2016 BMW X5

Buyer's Guide

BMW's mid-size crossover gains a plug-in hybrid model for 2016 called the xDrive40e. Combining a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, power output is 308 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, and a fully charged battery promises up to 21 km of all-electric driving.

That hybrid drivetrain joins a range of turbocharged engines carried over from 2015: a 3.0L six-cylinder in the xDrive35i that makes 300 hp and 300 lb-ft; a 3.0L diesel cranking out 258 hp and 413 lb-ft; and a 4.4L V8 good for 445 hp and 479 lb-ft in the xDrive50i, and 567 hp and 553 lb-ft in the X5 M.

All four powertrains come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and, as the xDrive nomenclature suggests, standard all-wheel drive.

Fuel consumption figures in the 35i are 13.0/9.7 L/100 km (city/highway); 15.7/11.4 in the 50i; 16.6/12.1 in the X5 M; and 10.0/7.6 in the diesel. Like other plug-in vehicles, the xDrive40e gets two sets of ratings: 10.2/9.5 L/100 km when its gas engine and electric motor are working together, and the electricity equivalent of 4.1 L/100 km when running on its battery.

Pricing for non-M models begins at $66,300 for the xDrive35i, and tops out at $78,500 in 50i trim. The X5 M's MSRP is $106,900.

Standard kit in xDrive 35i and 35d models includes 19-inch wheels and tires, steerable Xenon automatic headlights, adaptive brake lights, fog lights, heated, auto-dimming, and power-folding side mirrors and windshield washer jets, front and rear park assist, backup camera, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel and front seats, power-adjustable tilt-and-telescopic steering, power tailgate, 10-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory, Dakota leather seat upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, nine-speaker stereo with USB and auxiliary inputs and CD player, and Bluetooth.

Extra stuff included in xDrive 50i trim includes soft-close doors, garage door opener, navigation, and voice control for navigation, telephone and stereo functions.

X5M trim adds 21-inch wheels, M sport seats, heated rear seats, 16-speaker 600-watt stereo.

2016 BMW X5 Specifications

There are 4 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $66,300 MSRP
11.4
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
300 hp @5800 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
AWD 4dr xDrive35i $66,300 5 SUV
AWD 4dr xDrive35i 300 hp @5800 rpm 300 ft-lb @1300 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr xDrive35i 193.2" 76.3" 69.4" 115.5"
AWD 4dr xDrive35i
AWD 4dr xDrive35i Leather Seats
AWD 4dr xDrive35i
AWD 4dr xDrive35i
AWD 4dr xDrive35d $67,800 5 SUV
AWD 4dr xDrive35d 255 hp @5800 rpm 413 ft-lb @1300 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr xDrive35d 193.2" 76.3" 69.4" 115.5"
AWD 4dr xDrive35d
AWD 4dr xDrive35d Leather Seats
AWD 4dr xDrive35d
AWD 4dr xDrive35d
AWD 4dr xDrive40e $74,000 5 SUV
AWD 4dr xDrive40e 313 hp @5000 rpm 332 ft-lb @0 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr xDrive40e 192.4" 76.3" 69.4" 115.5"
AWD 4dr xDrive40e
AWD 4dr xDrive40e Leather Seats
AWD 4dr xDrive40e
AWD 4dr xDrive40e
AWD 4dr xDrive50i $78,500 5 SUV
AWD 4dr xDrive50i 445 hp @5500 rpm 479 ft-lb @2000 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
AWD 4dr xDrive50i 193.2" 76.3" 69.4" 115.5"
AWD 4dr xDrive50i
AWD 4dr xDrive50i Leather Seats
AWD 4dr xDrive50i
AWD 4dr xDrive50i

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Owner Reviews: 2016 BMW / X5

Average Rating

2006 BMW X5

Trim: 4.4i
by oxkart on 10-17-2012
Great car to lease, not reliable enough to buy
For such a big SUV the ride is amazing. Acceleration, cornering confidence and overall sportiness are among the best in class. The 6 speed automatic transmission with manual override was a lot of fun too but a little sluggish. Also, the thing produced a beautiful powerful exhaust note making you feel like your driving something very powerful. I have driven older BMW 540i's with the same basic engine and they sounding boring in comparison.

Reliability is a problem with most BMWs and this one is no exception. The 6 speed automatics are actually not bad at all for reliability. The same goes for the 4.4l v8 engine. The problems are in the details. Front suspension bushings gave out, power mirror retractors failed, adaptive headlights malfunction, rain sensing wipers malfunctioned.

There was a clunking under certain types of acceleration they never was able to be fixed.

It was fun while it lasted.
Overall
3.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
1/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2008 BMW X5

by Stickhandle on 10-11-2012
A little pricey but a great vehicle
I know the margins are too high on this one but it is a great car. No complaints at all...although would like to have paid a little less.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2012 BMW X5

by ryu on 10-11-2012
Love this Car
This car runs like a tank. It is quite spacious and comfortable.
This car is good for long driving and camping as it can hold a lot of items in the trunk.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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