2019 BMW X5 Review, Release Dates, Prices

Totally overhauled for 2019, the BMW X5 is now in its fourth generation. This luxury SUV improved with slightly larger dimensions, more powerful, more technology, enhanced safety and driver assistance features. For the first time since its release 20 years ago, the 2019 BMW X5 is available with an off-road package and a 2-axle air suspension that provides its new, more rugged capabilities. BMW fans will be pleased to know that it does not lose its athleticism and sports-sedan-like performance that distinguishes it from rivals like the Audi Q5, Lexus RX or Acura MDX. The new 2019 BMW X5 is available with a choice of 6- or 8-cylinder engines and 5 or 7 passengers configuration.

The 2019 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV that is available in xDrive40i and xDrive50i. In its base form, the new X5 comes with front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic moonroof, universal garage-door opener, power tailgate, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-way-power front seat with 3-level heating, and power-adjustable steering wheel. The standard iDrive 7 infotainment system includes a 10.2-inch touchscreen, a dial near the center armrest, Apple CarPlay integration, navigation, two USB ports, and 10-speaker/205-watt audio system with 20 gigs of multimedia storage.

For safety feature, the 2019 BMW X5 provides the Active Driving Assistant that bundles blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, pedestrian detection, and frontal collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

Engine Specs

The new 2019 BMW X5 offers a choice of two engines. Standard in the xDrive40i model is a 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine that makes 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. It’s a great engine and will be more than most people need. If you really want something faster, the xDrive50i twin-turbo V8 engine will please you. It produce a robust 456 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission and have all-wheel drive as standard.

BMW estimates the xDrive40i will do 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds and the xDrive50i in just 4.6 seconds. All 2019 BMW X5 models are rated to tow up to 7,200 pounds. Like other new vehicles, the X5 features an auto start/stop system that cuts engine power at stoplights to save fuel. If you find the restarts annoying, the system can be disabled. As of now, a new diesel X5 isn’t available.

3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 with 8-speed automatic (xDrive40i)
335 horsepower @ 5,500-6,500 rpm
330 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-5,200 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 20/26 mpg

4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 8-speed automatic (xDrive50i)
456 horsepower @ 5,250-6,000 rpm
479 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,750 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 17/22 mpg

Pricing Notes

The 2019 BMW X5 luxury SUV is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The xDrive40i model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $61,695 (all price include destination fee). If you want the V8-powered xDrive50i, you’re paying at least $76,745. A fully loaded X5 can past the $90,000 mark.

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