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2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X5
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  • BMW X5
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Transmission:
    Eight-Speed Auto
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    340
  • Torque @ RPM:
    331
  • Energy:
    Gasoline
  • Displacement:
    3.0 L
  • Top Speed:
    150 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    5.5 sec.
  • Price:
    68000 (Est.)
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The Audi Q7 and Mercedes GLE better watch out...

The 2019 BMW X5 has been completely redesigned for 2019 with a new, revitalized exterior look, all-new interior, tons of new technology, and even more power than before. At the time of launch, it will be offered in four different trim levels that include xDrive40i (replaces the 35i,) the xDrive50i, xDrive30d, and the M50d.

All models come standard with next-gen tech like BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, larger head up display, cooled and heated cup holders, and ambient interior lighting. And, to really top things off, it’s a seven-seater with extra legroom. No good deed goes unpunished, though, as it looks like cargo room does suffer a bit.

The “SkyLounge” panorama glass roof is said to have as many as 15,000 illuminated colors. Wheel offerings range anywhere between 18 and 22-inches and an off-road package will add a special locking differential in the rear. Gasoline engines range between 340 and 462 horsepower while diesel engines range between 265 and 400 horsepower. The new, 2019 BMW X5 should go on sale in late 2018.

Updated 12/05/2018: We’ve updated our gallery with images taken at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

 

Latest BMW X5 news and reviews:

The Latest 2023 BMW X5 Facelift Spy Shots Reveal New Details - Are They Inspired By The X7 Or The 7 Series?

The Latest 2023 BMW X5 Facelift Spy Shots Reveal New Details - Are They Inspired By The X7 Or The 7 Series?

It seems like BMW will keep the X5’s design language free of the new X7 traits at the moment

BMW’s entire X5 and X6 lineup will receive some serious updates for the 2023 model year. Prototypes of both models have been caught testing many times before - in both standard and M versions - but, the one spotted today reveals new details on the facelift X5.

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Watch The Heavier, Less Powerful BMW X5 Make A Mockery Of The Range Rover Velar!

Watch The Heavier, Less Powerful BMW X5 Make A Mockery Of The Range Rover Velar!

Read the specs and you’ll realize that the X5 has nothing going in its favor, but it still managed to win!

Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ uploaded another drag race video on his YouTube channel, this time involving two big, all-wheel-drive SUVs. On one corner, we had the Range Rover Velar, and on the other, we had the BMW X5. On paper, the X5 was the underdog heading into the race because it is low on power and is the heavier of the two. But, it managed to make short work of the Velar. Amusing, right?

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2023 BMW X5 M Facelift Starts Hiding Its Rear

2023 BMW X5 M Facelift Starts Hiding Its Rear

It also reveals new air intakes in the front bumper

The facelift BMW X5 M has been caught testing many times before, including around the famous Nürburgring track. Now, it looks like the SUV dropped some camouflage up front, but at the same time added some to the rear, and it went back to the ring for some more testing.

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Facelift BMW X5 M Prototype Reveals New Taillight Details

Facelift BMW X5 M Prototype Reveals New Taillight Details

It also hides the front fender side air outlets

BMW is testing the facelift X5, both standard and M version, for about a year now. We’ve even seen the SUV testing around Nürburgring at the end of March 2022. But, these prototypes were hiding all the new elements, like the new headlights, grille, and front bumper under camouflage.

The prototype caught testing this time starts dropping part of the camouflage and reveals some new details about the facelift X5 M.

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BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

BMW X5 M and X6 to Change Dramatically with the Upcoming Facelift

Rumor has it that BMW will only offer the updated X5 M and X6 M in Competition form, but there’s good news too

It has been almost three years since rumors about a new BMW engine started to surface. It was said to be a new V-8, that we now believe is called the S68 and will carry on the legacy of the twin-turbo, hot-V layout. This engine, which could end up being the very last of its kind due to extreme efforts toward electrification, will first launch in the production version of the BMW XM, but has also been expected to trickle down to other models. A new report from Bimmerpost Forums claim it could even land in the X5 M and X6 M

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It's The BMW Season At The Nürburgring! After The M5 Hybrid And The M2, We Now Have The 2023 X5 M Sprinting Around

It’s The BMW Season At The Nürburgring! After The M5 Hybrid And The M2, We Now Have The 2023 X5 M Sprinting Around

The new prototype confirms changes will be limited to the front end

It seems that Nürburgring is a very busy place these past few days. BMW is testing both the next generation M2 and the next M5 Hybrid, and Porsche brought the next 911 Hybrid on the ring. But, it looks like BMW has more than just the M2 and the M5 playing at Nürburgring, as today our spy photographers also caught the facelift X5 M doing some laps on the famous ring.

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2022 BMW X5 Li

2022 BMW X5 Li

A little extra length, a lot of extra interior comfort

BMW is hard working on a facelift version for the current-generation X5. Prototypes of both, the standard and the M versions were caught testing out in cold weather. But it looks like BMW is not only busy preparing the facelift X5, but also a special version for the Chinese market.

