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2019 BMW X5: Redesign Info, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - June 08, 2018
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BMW’s styling has gone through many small tweaks over the years, including the X5. Through the years, BMW has added the to-the-grille headlights, more upright kidney grilles, etc. Now, with the 2019 BMW X5 making its debut, we can see that many of these subtle changes Bimmer has made in recent history are going away.

On the outside, the BMW X5, at first glance, isn’t totally different, and that is Bimmer’s intention. The German automaker isn’t about to blow up its corporate design language, but it is more than willing to shake it up. And shake it up the 2019 X5 does with its body that’s larger by 1.1 inches in length, 2.6 inches in width, and 1 inch in height.

A closer look at the nose exposes an inflated kidney grille, new headlights that are now separate from the grille, sharper ridges on the hood, and larger air inlets on the front bumper. Down the sides exposes taller, more upright doors, while the rear boast thinner taillights a more upright rear hatch, and new bumper.All around, the X5 looks more like an SUV than a soft crossover—this could be a BMW swipe at Land Rover.

Inside, the first thing you’ll notice is the all-new Cockpit Professional, which combines a new display and control concept, and the latest iDrive system with a 12.3-inch high-resolution instrument cluster and a 12.3-inch center screen. The interior’s styling is a big departure too, as it is cleaner and more horizontal in design, making this spacious cabin feel even larger. The cabin also boasts a higher seating position for better visibility and all the latest in upscale upholstery, like the new Vernasca leather.

2019 BMW X5

Under its hood, the 2019 X5 will gain two new versions of familiar engines. The base unit will be a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six in the xDrive40i model, which will produce 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. In the xDrive50i, there will be a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine that will crank out 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will pair with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and all-wheel drive. The xDrive40 will hit 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds, while the xDrive50i will do the same in 4.6 seconds.

The 2019 BMW X5 will boast more advanced safety features than before, including standard Active Driving Assistant, which will include blind-spot detection, lane-departure warning, rear-collision warning, frontal-collision warning with pedestrian detection with low-speed automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and more.

There will also be an array of optional safety goodies, like adaptive cruise, front cross-traffic alert, and more. The current BMW X5 hasn’t completed enough IIHS tests to receive a Top Safety Pick rating, so we will have to see if the IIHS tosses enough of the new-generation X5s against a brick wall to complete all the tests.

Pricing & Release Date

We expect BMW to have the 2019 X5 in showrooms in late 2018.

Pricing remains unknown, but with the 2019 X5 being so much larger, we may see a significant price hike relative to the current model’s $58,195 to $75,045 MSRP range.

Competition will include the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Porsche Cayenne, and Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Learn about the current X5 on sale now »

Pictured: 2019 X5

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