2024 BMW X5
2024 BMW X5
The 2024 BMW X5 is here, bringing a plethora of updates that set it apart in the luxury SUV segment. Let's delve into the new features and improvements that have been introduced in this model.
New Versions of the 2024 BMW X5
The 2024 BMW X5 introduces enhanced versions rather than entirely new models. The earlier BMW X5 xDrive45e has transitioned to the xDrive50e. Similarly, what was previously known as the M50i models are now dubbed the M60i models. These shifts emphasize the enhanced powertrain lineup that's been incorporated into the 2024 BMW X5 redesign.
What’s new on the 2024 BMW X5?
The 2024 BMW X5 stands out with its evolved design elements, most notably the illuminated BMW kidney grille. The vehicle's front boasts a refreshed appearance, distinguished by the signature BMW headlights and kidney grille, now 35 millimetres slimmer. The redesigned headlight units feature arrow-shaped daytime driving lights that not only point outward but also double as turn signal indicators.
For the first time, enthusiasts can opt for an Illuminated Kidney Grille on specific variants like the BMW X5 xDrive50e and X5 xDrive40i. This unique illumination springs to life as a door opens and offers manual control to the driver through the iDrive menu. The contemporary touch to the X5 is further accentuated by the kidney grille's surrounding sculpted surfaces. Vertical air curtains on the periphery magnify the vehicle's broad stance. Enhancements continue to the lower air intake, now adorned with horizontal trims and triangular vents on either side.
Complementing these upgrades, the BMW X5 features reimagined air breathers on the front side panels. They showcase a dynamic curve, available in either chrome or black based on the chosen model or package, and are accentuated by three horizontal blades towards their rear end. The finishing touch comes in the form of the LED rear lights, imprinted with a distinctive X motif.
The redesigned dashboard introduces the BMW Curved Display, its horizontal layout accentuating the spaciousness of the cabin. Leather-like Sensafin surfacing enhances its elegance, and the refined central air vents seamlessly blend into the instrument panel. A notable addition is the ambient Light Bar, featuring a crystalline texture and sharp LED backlighting situated in the front passenger zone. Through the iDrive menu, users can adjust the lighting's spread, intensity, and choose from 15 different hues. The system also provides the Welcome Light Carpet, which casts a distinct graphic on the ground as doors are unlocked or opened, and pulsating alerts on the door panel when the engine is active.
Standard seating includes sport seats in Sensafin upholstery, emphasizing comfort and side support. Premium packages offer ventilated Comfort Seats with optional massage features. Sensafin upholstery choices range from Silverstone to Black, with Merino leather variants in tones such as Ivory and Tartufo.
The 2024 BMW X5 introduces several technology enhancements to elevate the driving and user experience. Central to the interior redesign is the fully digital BMW Curved Display. Comprising a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch control display, both are seamlessly integrated behind a single glass surface. This setup not only enhances the visual aesthetics but has also paved the way for a cleaner cockpit design by reducing the number of physical buttons.
Dynamic Driving Experience
Adding to the dynamic driving experience, the Integral Active 4-Wheel Steering, standard on M60i versions, bolsters the BMW X5's agility, driving comfort, and maneuverability. This ensures the vehicle is as nimble in tight spaces as it is stable on open roads. On the assistance front, the optional Advanced Driver Assistance Package introduces the Highway Assistant. Designed for convenience during extended travels, it offers hands-off steering capability on limited access highways at speeds up to 130 km/h. While it enhances comfort, drivers are reminded to remain attentive and be ready to take over the steering at any time.
Parking has also been made more effortless with the Parking Assistant Professional. The standard Reversing Assistant allows for automated reversing in tight spaces or situations with limited visibility.
The 2024 BMW X5 introduces advanced powertrains, merging electrification with traditional combustion engines to enhance efficiency and driving dynamics. The M60i variants now incorporate 48V mild-hybrid technology.
The X5 xDrive50e stands out with its improved plug-in hybrid system. Pairing a significantly reworked gasoline engine with an electric drive, this model offers a combined power output of 483 hp and a torque of 516 lb-ft. The 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine uses BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology, incorporating efficient Miller combustion cycle features and an electric motor within the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that delivers 194 hp. This combination enables the X5 xDrive50e to achieve 0 to 100 km/h in a preliminary 4.8 seconds.
Newer 48V mild-hybrid technology bolsters the driving dynamics of internal combustion engine (ICE) variants of the BMW X5's internal combustion engine variants. Paired with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, an integrated electric motor enhances the output by up to 12 hp and 147 lb-ft torque. The 48V battery, housed in the engine compartment, charges via adaptive recuperation. In the top-of-the-line M60i version, a new 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine is introduced. Benefitting from motorsport-based advancements, this engine, combined with 48V mild hybrid technology, produces 523 hp and 553 lb-ft torque, reaching 0 to 100 km/h in an estimated 4.3 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 BMW X5
The 2024 BMW X5 is now available for purchase.
The starting price of the 2024 BMW X5 ranges from $86,000 to $105,000 depending on the version.
- X5 xDrive40i: $86,000
- X5 xDrive50e: $90,500
- X5 M60i: $105,000
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