The new BMW X5 Li will be offered in China starting April 2022 and there will be two trims available: X5 xDrive30Li and X5 xDrive40Li.

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A 2023 BMW X5 M Prototype Was Lurking Around German Streets

A 2023 BMW X5 M Prototype Was Lurking Around German Streets

Don’t expect too many big changes, but some new tech is definitely on the table

The facelifted fourth-gen BMW X5 is expected to enter production in April of 2023, just four years after being introduced in 2019. With more than a year left to tweak the facelift for the standard X5, it’s quite surprising that we’re already laying eyes on prototypes for the updated, range-topping X5 M. Since the X5 M is still at least 2 years out of being revealed, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a lot of camo, a lot of padding, and a lot of mystery.

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2022 Manhart MHX5 700

2022 Manhart MHX5 700

It comes with 730 horsepower and a carbon fiber body kit

Manhart is not on its first MHX kit. In fact, just recently it announced the MHX6 700 based on the BMW X6 M Competition. Today it announced the MHX5 700 - yes, as you guessed, it is based on the BMW X5 M Competition. Just like with the X6 M, the X5 M will receive a power boost, but also an updated look to both the exterior and the interior.

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Watch The Audi Q8 And The BMW X5 Engage In A Duel For Bragging Rights

Watch The Audi Q8 And The BMW X5 Engage In A Duel For Bragging Rights

The Audi Q8 and the BMW X5 make identical power, but one obliterates the other on the drag strip

Sam from ‘Sam CarLegion’ brought two fast, powerful SUVs to the drag strip for a face-off. On one corner, we had the Audi Q8, and on the other, the BMW X5. Both the SUVs are quite similar on paper, which makes this an unpredictable race. Which one do you think will win?

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The Facelifted 2023 BMW X5 Caught Testing With Minor Updates

The Facelifted 2023 BMW X5 Caught Testing With Minor Updates

Is BMW really going to let the X5 soldier on with those outdated and bulky headlights? It sure looks like it!

The facelifted 2023 BMW X5 was just caught testing on the road, and while it will borrow some cues from the future 7 Series, XM, and X7, it will still maintain its own look. The rear, for example, will mimic that of the X7 with a revised rear fascia and new matrix for the taillights. The front end, however, won’t get the split headlights, and will instead carry on with slightly updated versions of the larger headlight design, something that could signify a shorter life post-launch in 2023. However, it should be noted that the facelifted X5, as a 2023 model, won’t be revealed until way later in 2022, so there’s a good chance that this could change between now and then. Until we learn more, check out the fresh gallery that we’ve posted below.

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2021 G-Power GX5M Bi-Turbo and GP 63 Bi-Turbo

2021 G-Power GX5M Bi-Turbo and GP 63 Bi-Turbo

G-Power gives both the BMW X5 M Competition and the Mercedes-AMG G63 the same amount of power through a series of crazy upgrades

Usually when you see a BMW and a Mercedes one next to the other is for some sort of competition. But, German tuner G-Power decided to stop the rivalry and get both the BMW X5 M Competition and Mercedes-AMG G 63 into the shop for some serious upgrades.

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Latest spy shots:

Three High Performance SUVs Light Up The Drag Strip

Three High Performance SUVs Light Up The Drag Strip

A Three-Way SUV Drag Race: Can the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk hold the line against the BMW X5 M Competition and Range Rover SVR?

Sam CarLegion, once again, gives us an epic YouTube video of awesome vehicles drag-racing each other. This time, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has the uneasy task of defending its turf against the BMW X5 M Competition and Range Rover Sport SVR. All three SUVs are the top versions of their regular counterparts, but who is going to come out on top?

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2022 BMW X5 M Facelift

2022 BMW X5 M Facelift

This BMW X5 M test mule gives us some cluse as to how the facelift version is going to look

The current BWM X5 has been in production since 2018 and it seems a refreshed version is coming soon. The fourth generation, with internal designation G05, has been spotted in a new guise, which can mean only one thing – a facelift is coming. Although BMW is working on many new models, most of which electric, it’s also updating its existing lineup and the X5 is the latest model to undergo a revision.

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Remember That Time When BMW Built An X5 With the McLaren F1's V-12

Remember That Time When BMW Built An X5 With the McLaren F1’s V-12

Who still remembers the bonkers, one-of-one BMW X5 Le Mans?

While the association between an SUV, be it the sporty BMW X5, and Le Mans should never have happened, German engineers pulled it off just for laughs. That’s how the X5 Le Mans was born, with a little help from a fire-breathing V-12.

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BMW MHX5 by Manhart

BMW MHX5 by Manhart

This Manhart iteration of the BMW X5 M churns out over 800 horses!

