The mid-size luxury SUV segment is the one that started the current rush on upscale crossovers, and BMW’s X5 was one of the cars that kicked it all off in the late 1990s. The X5’s last full redesign was done in 2019.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, there are no major changes to the X5, save for the addition of a very limited-availability Black Vermillion appearance package.
The X5 starts out in xDrive40i trim, with a turbo six-cylinder engine with 48-volt mild hybrid assist, eight-speed transmission, and AWD. From there, you can upgrade to the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e, or the V8-powered M50i.
The xDrive40i variant comes fitted with remote engine start, satin aluminum exterior trim, a panoramic sunroof, power front seats, heated steering wheel/front seats/armrests, auto-dimming/power-folding mirrors, adaptive LED headlights, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and digital gauges.
xDrive40i trim’s standard safety package comprises automatic high beams, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning, lane departure warning, forward collision alert with city-speed automatic braking, and speed sign recognition.
M50i trim adds upgraded brakes, exhaust and differential, an adaptive suspension, and leather dash trim.
You can get more driver assists in the advanced driving assistance package of steering/lane control, evasion assist, all-speed automatic braking, front cross-traffic alert, lane keep and traffic jam assistants, and adaptive cruise control.
An essential premium package brings a head-up display, a parking assistant, rear side sun shades, passive keyless entry, lumbar adjustments, four-zone A/C, heated rear seats, and heated/cooled cupholders.
The enhanced premium pack adds an upgraded stereo, adaptive suspension, soft-close doors, ventilated front seats, a drive recorder, panoramic sunroof, and comfort front seats.
A premium excellence option brings an extended leather interior, and massaging front seats.
An off-road package adds a sport differential and off-road drive modes.
As of this writing, BMW had not published fuel consumption estimates for the 2022 BMW X5, but we expect its ratings to be similar to those for the 2021 model: 11.4/9.2 L/100 km (city/highway) for xDrive40i; 14.4/10.6 L/100 km in M50i; and, for the xDrive45e, 12.2/10.6 L/100 km in gas-electric mode and 4.7 Le/100 km in battery-only driving.
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