BMW has confirmed that the latest 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid will be launched next year. The race between Mercedes and BMW in the premium SUV class does not take off. These two German manufacturers in that class are currently leading the main thing. This time, BMW does not want to go into the unknown, as for design. So, when it comes to technical solutions.
Probably the experts of this company defined that average customers of this class of vehicles are not in the mood for experiments. In the first place they value safety, reliability, quality and driving characteristics. In recent years, it has again become a characteristic conservative approach to design for the entire BMW brand, al.
But in spite of that, the sporting image is still cultivated. This also applies to the new 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid. Changes to the predecessors are quite discrete. At first glance, the new 2018 X5 Hybrid does not differ much from the previous model, but during city driving, the changes are noticeable.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The front part of the latest SUV model is typically “BMW-style” styled. Compared to the previous model, the traditional radiator grille has been extended. But remains in line with the rest of the vehicle. Light groups are also recognizable. So the final assessment is that the design of novelties represents the evolution of the predecessor, not a radical shift.
The same can be said for the hips and the back. This model cannot go unnoticed thanks to its dimensions. The carousel is about five meters long and nearly two feet wide. The new SUV will use CLAR (Cluster Architecture). Also, by combining steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, the new BMW X5 Hybrid 2018 will be 50 kilograms lighter than the previous model.
The 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid will be available in several different colors Alpine White, Atlas Cedar Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral White Metallic, Pearl Silver Metallic, Ruby Black Metallic, Space Gray Metallic and Sparkling Brown Metallic.
In addition to the visual impression, the dimensions also positively reflect the spaciousness. Upon entering the car, the driver feels like a slim studio, and the space on the front seats is unmatched. The driver and co-driver have special rest areas, and on the back bench, absolutely every passenger will be able to find adequate comfort. Expectedly, the rear bench is divided according to 40/20/40 principle, so that only two passengers can find the maximum comfort. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 650 liters, which is easily increased to 1.870 liters by dropping the rear bench.
The interior of the new 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid represents only the evolution of the predecessor. All recognizable elements, such as gear shift lever, instrument panel and center console, are there, only with the necessary changes. In front of the steering wheel there are only four analogue instruments, but on the right, there is a huge, well-highlighted color display. And the inside of the model offers several options of different colors Amaro Brown, Black, Canberra Beige, Criollo Brown, Ivory White/Black, Mocha, Nutmeg, Smoke White, Taupe and Terra.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – Powerful Engine and Performance
By pressing the switch, a powerful 3.0-liter diesel engine is launched that releases 258 hp. The torque reaches 560 Nm, which are available in the range of 1,500 to 3,000 rpm. The sound of the engine is extremely dim, and even when it reaches the cab, it’s not rough, but rather quite attractive.
The engine is very good. But the driving dynamics does not contribute even less to the eight-speed automatic transmission. It perfectly chooses the engine’s operating mode, so that the driver is asked what is the option of changing the gear’s degree. The new 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid has fantastic driving characteristics. However, the 4 × 4 drive was always there to provide better active safety and an adequate traction on a slippery surface.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – Release Date and How Much Will Cost?
It is quite certain that this model will have incredibly good success on the market. Namely, the Bavarian manufacturer obviously does not have the need to use any tricks to impress the potential buyer. The new 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid does not have to look for a road to customers.
We believe that thanks to its qualities, beautiful design, comfortable interior and excellent performance will be won for their place on the market. It is sure to be at the top of the list of the most popular SUVs in 2018. The price is still not official, but at the moment we can say it will range from $60,000 to $70,000.