The BMW X5 M is quite intimidating when it’s standing peacefully. With those big, burly wheels and tires, and the sharp cuts and creases all around, it has a very strong street presence. When you see it in action, well, that’s a whole different story altogether.

In its top-spec, it comes with a V-8 engine under the hood that can give even some powerful performance sedans a run for their money. But, it seems like this wasn’t enough for Manhart Performance. The German aftermarket company has created its iteration of this beast that comes with carbon fiber elements inside and outside, exhaust system and suspension upgrades, and a power boost that makes the X5 M even scarier in action.

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Battle of Brutes: AMG GLE 63, Audi RS Q8, and BMW X5 M Competition

Battle of Brutes: AMG GLE 63, Audi RS Q8, and BMW X5 M Competition

The performance figures of all the three SUVs is eerily similar

Gone are the days when ‘performance’ was limited to the low-slung, two-door supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren. Every segment today offers performance vehicles; be it hatches, pickup trucks, or SUVs. The folks at Throttle House decided to test out three of the best mid-size performance SUVs that you can buy today and here’s how they fare against each other.

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The BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition Are Too Exclusive For You

The BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition First Edition Are Too Exclusive For You

These are the most exclusive BMW M models you can buy in 2020

The G05-generation X5 and G06-gen X6 are the first of their kind to be offered in M Competition trim. The midsize SUVs joined nameplates like the X3, X4, 3 Series, and 4 Series in the summer of 2020, and BMW just added First Edition models to the lineup. Fitted with exclusive and extra features, these are limited to only 250 units each, making them the rarest X5 and X6 models from this ongoing generation.

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VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 That's Built In Vietnam

VinFast President: An Old BMW X5 With a GM V-8 That’s Built In Vietnam

Not only built in Vietnam but in limited numbers, too

VinFast sounds more like an app of sorts that lets you check a car’s service history by introducing its VIN and getting details on when, where, and why it was repaired. However, VinFast is Vietnam’s only domestic car brand, which became independent in 2018, after it bought GM’s remaining operations in Vietnam.

At the helm of the company sits CEO Jim DeLuca, who also happens to be a former General Motors employee, but the owner is Vietnam’s richest man.

Why are we telling you all this? Well, VinFast just introduced its first SUV, a hot-rodded luxo-barge called the President, that’s based on the F15-gen BMW X5.

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2020 BMW X5 M Competition - Driven

2020 BMW X5 M Competition - Driven

BMW’s best attempt yet at making a lumpy SUV feel like a sporty sedan

With 615 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, the BMW X5 M Competition is one of the most powerful BMWs ever made, a 5,500-pound behemoth capable of going from naught to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and do it while enveloping you in a luxurious cabin blending leather and carbon fiber. We took the X5 M Competition out for a spin because we know that it shares its engine with the M5 and the M8 Competition but we wanted to find out if it also drives like BMW’s quick sedans.

When BMW came up with the X5 over two decades ago, the unique selling proposition of the first Bavarian crossover of any kind was that it offered all the benefits of an SUV - like the added practicality, the higher driving position, and off-road ability - while staying true to the BMW ethos and thus delivering that much-coveted driving pleasure. BMW even tried to create a brand-new niche with the arrival of the X5, calling it an ’SAV’ which is something that still applies to this day, with the only difference being that, over the years, the X5 did become sportier and felt more and more like a sedan able to belie its generous dimensions.

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2020 BMW X5 M

2020 BMW X5 M

Faster, more powerful, as modern as they get

The 2020 BMW X5 M is the range-topping version of the fourth-generation X5 SUV. Unveiled in 2019, it’s the most powerful and advanced version of the midsize hauler. Sportier than ever design-wise and fitted with BMW latest tech, including semi-autonomous drive, the 2020 X5 M hides a twin-turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 under the hood. Rated at 600 horsepower, it’s a bit more potent than the old engine. But BMW also offers a 617-horsepower model under the Competition badge. The two-model strategy enables the 2020 X5 M to better compete with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63. Find out more about the high-performance SUV in the review below.

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BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter

BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter

Keep it classy BMW, keep it classy

We’re back with more

Tesla Cybertruck

related news as BMW decided to capture some attention on Twitter and channel it on one of its most spectacular products by throwing some shade at the Cybertruck.

As you know, BMW will sell you, on special request, the so-called X5 Protection VR6, a heavily armoured vehicle packing 530 horsepower and the ability to withstand gunfire coming from an AK-47. This sort of badassery allowed BMW to troll Tesla and Musk for the “armor” widows gaffe that took place during the pickup truck’s live reveal.

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BMW Just Dropped the M5's 591-Horsepower V-8 Inside the 2020 X5 M and X6 M

BMW Just Dropped the M5’s 591-Horsepower V-8 Inside the 2020 X5 M and X6 M

The two rhino-SUVs on steroids also get Competition variants

We knew it was bound to happen, and you knew it too. BMW has finally spilled the beans on its range-topping performance SUVs - or SAV and SAC if we are to stay true to the BMW jargon. The 2020 X5 M and 2020 X6 M mark the third-generation of high-riding M-badged models by borrowing the M5’s 591-horsepower V-8 engine to go with a long list of goodies and upgrades, so let’s check them out.

