The X5 makes one of the most appealing options in the segment of midsize luxury crossover SUVs. Explore the upcoming 2023 BMW X5 in the following.
The X5 is the very first produced SUV by BMW that has been around for over two decades already. Currently, it is in the middle of the 4th generation and maintains to be the ultimate automobile that lives up to the expectations placed on the manufacturer. Read more about the 2023 BMW X5 below, which has been spotted on testing sessions a few times already.
An Insight into the X5
The X5 (codenamed G05) is the nameplate of a mid-sized upscale BMW SUV. It is marketed as a “Sports Activity Vehicle” (SAV) on paper to signify its road-holding capability despite its huge dimensions. The X5 indicates a transformation from the body-on-frame construction design utilization to a more advanced structural skin chassis design.
Debuted for the first time in 1999, currently, the G05 is in its 4th generation, which was revealed in the mid-2018 calendar year online to the public. The first production year of this most recent generation made its official debut in November 2018.
The 2023 BMW X5 is most likely to carry the same range of four trim grades as the last model year: the base sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive45e, and the top-range M50i.
The 2023 BMW X5 Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency
Each variant under the BMW X5 lineup is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is the standard across the range, except for the entry-level trim sDrive40i which comes with a rear-wheel drive system.
The sDrive40i and xDrive40i are powered by a 3L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine joined by a 48V mild hybrid system. This combination results in 355 horsepower and 300-pound-feet outputs. The RWD variant gains 21/26 mpg city/highway while the AWD version acquires 21/25 mpg fuel economy estimations by the EPA.
The more powerful xDrive45e is also supported by a 3L turbocharged 6-cylinder engine and an electric powertrain, but it increases the outputs to 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 fuel efficiency version of this trim hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s most likely to offer quite similar numbers to the last model year at 50 mpg-e and 31 miles solely on the electric powertrain.
Meanwhile, the top-ranging M50i model features a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine. It generates up to 532 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque and earns 16/22 mpg city/highway estimated fuel economy ratings.
Exterior and Interior Possible Upgrades
According to the spy shots, the 2023 BMW X5 is spotted in the wild wearing tightly wrapped front and rear fascia, which implies that the car is going to receive upgrades in these areas. Some predictions of what the upgrades would be are a slimmer headlight set and a revised bumper.
No detail about the upcoming X5’s interior is known yet at this point, but it is expected to maintain the generous room it provides earlier in the first row, middle row, and cargo area. The back row size, however, is less suitable for adults.
Right after getting inside, the car occupants are indulged with a premium cabin that uses top-quality materials, an abundance of luxury features, and different points for smart device charging.
The seats in the front row are equipped with power adjustable and memory functions as standard. Each X5 also features heated front-row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, customizable ambient light, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a power-adjustable steering column, and a power liftgate. Combined with soft-close doors, remote start, and leather upholstery confirms the BMW X5’s class is a luxury crossover SUV.
The 2023 BMW X5 also most probably features the dual 12.3” display that promotes modernity to the cockpit area, with one of them serving as a digital instrumental display and the other allowing the driver to access the car’s infotainment system that is equipped with the most recent version of the manufacturer’s iDrive interface system.
This system can be controlled through a plethora of methods such as the rotary knob mounted on the center console, touchscreen commands, or even gesture control. Smartphone integration options (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) come as standards. Consumers can also upgrade the audio setup to the premium Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Price Increase and Arrival Date
The 2023 BMW X5 release date is yet to be announced. That being said, it is expected to be revealed in the latter half part of the year. The official price details show that the sDrive40i and xDrive40i costs increase as much as $1,000 while the xDrive45e and M50i prices are bumped by $2,000 compared to last year’s model.