Last week, we saw the fourth generation BMW X5 for the very first time, and now we have the first online configurators to play with.
The 265PS (261hp / 195kW) and 620Nm (457lb-ft) of torque turbo’d 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel is the most affordable of the range. It starts from €69,286 ($81,700) in Luxembourg and €2,369 ($2,793) more in Belgium, followed by the xDrive40i and the current top-of-the-line M50d.
There’s no reference yet to the xDrive50i model, which uses a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. This one has 462PS (455hp / 350kW) and 650Nm (479lb-ft) of torque and takes as little as 4.7sec to reach 100km/h (62mph), from a standstill, maxing out at 250km/h (155mph). All engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
BMW has more models coming up for their new X5, including a plug-in hybrid derivative and a true range-topping member of the M family, the high-performance X5 M.
BMW offers a wide range of standard equipment. Ticking some options from the list, such as four-wheel steering, limited-slip rear differential, air suspension, off-road package, and driving assistance features and its price will hit the €100,000 ($117,918) mark in no time. And that’s for the mid-range BMW X5 xDrive40i, which can be had from €73,405 ($86,558) in Belgium, tax included.