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2019 BMW X5 Protection VR6

2019 BMW X5 Protection VR6

You don’t want to mess with this version of the BMW X5

It’s been over 40 years since BMW released the 733i High Security. It was the German automaker’s first attempt at an armored vehicle. Little did anyone know, including BMW, that the 733i High Security would send Bavaria down the road to developing more personal protection vehicles. Fast forward to 2019 and Bimmer is still churning out fortresses on four wheels, this time with the fourth-generation BMW X5 SUV. Officially, this X5 carries the “Protection VR6” label. It’s a standard X5 by most measures, except that it also carries enough protection to keep its occupants safe from heavy ammunition attacks. The BMW X5 Protection VR6 is not for the faint of heart, folks. It’s designed for people who need all the extra protection they can get on the road for reasons that are probably best left unasked.

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2019 BMW X5 G05 by AC Schnitzer

2019 BMW X5 G05 by AC Schnitzer

This German tuner further enhances the driving dynamics of the fourth-gen X5 with its mods

BMW is known for its elegant, capable, and good-looking vehicles, be it the sedans, SUVs, or sports cars. It’s been 20 years since the X5 was launched, and this is the fourth-gen of the SUV. However, the latest design philosophy has kind of diluted the last aspect for the majority of people. The kidney grille is not exactly a favorite, but BMW, for some reason, thinks this design will age well and is persistent to continue with it. But, thanks to companies like AC Schnitzer, these vehicles are looking quite good even in the latest iteration. AC Schnitzer got its hands on the 2019 X5 and has done magic on the SUV to make it look a lot better than what it does in stock condition. Are there any changes except for the makeover?

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Instagram Just Graced Us With More Leaked Images of the 2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition!

Instagram Just Graced Us With More Leaked Images of the 2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M Competition!

BMW has so far not officially revealed the X5 M and X6 M, but through several posts on Instagram by @wilcoblok, we see the X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition, the hardcore top of the range X5 and X6 models. These shots we pulled from Instagram reveal not only what the new Motorsport SUVs will look like, but also some of the special touches that BMW will apply to the more exclusive Competition versions.

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BMW to Go All PHEV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

BMW to Go All PHEV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

No new i models in sight but BMW proves it’s still very serious about its electric future

BMW, like any major automaker, will deploy a whole bunch of electric cars at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. This isn’t surprising us at all, but what’s interesting is that the Bavarian brand chooses to concentrate on its hybrid and electric offerings, like the highly-anticipated 330e, the 745e, and the X5 xDrive45e that will share the drivetrain with the facelifted PHEV 7er.

Is the writing on the wall for gas-powered cars? The answer may still be no, but it’s clear that every big player in the automotive world wants to prove to its customers, as well as its peers and the environmental agencies, that hybrid models and all-out electric cars represent an increasing share of its offering. BMW is a leading example, not only with its i family of electric cars but also with its growing variety of hybrids. However, for those who aren’t excited about electric motors and the like, BMW will also display the tasteful M850i Individual Night Sky model under the limelight at Geneva.

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2019 BMW X5 M50d - Driven

2019 BMW X5 M50d - Driven

New X5 is the sporty SUV to convert non-believers

The all-new, 2019 BMW X5 isn’t so much a new high-riding model in the Bavarian automaker’s range, but more a case of a huge grille with a big SUV attached to it. It is a very proud looking car, the new X5, and BMW really wants you to notice it because it believes it’s great vehicle that should get your attention. You don’t put this big a grille on a car you are not 100 percent confident in and after spending some time with the new X5, in top M50d diesel trim no less, I found little to fault about it. And this comes from a guy who doesn’t really like or understand the need for SUVs (it is my belief that they are a bit pointless and are usually bought to do the same job as a wagon).

I admit that when I picked up the car I wanted to start picking at faults on the quest to reach my predetermined conclusion that you’re better off buying a 5-Series wagon. But you aren’t better off necessarily because the new X5 has a lot to offer - almost car-like handling, strong performance, one of the best six-cylinder engine soundtracks ever, and limo-like passenger room and comfort levels. Plus, BMW says the latest X5 is also the best X5 ever when it comes to going off-road, not that anybody will actually take it off-road, but it’s nice to know it can. I mean it’s an SUV after all, so it should be able to take you off the beaten path whenever you feel like it.

Not this M50d with steel springs, active sway bars, and massive rims, though, as it’s better suited for on-road driving. For the first time, however, BMW is offering models that are more off-road oriented with adjustable air suspension that can increase its ride height and rough ground capability considerably. But boy is that M50d power plant good, especially with the new exhaust resonator that comes online in sport mode - it is probably one of the loudest factory diesels ever made, and I absolutely love it because of this.

