The 3rd generation of the X5 has been released that long ago. In fact the car has barely been around for 4 years but it looks like an update is already on its way. The car is going to be replaced with the 2019 BMW X5 which is not going to be the facelift everyone was waiting. Instead, the 2019 model will be an entirely new vehicle. This massive change will happen because the current model is actually based on the same platform as the 2007 X5. Thanks to the upgrade, the manufacturing process should be streamlined as the new X5 will be based on the same CLAR architecture as BMW’s other new vehicles.
This is not going to be the only good thing to happen to the car though. The new platform is going to allow the new model to be quite a bit lighter and more rigid than before. This will assure better NVH levels as well as a better behavior on the road. The car is also expected to become more efficient than its predecessor while the better running gear should make it that much faster as well.
2019 BMW X5 Release date & Price
The BMW X5 is just another vehicle from Munich-based car giant which is being transferred to CLAR platform. The Bavarian’s are doing this with every model they can, but the thing is they can’t release it all at the same time. The 2019 X5 is scheduled for showroom release in early to mid-2018. The sales would start later in the summer, or early in the autumn of the same year.
The price will, thanks to the improvements go a little up. We can’t accurately estimate for just how much. The ongoing BMW X5 with rear wheel drive goes for $56,500. Moving after that the prices rise quickly up. With an addition of all-wheel-drive, you need to give additional $2,300, while the diesel with same disposition is over $60,000. If you opt for a hybrid, you get a price tag of $63,000. Depending on the engine choice the price only rises. V-8 under the hood means that you need to part with $73,300 and if you want performance M version, you’ll need to have over $100,000.
The design – Exterior features
Like with most other BMWs these days, the upcoming 2019 BMW X5 is not going to change all that much over the current model. In fact we could say its design is going to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. From the early reports, and from the spied prototypes, it seems the car will become slightly larger than its predecessor. The wheelbase is definitely going to increase and it may become wider as well. The glasshouse will be all new and while this might not be clear from the spy shots, it has been confirmed by BMW a short while ago. In the front the new X5 will benefit from much larger kidney-grilles than before and the headlights will be slimmer. The rear will receive a larger roof-spoiler as well as all new tail lights in order to freshen up its looks.
Inside the cabin – 2019 X5 BMW Interior
It is safe to assume the upcoming X5 is going to share a good part of its interior with the all new 5 Series. Expect it to receive the really minimalist-looking dashboard found on the sedan as well as most of the features offered by BMW. The digital instrument cluster, the wide-screen iDrive system or even the aluminum and carbon fiber inserts are more than likely going to be used on the X5. The big difference between the two cars will be the center console which is expected to be both taller and wider on the X5. On top of that, it looks like there will be quite a bit more available room for the rear passengers which will enjoy sliding electric seats with heating and ventilation on the range-topping models.
Under the hood – 2019 X5 Specs
The base model of the 2019 BMW X5 is expected to hit the market with a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine. This should provide around 270 horsepower and nearly 300 lb-ft of torque which would be in line with the older 3.0 liter inline-six. Further up the range the car will receive an inline-six, likely offering between 350 and 450 horsepower, as well as a high-output V8 which is expected to be offered only on the X5 M. A set of diesel engines, likely ranging from 220 and all the way up to north of 400 horsepower, is going to be available as well.
All cars will come with all wheel drive while an automatic gearbox will definitely be offered as standard. BMW also suggested a hybrid is a real possibility. This could use a small 2.0 liter turbo-four mated to a set of electric motors in order to provide north of 300 horsepower and better fuel efficiency than any of the diesel engines.