456 hp
City consumption:15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 km
4.4 L - Gas - 530 hp
City consumption:15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:615 km

Overview of the BMW X5

Learn about the BMW X5

Summary

The BMW X5 combines fearsome power with luxurious design. As one of the best all-wheel drive cars out there, it’s precise and capable on-road and off. The X5 has a sharply contoured, aerodynamic look, which speaks to the vehicle’s strength and manoeuvrability. Add in plenty of space, cargo capacity and high-tech systems for entertainment, and you’ve got your go-to off-road car. This is the one for drivers who need the flexibility to go even where the road won’t take them but want the comfort and style of a luxury ride.

Safety

Older X5s feature front, side and overhead airbags, stability sensors to help you stay in control and anti-lock brakes to maintain traction should you need to stop suddenly. In new models, expect amped-up safety add-ons like:

  • Laserlight headlamp technology for 500 m of visibility at night, almost double that of standard LEDs 
  • Automatic Speed Limit Assist so you don't exceed the speed limit accidentally
  • Parking assistant that uses rear cameras and sensors to make parking easier
  • Lane-keeping Assist to let you know when you’re drifting, although some drivers find the alerts more distracting than helpful

Interior

Every generation of the X5 pushes the boundaries of interior comfort with interior mood lighting and supportive leather seats. There’s also a panoramic glass sunroof to let in natural light during the day and create a calming atmosphere at night. You can even opt for rear-seat touchscreens in newer models to keep passengers entertained, or a surround-sound system to fill the space with music.

Technology

There’s a reason the X5 is one of the best high-tech cars, especially when it comes to the 2018 and 2019 editions. The BMW Operating System 7.0 includes an Intelligent Personal Assistant, which learns and adjusts to driver behaviours. Other options include gesture, touch screen and speech controls, as well as seamless integration with Apple technology. Some drivers find all this tech a little overwhelming, so opt for an older model if you prefer basic perks like keyless entry, heated mirrors and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Space

The X5 has always been a spacious vehicle, with plenty of leg and headroom for occupants and a large trunk that can carry lots of cargo. BMW’s recent changes to the design add even more space, with an electric-split tailgate for easy loading and unloading. A third row of seats means large families or groups are well catered for.

Comfort

The X5’s leather upholstery provides soft yet firm seating, which means that both the driver and passengers can ride in comfort. The vehicle’s all-wheel drive makes it responsive and smooth to handle. Its frame is both lightweight and efficient, so despite its size, the X5 is agile and sticks to the road. For even more control when driving on different surfaces, you can opt for xLine and M Sport models.

Frequently asked questions about the BMW X5

The X5 is not a seven-seater as standard. An optional third row brings it up to seven seats, but this row is more suitable for children.

A new X5 will go for around $70,000 to $85,000, depending on the trim. Models from 2005 tend to sell for approximately $7,000, and $30,000 for those from 2015.

The BMW X5 is available in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models: the sDrive (two-wheel) and the xDrive (four-wheel).

The BMW X5 has a towing capacity of just under 6,000 lbs, though drivers should keep in mind that the number of passengers will affect this.

The BMW X5 sDrive is the two-wheel drive version, while the xDrive refers to the model with four-wheel drive as standard.