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BMW Settles In Class Action Lawsuit for Poor Key Fob Design

BMW Settles In Class Action Lawsuit for Poor Key Fob Design

X5 owners may be due restitution

It really sucks when you accidentally lock yourself out of your car, especially if you’re stuck somewhere you’d rather not be. Apparently, BMW X5 owners who underwent this ordeal may be able to place the blame on the design of their key fobs, as BMW is currently facing down a class action lawsuit for poor design of the locking function.

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BMW Should Offer Some Of Its Cars with Different Grille Size Options

BMW Should Offer Some Of Its Cars with Different Grille Size Options

Not everybody is into huge grilles, you know

Iconic and instantly recognizable as the BMW kidney grille may be, it has been growing and growing with recent models to the point where now it’s become too big on some models - yes, I’m looking at you, facelifted 7-Series sedan. But the refreshed 7-Series is not the only culprit here, because the new X7 is too, as well as the new X5 to a lesser degree.

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2019 BMW X5

2019 BMW X5

The Audi Q7 and Mercedes GLE better watch out...

The 2019 BMW X5 has been completely redesigned for 2019 with a new, revitalized exterior look, all-new interior, tons of new technology, and even more power than before. At the time of launch, it will be offered in four different trim levels that include xDrive40i (replaces the 35i,) the xDrive50i, xDrive30d, and the M50d.

All models come standard with next-gen tech like BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, larger head up display, cooled and heated cup holders, and ambient interior lighting. And, to really top things off, it’s a seven-seater with extra legroom. No good deed goes unpunished, though, as it looks like cargo room does suffer a bit.

The “SkyLounge” panorama glass roof is said to have as many as 15,000 illuminated colors. Wheel offerings range anywhere between 18 and 22-inches and an off-road package will add a special locking differential in the rear. Gasoline engines range between 340 and 462 horsepower while diesel engines range between 265 and 400 horsepower. The new, 2019 BMW X5 should go on sale in late 2018.

Updated 12/05/2018: We’ve updated our gallery with images taken at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

Sometimes being siblings is better than being identical twins

Following in the footsteps of Audi and Mercedes, BMW has adopted the ‘Russian Doll’ design; wherein every product basically looks the same. It feels like the cars have taken the ‘twinning’ concept way too seriously. For instance, it is hard to differentiate between the Audi A4, A6, and A8 if not for their lengths. And, this design approach is getting more and more common for brands. Maybe they use it as a ‘brand recall’ strategy, but it is getting out of hand. So, finally, BMW has decided to put an end to it.....finally

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2019 BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

2019 BMW X5 with M Performance Parts

Off-road or race - how do you want it?

The fourth-generation BMW X5 is set to arrive very soon for the 2019 model year, but Bimmer is already ramping up the hype with a slew of new M Performance parts, including fresh exterior bits and new interior equipment. Off-roading- or racer-styles are both on offer.

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Is the 2019 BMW X7 Too Similar to the BMW X5?

Is the 2019 BMW X7 Too Similar to the BMW X5?

Like it or not, the X7 is here, and it’s here to stay

The BMW X7 has arrived, and it’s poised to take the reigns from the X5 as Bavaria’s new flagship SUV. The full-sized behemoth will have its hands full competing against the likes of the Mercedes GLS-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover. For the time being, at least, the X7 will also draw comparisons to the model it’s replacing atop the BMW SUV food chain. Fair or not, the X7 will be compared to the X5, in part to judge the merits of the X7 as Bimmer’s new flagship SUV. The latter now holds the keys to BMW’s SUV kingdom as all eyes will be on it to see if it can elevate the German automaker’s status in the market.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Vs. 2019 BMW X5

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE Vs. 2019 BMW X5

Two of the most amazing modern SUVs together

Please welcome the heavyweight SUV showdown. This is the Mercedes-Benz GLE versus the BMW X5. No, you will not find out which one is better, nor will I suggest you get one over the other. You will, however, find out how two of the most astounding SUVs of today stack one against another. How do they differ? Do they bring anything new? How cool are they?

I am well aware that many hate SUVs because they find them too flamboyant and too aggressive for the world we live in, but the matter of the fact is that SUVs have become a staple of car design, leaders of technology development, and models that make a lot of money. Every SUV you buy fuels a bit of money into the development of the really cool stuff. So, as far as I’m concerned, you should buy them as much as possible.

With the recent introduction of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE, SUV fandom becomes even richer.

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2019 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance

2019 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance

More power, more electric range, the same luxury features

The BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance is the latest iteration of the company’s midsize luxury SUV. Introduced for the 2019 model year, it replaces the xDrive40e based on the previous-generation (F15) crossover.

