New 2018 BMW X5 – Release Date and Info

 

2018 BMW X5 – If performance is atop your list of priorities, the new 2018 X5 luxury crossover SUV from BMW should arguably be on your short list of vehicles worth taking for a test drive. It has a well-rounded nature that has set the benchmark for the segment for years, and there’s no doubt the newest of the breed will continue riding on the same success story. The following 2018 BMW X5 review should be handy if you’re looking to know what it offers.

2018 BMW X5 USA Release Date & Price

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Details pertaining the BMW X5 price and release date haven’t been provided by BMW yet, however, rumors are rife within the industry circles that it will go for sale sometime in the fall of 2018 with the base being offered for a starting MSRP of around $54,000.

Review

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When you can come to look at it, the word meaning of ‘SUV’ in actuality means ‘Sports Utility Vehicle’. By and large, however, the modern connotation puts more emphasis on the ‘U’ and quietly ignores the ‘S’ which, more often than not, is left on its own to wither. Efforts by BMW to correct this anomaly seem to be paying off with the latest model – the 2018 BMW X5. It comes with a dynamic road feel that offers an extremely enjoyable driving experience.

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Beneath the hood of the most powerful version – xDrive50i – is a potent turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine that cranks out an admirable power output rated at a whopping 445 horsepower that enables it zoom from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Upgrading to the higher-performance version – the 2018 BMW X5 M – gets you an output rated at 567 horsepower that enables it spring from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds.

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Besides the impressive power output, the new BMW X5 comes with an appealing list of specs such as a luxurious and comfortable interior, improved dimensions, a steadfast high-speed stability, and a huge list of features. Features for the X5 M include eighteen-way sport seats, unique body styling, an adaptive sport suspension system, and massive brakes.

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The 2018 BMW X5 however impressive its spec sheet looks isn’t the only vehicle in the segment that is refreshed for the new model year. Others in the same price range include the Mercedes-Benz GLE63, 2018 Porsche Cayenne, and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR.

2018 BMW X5 Interior & Exterior

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Four trims are offered for the 2018 BMW X5: xDrive35d, sDrive35i, xDrive35i, and xDrive50i. Exterior BMW X5 colors: Jet Black, Dark Graphite Metallic, Mineral Silver Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Alpine White, Carbon Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic, and Imperial Blue Metallic. The contents of the color palette may however change on its release date.

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Some of the standard accessories available for the 2018 BMW X5 sDrive35i include a sport-tuned adaptive suspension system, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding and auto-dimming heated side mirrors, active roll stabilization, a rear-axle air suspension system, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, automatic wipers, LED foglights, hill descent control, extended leather upholstery, automatic quad-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, a torque-vectoring sport differential, ambient interior lighting, heated eighteen-way power front sport seats, a synthetic-suede headliner, and front passenger- and driver memory settings.

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Technology highlights available include a navigation system, an auxiliary audio jack, HD and satellite radio, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, smartphone app connectivity, a 10.2” central display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, the iDrive infotainment system, a CD player, and voice controls.

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Options available include adaptive LED headlights, ventilated and heated front seats, power-closing doors, advanced safety features, a sixteen-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, aluminum-look exterior trim, twenty-inch wheels, dual 9.2” rear-entertainment system, an automated self-parking system, a heads-up display, manual rear window sunshades, power-closing doors, heated rear seats, and all the contents of the M Sport package.

2018 BMW X5 Engine Specs

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Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2018 BMW X5: a 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged engine offering 300 hp @5,800rpm and 300 lbs. ft. of torque @1,300rpm; a 3.0L diesel six-cylinder rated at 255 hp and 413 pounds-ft. of torque; and a 445-horsepower – generating 4.4L gasoline engine.

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Specifications

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Wheelbase: 115.5 in
Length: 192.4 in
Width: 76.3 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 5283 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 4,9 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5,952 lbs

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