The new 2018 BMW X5 is well-rounded in nature and will certainly be a solid choice for many consumers once it goes for sale mid-next year. With it comes potent and efficient engines, a steadfast high-speed stability, a huge list of features, and a comfortable and hush cabin. Read on for up-to-date news on its interior and exterior updates, engine specs, and MSRP estimate.
The X5 was the first ever SUV vehicle BMW had created, and in many ways, is still one of the most sought after crossover from the entire BMW SUV lineup. Introduced at the turn of the 21st century, the X5 hasn’t aged a day and continues to offer plenty of desirable features and technologies, a spacious and luxurious interior, and a stylish overall design.
One compelling attribute about the X5 is its engaging character that makes it a delightful drive any day of the year. Also, the winning personality is further improved by the carefully tuned suspension and steering systems. It feels athletic and steers with precision going around turns, and makes those long driving expeditions memorable ones.
Another thumbs up is in its array of potent and fuel-sipping engines that range from the base six-cylinder turbocharged engine to the sprightly turbocharged V8 and six-cylinder Diesel engines. Well, the buck doesn’t stop there, as BMW is still offering the X5 xDrive40e plug-in Hybrid model.
Unlike when the X5 was debuting, the present segment has exponentially grown, and now boasts of tens of new crossovers and the list continues to grow every passing year. Some of the alternatives to the BMW X5 include the 2018 Acura MDX, the 2018 Infiniti QX60, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2018 Lexus RX 350, and the revamped 2018 Volvo XC60. Others to consider include the 2018 Porsche Cayenne and the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.
Even in the face of such cut-throat competition, the 2018 BMW X5 undoubtedly remains the benchmark in this class.
Trims Available – BMW X5
Trims offered for the 2018 BMW X5 include the xDrive35i, xDrive35d, xDrive50i, and the xDrive40e plug-in Hybrid. Under a separate review is the 2018 BMW X5 M trim model.
Interior Changes & 2018 BMW X5 Exterior Colors
Both the xDrive35i and the xDrive35d offer standard auto-dimming mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, driver memory settings, LED foglights, a heated 10-way power front seats, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, a power-folding mirror, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic dual-zone climate control, rear and front parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and 19-inch wheels.
Electronic accessories available include a navigation system, auxiliary audio inputs, traffic reporting, BMW Assist, a nine-speaker sound system, auxiliary audio jack, adjustable suspension dampers, a CD player, voice controls, a 10.2-inch central display, and the iDrive controller.
On top of what the above trims offer, the X5 xDrive50i adds a 16-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, a satellite radio, a 16-speaker sound system, automatic four-zone climate control, and a leather upholstery.
Customizable features available include different color schemes, three optional lines: xLine, Luxury, and M Sport, different upholstery types, and different wheel designs.
Standalone features available include automated parking assist, extended leather upholstery, smartphone app integration, active steering, rear window manual sunshades, adaptive M suspension, a deluxe Bang & Olufsen sound system, soft-close automatic doors, a night vision camera system, and a rear seat entertainment system.
2018 BMW X5 Engine specs
Featuring a turbocharged 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine are both the sDrive35i and the xDrive35i trim models. The power – 300 horsepower and 300 lbs. ft. of torque – is taken up by the eight-speed automatic transmission system which then transfers it to either the rear wheel drive (sDrive35i), or the all-wheel drive (xDrive35i) model.
Estimations arrived at by EPA put the fuel economy ratings of the sDrive35i at 18/25/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 18/24/20 mpg for the xDrive version. The xDrive35i will get you past 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds.
Next up is the xDrive35d which features a 3.0L turbocharged diesel six-cylinder engine rated at 255 hp and 413 pounds-feet of torque.
Opting for the xDrive40e plug-in hybrid model gets you a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 240 horsepower, and a 9kWh battery pack housed under the cargo bay. With this combo, the output to expect is about 308 hp and 332 pounds-feet of torque. Recharging an empty battery will only take you about three hours while using the 240V power outlet with a 3.6kW onboard charger.
At the helm of the power output is the xDrive50i trim model. this model gets a 4.4L turbocharged V8 engine rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds-feet of torque. A time of 4.9 seconds will zoom you past 60 mph.
Wheelbase: 115.5 in
Length: 192.4 in
Width: 76.3 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 5283 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 4,9 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5,952 lbs
2018 BMW X5 Price & Release Date
Its release should be expected in mid-next year, at least according to various online sources. And as for the price, the X5 Diesel will cost you about $57,700, and $54,700 for the X5 SUV.
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