The 2018 BMW X5 is a modern SUV with a more dynamic look; it’s lighter and more flexible thanks to brilliant German engineering. It is expected to offer more cargo and passenger space compared to the predecessor. The SUV has many modern stylish features which gives lots of luxury. According to BMW, the new model has lost 175 pounds since it’s made from hardened carbon, aluminum and high strength steel. This makes it lighter, faster and more fuel efficient. It comes with different engine options which increase off-road capabilities. The main competitors are Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, Land Rover Range Rover and Audi Q7.
2018 BMW X5 – Exterior and Interior Design
The body lines and the doors are the same as the outgoing model. However, the grille and the badge have been extended. It has 20 inch aluminum alloy wheels with an option of 21 inch which are capable of handling any kind of terrain. In addition, it is fitted with adaptive xenon headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, heated mirrors. Also, the LED fog lights, roof rails and a panoramic sunroof.
In addition, the interior is equipped with luxury and comfort. The 2018 BMW X5 has 14-way power-adjustable and heated front seats, the rear seats can split 40/20/40 creating 76.7 cubic feet of cargo space. This makes it easy to load bulky cargo. It is expected that it will be offered in 3 rows of seats. Also, it has leather upholstery and a keyless entry and ignition.
The SUV has a 10.2-inch display screen. Driving assistance features include; a navigation system, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping alert, pedestrian protection, satellite radio, voice controls, automated parking assistance and real-time traffic information. Entertainment features include; a 9-speaker surround sound system, HD radio, CD player, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Wireless Bluetooth, auxiliary audio and USB inputs.
However, there are only moderate changes to the centre console. Safety features include; traction control, eight airbags, automatic crash notification, anti-lock brakes, emergency communications and stolen vehicle recovery assistance.
2018 BMW X5 – Engine and Performance
The BMW X5 2018 is available different engine versions. There is a petrol engine or diesel engine. The petrol engine is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged, 6 cylinder engine producing 300 hp and 300 lb-feet of torque. It works together with 8 speed automatic transmission. It is very fast since from 0-60km/h it takes 5.8 seconds. The fuel economy is 18 mpg in the city, 25mpg on the highway and a combined 21mpg.
The diesel engine is powered by 3.0-lter 6-cylinder engine which produces 255 hp and 413 feet of torque. It is also expected that there will be the most powerful version which is a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged, 8 cylinder engine which produces 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The estimated fuel economy is 15mpg at the city, 21mpg on the highway and a combined 17mpg. From 0-60 it takes only 4.8 seconds. Also, the 2018 BMW X5 sends power to all wheels through the all-wheel drive system. So, the 2018 BMW X5 has a towing capability of 6,000 pounds.
2018 BMW X5 – Price and Release Date
In conclusion, the according to the representatives of the brand, the price of the 2018 BMW X5 is approximated to be $53,900.It is expected to be available in the dealerships by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Finally, it is definitely a car that is worth the price.