2022 BMW X5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - February 9, 2021

Model Preview

The fully redesigned BMW X5 arrived in 2019, giving the automaker a modern midsize SUV in the popular segment. Entering its fourth model year since the full update, we expect the upcoming 2022 BMW X5 to be a carryover model.

When the X5 arrived in 2019, it featured a high-end design with sporty elements. The front end is dominated by BMW’s oversized kidney grilles, which sit in between sharp headlights. The back of the SUV is more upscale, with rectangular taillights, a slim rear spoiler, and soft lines. As a carryover model, the exterior design of the current X5 should remain the same for the 2022 X5.

On the inside, the current X5 features a modern design with high-end materials and sporty elements. The interior design should remain the same for the 2022 BMW X5. The angular dashboard is a highlight, while the center console that’s angled toward the driver is a hallmark BMW trait. BMW’s move to put the infotainment buttons and dials next to the gear shifter gives the center console a streamlined look.

The current X5 comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, navigation, five USB ports, a 10-speaker audio system. These tech features will carry over for the 2022 X5.


BMW offers four powertrains for the current X5. The standard engine is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that produces 335 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid X5 is available that features the same standard engine, but has an electric motor for a combined output of 389 hp. The two higher trim levels come with a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine making either 523 hp or 600 hp. All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available. The 2022 BMW X5 is expected to come with the same engines as the current model.

Standard safety features on the current X5 include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and parking sensors. The current X5 earned a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. We expect the 2022 BMW X5 to retain all of the same safety features and ratings as the current model.

Pricing & Release Date

BMW hasn’t provided any information on when the 2022 X5. Based on past years, we anticipate a summer 2021 arrival.

Pricing for the 2022 BMW X5 remains unclear. As a carryover model, we expect the 2022 X5 to range from $60,395 to $106,095 including destination.

This midsize luxury SUV will compete against the Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Genesis GV80, and Volvo XC90.

Pictured: 2020 BMW X5

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