On top of the new exterior design and interior features that come with each new generation, the xDrive45e iPerformance also boasts major changes under the hood. Not only did BMW replaced the old four-cylinder with an inline-six mill, but the hybrid drivetrain is also more powerful and delivers superior performance. The X5 also emits less CO2 than before and runs more miles on electric power alone. But more about that, as well as on how it compares with its rivals, in the review below.

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2018 The BMW X5 M Avalanche by Auto-Dynamics

2018 The BMW X5 M Avalanche by Auto-Dynamics

This ominous beast is more powerful than the Urus and quicker than a Hellcat

We are still a year or two away from the new BMW X5 M launch. Yet, the old one is still in excellent shape with its striking V-8 and intimidating looks. That’s why we are seeing it again coming out of a tuner’s garage. In this case, from the garage of Auto-Dynamics from Poland.

These guys are no strangers to tuning all sorts of German machinery, including Porsches, Audis and BMWs. Their latest project is the F85 BMW X5 M, and it was massaged to deliver more power than the Lamborghini Urus and drive to 62 mph almost as quickly as the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. Apart from giving credibility to Russian mobsters, to sons of Arab oil barons, and really successful cocaine kings, cars like this show what the SUV world is doing nowadays. It seems that the world of SUVs has reached the same stage as what tuned sports cars had reached twenty years ago - a place between rationality and madness.

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Mid-year review: The 5 Best Truck and SUV Debuts So Far This Year

Mid-year review: The 5 Best Truck and SUV Debuts So Far This Year

SUVs and trucks practically replaced sedans and wagons. Heck, they are so popular now that some manufacturers make three-door versions of SUVs, something that has never worked well. Nevertheless, this year has seen a fair share of SUV and truck releases, but as with everything else, some are more important than others. I present to you five best and most important truck and SUV debuts so far this year.

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The 2019 BMW X5's Online Configurator is Going to Take Some Getting Used To

The 2019 BMW X5’s Online Configurator is Going to Take Some Getting Used To

I managed to get through it, but not without a few raised eyebrows

The BMW X5 has arrived and as expected with models of its status, so too has its online configurator. We’ve gotten adept at these online configurators to the point that it’s become common for us to start working on our own versions of the just-released model just so we have an excuse to play around with it. This time, I’m taking the controls of the BMW X5 online configurator to see what I can do to create the X5 of my dreams. You don’t have to like what I end up creating, but that’s the beauty of this exercise. If you don’t like what I did, you can go make your own.

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BMW X5 - A Formidable Foe Four Times in a Row

BMW X5 - A Formidable Foe Four Times in a Row

Can it get any better than this?

It is a war out there. Not the War of the Worlds, but a war among SUVs - big ones, fast ones, mean ones and appealing ones. The escalating conflict in the world of SUVs did bring exceptional weaponry to the market playground. No one can argue with the mercenary nature that the likes of the Audi Q7, the Porsche Cayenne, the Mercedes-Benz GLE or the BMW X5 wreak upon us.

They are all good. Perhaps not in a nice or a polite way, but certainly in a firm, tenacious, and tough way. They are badass - dominating streets, embellishing house driveways, and providing a majority of that important surplus at the bottom of manufacturers’ balance sheets.

And the BMW X5 may well be the best of them all!

Since its inception back in 2000, the Bavarian giant has delivered 2.2 million units worldwide. Now, in its fourth generation, the 2019 BMW X5 faces its toughest test - the onslaught of exceptionality a whole guard of premium manufacturers unleashed to the streets.

This is how the 2019 BMW X5 prepared to fair the fight.

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Love It or Leave It - The 2019 BMW X5

Love It or Leave It - The 2019 BMW X5

The good, the bad, and the ugly

In production since 2013, the third-generation BMW X5 entered its final year on the market in 2018. With production scheduled to end this year, the Germans launched the fourth-generation SUV. Redesigned on the group’s new CLAR platform, the G05 model boasts a new but familiar exterior and a more modern interior. As it is the case with redesigns, the X5 also gained a revised engine lineup and a wide array of new gear, including driver aids, a new suspension setup, and an off-road package.

Unfortunately, the new SUV also comes with a few downsides. We’ve already discussed the good and the bad at the office, and you can read our opinions below. Don’t forget to tell us what you think about the new X5 in the comments section.

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BMW Screwed Up Big Time with the New X5

BMW Screwed Up Big Time with the New X5

Smaller trunk? Are you insane?

Hey, look, the brand-new BMW X5 is here! I know, it’s yesterday news, everyone has seen it. Well, I’m not exactly anxious to get up early in the morning so yeah, I’m usually late on the news. But here’s something no one appears to have noticed yet: the SUV’s trunk is now smaller. And not by a little bit, it’s significantly smaller, despite the X5 being slightly bigger.

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The 2019 BMW X5's Electric Boot Cover is the Definition of Useless Technology

The 2019 BMW X5’s Electric Boot Cover is the Definition of Useless Technology

Can cars ever have too much technology? Well, apparently…

The 2019 BMW X5 can be optioned with an electric boot cover, a technology that takes the top spot on our list of useless technology and makes BMW look like it’s trying too hard.

