The German automaker is going to spread its portfolio in upcoming years with the new models of SUVs, and one of them is 2019 BMW X5. The X5 is the middle size luxury crossover that is first time introduced in 1999.
This model is also being the first SUV that featured all-wheel drive released by this popular carmaker.
2019 BMW X5 Redesigned Lines
It can be said that designers have done a great job this time by hiding the robustness of the 2019 BMW X5. With a new look and dimensions, this mid-size SUV looks a lot like the X3 model. Its hood became more muscular and the grid of two parts, characteristic of this model, become bigger with black chrome. Transparency of the road in the dark will be enhanced by additional LED strips around the headlights that retain their aggressive appearance. Furthermore, the best part on the back side is a tailgate with two sections which allows opening only one upper part of the trunk. On the roof will be roof rails that allow the transfer of extra luggage.
The interior of 2019 BMW X5 is more interesting than the outside. A lot of comforts make this vehicle very good choice for families. It will practically have seven seats with the fact that are only two seats in the third row. By folding this seats, cargo space becomes really spacious. The 2nd-row seat folds a 40/20/40 configuration. The Infotainment system will provide Wi-Fi connections and also the latest navigation. Bunch of useful information will be available through a touch screen of 10.2 inches that is updated to the newest version of that’s updated to the latest iDrive 5.0 system. A leather-covered steering wheel will be also enhanced for easier and more precise steering.
2019 BMW X5 Powertrain Options, Gearbox and Fuel Economy
The upcoming 2019 BMW X5 will come with five engine options.
The first one is a xDrive40e hybrid with 2.0-liter turbo-4 paired with an electric motor that delivers a total output of 308 horsepower. It comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 56 mpge/24 mpg combined.
The second one comes with the models sDrive35i/xDrive35i and has 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that produces 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. This model comes with EPA rating EPA city/highway 18/25 mpg for the (RWD) and 18/24 mpg for the (AWD). All engines will have a same slick 8-speed automatic transmission.
The third one is xDrive35d with a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine and 255 horsepower at 413 lb-ft of torque. For this model fuel economy is 24/31 mpg.
However, the fourth one xDrive50i will have powerful V8 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine and city/highway fuel economy of 15/21 mpg.
The last one and powerful is X5M variant with twin-turbocharged 4.4 V8 engine and 600 horsepower. The BMW X5 M variant will be released one year after base one model.
2019 BMW X5 Launch Date and Cost
There are no official words about release date and price. But from some news that is circulated over the sites, the new 2019 BMW X5 will get in the production sometime in 2019. We expect a little higher price that has been in predecessor around $56,000.
With great design and performance comes tons rivals, some of the main are Audi Q5, Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350, and Volkswagen Tuareg.
2020 BMW X5 M Models
The company will also bring BMW X5 M high-performance model in the near future, more precisely 2020. Furthermore, we also expect other models like X3 M, X4 M and X 6 M by that time. The spy images of the X5 M are taken in Sweden and the new model will bring bigger wheels, lowered suspension and a quad-tip exhaust system. According to images, it will sit on the popular BMW’s CLAR platforms like the base model. With this platform, the upcoming 2020 BMW X5 M will be lighter, stronger and more fun to drive.
We have some newest information about the engine that will be used in the 2020 BMW X5 M. Like in the current model, the newest one will be also equipped with powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. In the current one, this engine delivers 570 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.
The model for 2020 is expected to have little higher horsepower output of around 600. However, we are one hundred percent sure that will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Also, we expect that will company add xDrive system or also known all-wheel drive in this one. The models like X3 M and X4 M will be coming with twin-turbocharged inline-6 engines that make around 450 HP.