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The 2019 BMW X5 Grew In Almost Every Way, But Doesn't Deliver Where it Maters Most

The 2019 BMW X5 Grew In Almost Every Way, But Doesn’t Deliver Where it Maters Most

Something’s afoot here

BMW’s quest to make the new X5 SUV look sexier may have come at the expense of cargo space taking a significant hit. Spec data from the X5’s launch revealed that the minimum cargo space dropped from 35.8 cubic feet to 22.8 cubic feet but even more alarming, the maximum cargo space also dropped from 76.7 cubic feet to a paltry 65.7 cubic feet. Even with the rear seats in their full and upright positions, cargo space also dropped from 35.8 cubic feet to 31.7 cubic feet. Do the math, and that’s four cubic feet less than the previous model, representing 11 percent less space compared to the model it’s replacing.

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Someone Has Already Rendered the BMW X5 M and It Looks Like a Winner

Someone Has Already Rendered the BMW X5 M and It Looks Like a Winner

Expect more renderings to arrive in the coming weeks and months

With the new BMW X5 now in our lives, rendering artists have begun coming out of the woodwork to present their interpretations of what a BMW X5 M is going to look like. One of these artists, Aksyonov Nikita, has released his rendering of the M-powered X5, and it has a lot of potential.

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Is the BMW X5 Really Suitable for Towing or Going Off-Road?

Is the BMW X5 Really Suitable for Towing or Going Off-Road?

Yes... and No

The 2019 BMW X5 is available with an off-road package, but does that mean it’s suitable for real off-roading? Furthermore, as a midsized SUV, is it capable of towing anything worth a damn or is that better left for your country-dwelling buddy with his Ford F-150 or Chevy Silverado? We intend to answer these questions and maybe go into a few more details so that you’re prepared before you take the plunge into reserving your very own 2019 BMW X5. Let’s get to it.

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Visual Comparison: 2017 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

Visual Comparison: 2017 BMW X5 vs 2019 BMW X5

The Bavarian’s midsize gets a next-gen update, but how’s it look?

The upcoming fourth-generation 2019 BMW X5 is set to make its big debut later this year, but that hasn’t stopped some folks from leaking official press shots onto the Internet, leading to comparisons with the outgoing model. Read on for a breakdown of what’s to come in terms of both the exterior styling and interior space.

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2019 BMW X5 Unveiled

2019 BMW X5 Unveiled

The latest and greatest in Bavarian crossover luxury

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has arrived, and it looks to bring new exterior styling, a refreshed interior, updated engines, and the latest technology features. The reveal comes mere hours after a slew of official pictures mysteriously “leaked” onto the Internet, and now, we’ve got the official specs to fill in the gaps.

Buyers can get theirs in two different trim levels, including the X5 xDr40i and the X5 xDr50i. Dimensionally, the new X5 is larger than before, with a longer wheelbase that adds an extra 1.6 inches over the outgoing model. It’s also longer overall by 1.1 inches, plus 2.6 inches wider and an inch taller, all of which should enhance the crossover’s road presence and interior room.

The new X5 looks different too, thanks to a restyled front end and those beefier proportions. Standard exterior features include Adaptive LED headlights and 19-inch alloy wheels, while laser headlights and 20-inch M-branded alloys are both optional.

Inside, the new layout seems to angle all the instrumentation towards the driver’s position, while electrically adjustable sports seats are standard. Additional M gear, such as a new sports steering wheel, new pedals, and trim bits are also offered.

As for the tech front, standard spec throws in basics like Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning. There’s also a 12.3-inch instrument cluster as part of the latest iDrive system.

Two turbocharged gas engines are offered for motivation, including a six-cylinder and a V-8, with 335 horses made by the former and 456 horses made by the latter. The 0-to-60 mph sprint is completed in 5.3 seconds with the ‘six and 4.6 seconds with the ‘eight. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, while AWD puts the power to the ground.

Electronically controlled dampers keep the new X5 shiny side up, while Integral Active Steering is an available option. Expect a vast array of settings and systems to customize yours as you see fit. There’s even an Off-Road Package, if that’s your kind of thing.

No official pricing was announced, but expect the 2019 BMW X5 to slot in at around $60,000.

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Someone is Trying to Rain on Audi's Big Day By Leaking Official X5 Images

Someone is Trying to Rain on Audi’s Big Day By Leaking Official X5 Images

Check out the Bavarian’s latest crossover before it drops in Paris!

Although we’ve seen it testing in camouflaged body panels prior, we’re now getting our first unrestricted glimpse at the new BMW X5’s styling, courtesy of a recent rash of leaked images. It would appear as though this is the real deal.

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Why the BMW X5 Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show

Why the BMW X5 Will Debut at the Paris Motor Show

3 Series coming later this year?

Unlike many big automakers, BMW will have a display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October, and that leads to speculation that the long-awaited next-gen X5 could make its debut there.

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BMW Drops Official Spy Shots of the Next X5 Testing In Off-Road Conditions

BMW Drops Official Spy Shots of the Next X5 Testing In Off-Road Conditions

It’s a rough and tumble world out there

First hitting the scene in 1999, the original BMW X5 sought to combine the fun and engaging driving experience BMW is known for with the utility and capability of a larger mid-size SUV. Such is the case with the upcoming fourth-generation as well, which will likely debut later in 2018 for the 2019 model year. With its imminent arrival comes a variety of hype-builders, including this new slew of content that shows the latest SUV undergoing a number of off-road test sessions.

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The Next-Gen BMW X5 Will Debut This Year be Sold as a 2019 Model

The Next-Gen BMW X5 Will Debut This Year be Sold as a 2019 Model

This is much earlier than expected and a welcome development

BMW has followed a predictive trend with the X5, keeping the first- and second-gen models on the market for just six years. So, even if we hadn’t started seeing spy shots of the third-gen, G05, X5 being put through the paces, we still had a feeling that we would see it by at least 2020. As new spy shots came in, it became painfully obvious we might see it sooner than expected, and that has now been confirmed by none other than BMW Group CEO, Harald Kruger, at the 98th Annual General Meeting this week. In short, he not only confirmed that we would see the new X5 this year, but we would see it this month. So, May 2018 will officially go down as the month of the X5.

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BMW Sued After an X5's Self-Closing Door Cut Off Someone's Thumb!!!

BMW Sued After an X5’s Self-Closing Door Cut Off Someone’s Thumb!!!

It’s like the Tesla Model X situation all over again

A report from the New York Post puts BMW in the crosshairs of a now-disgruntled customer who lost one of his thumbs after a self-closing door on his X5 decided to shut itself, severing his finger in the process. The irony in all of this is that the feature is known as SCAD, or “Soft Closing Automatic Door.” I guess you could say that’s there was nothing soft about this particular closing, huh?

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 Nick Picks A BMW X5 M To Send Holiday Cheers to One and All

Nick Picks A BMW X5 M To Send Holiday Cheers to One and All

Another day, another holiday-themed commercial from BMW. Remember the dad who ruined his daughter’s Christmas by getting too caught up with his BMW M3 pick-up’s performance abilities? Well, the German automaker has released a follow-up video featuring Santa Claus, or at least a different version of him, driving a brand-new BMW X5 M.

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BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW has been watching the reported problems for a while now..

BMW is recalling a whopping one million vehicles in North America over two separate issues involving fire risks. Both recalls include cars produced from 2006 to the 2011 model years. One recall covers 670,000 3 Series models from 2006 to 2011 model years, while the second recall is issued for 740,000 cars from 2007 to 2011 model years. The latter includes the 128i, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X5, and Z4 models. Although these figures amount to more than 1.4 million units, BMW says the recalls overlap and cover about one million examples. Nearly all cars have been sold in the United States, while about 15,000 are from Canada. The recalls may expand to other countries in the future, but no specific announcement has been made as of this writing.

The first recall for the 3 Series models only will address a wiring issue for heating and air conditioning system. According to the company’s report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the systems may overheat and could increase the risk of a fire in the car. BMW has reportedly been monitoring the issue since 2008 and has made some improvements in 2011, but some incidents from 2015 and 2016, which led to injuries, prompted a mass recall. The second recall is about a valve heater issue that may cause damage to the engine compartment. No injuries or crashes related to this problem have been reported so far. All cars involved will have their wiring harnesses and valve heaters replaced at BMW dealers, free of charge.

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BMW Releases Black Fire Editions For The X6 M And The X5 M

BMW Releases Black Fire Editions For The X6 M And The X5 M

Special edition models help set a more aggressive tone to both high-performance SUVs

If there were ever two models that served as pioneers of their kind in their respective markets, the BMW X5 and the BMW X6 are as good examples as you can find. The X5 was introduced in 1999, becoming one of the first premium SUVs to hit the modern automotive market. 10 years later, the X6 followed suit, ushering in a new sub-segment that has come to be known as the

coupe

SUVs. Today, both the X5 and X6 are still soldiering on, and BMW is doing its part to keep models fresh with the release of the X5 M and X6 M Black Fire Editions.

Developed specifically for the high-performance M versions of both models, the Black Fire Editions provide a more menacing visual profile for both the X5 M and X6 M. The upgrades included are more cosmetic in nature than anything else, highlighted by the use of a Sapphire Black Metallic paint finish on the SUVs’ bodywork. The black treatment is actually spread throughout, covering significant spaces in both the exterior and interior. The end result certainly speaks to how Bimmer intended these two SUVs to turn out as both special edition models look about as sinister as anything we’ve seen from either of them in the past.

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