BMW knows how important the X5 is for their lineup. That’s why they took things very seriously when it came to refreshing it for the 2024 model year. When we heard one was nearby, we quickly made our way to see if this 2024 BMW X5 is still worthy of its praise. So, is the X5 still the segment leader? Keep reading to find out!
What’s New for 2024
- Upgraded engines and more PHEV range
- New interior and tech with curved display and iDrive 8
- New Highway Assistant
- Revised styling throughout
- New colors: Blue Ridge Mountain metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic and Frozen Pure Grey metallic
- M60i trim enters as replacement for M50i and X5 M
- Many other details noted throughout
Versions: 40i -> 50e | M60i -> X5 M Competition (covered separately)
Design groups: Sport -> M-Sport
The refreshed design of the 2024 X5 elevates a design that was already very handsome and popular. BMW’s signature kidney grilles survive the “supersized” treatment that other BMW models have received lately. As with all BMWs, the M-Sport design adds a more aggressive and updated design for 2024, as pictured above. All X5 models will come standard with updated full-LED headlights with new Arrow Daytime Running Lights. Fog lights will not be offered on the X5. BMW has added the option of adaptive LED headlamps as well as an illuminated grille for 2024.
Side and Rear
Heading to the side of the X5, you have standard 20-inch alloy wheels with a wide variety of other 21 and 22-inch options with the option of red or blue brake calipers as well. Up to the mirrors, you will find power adjusting, heated, power folding, and auto dimming mirrors with blind spot monitoring as standard. The side retains a similar profile from the previous generation, measuring in at 194.2-inches. Black window trim, roof rails, and body colored lower trim will be added on the M-Sport design. The rear of the X5 has also been slightly revised, but continues to offer full LED taillights and exposed exhausts of varying size on all models. M-Sport of course is more aggressive around the diffuser. Towing is rated at 7,200lbs as a maximum.
Safety and Warranty
The X5 will be equipped with BMW’s 4 year, 50,000 mile basic warranty and a 4 year, 50,000 mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, owners will be happy to have 3 years, 36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance. The X5 for 2024 will come standard with some of BMW’s basic safety systems, including:
- Std: automatic emergency braking w/ ped detection, lane-keeping assist
- Driving Assistance Professional package: Adaptive cruise control, evasive assist and NEW Highway Assistant (hands-free highway driving up to 85 MPH)
Next, we’ll head to the interior, where BMW has continued to add plenty of important updates.
Materials and Basic Features
To get inside the 2024 BMW X5, smart entry and push button start will be standard on all trims. Remote start and Soft-close doors will be optional with packages for the X5. When it comes to interior materials, there will be a variety of options as listed below:
- Standard: Sensafin Leatherette | Silverstone, Coffee, Cognac, and Black
- Optional: Extended Merino leather | Black, Coffee, Ivory, Tartufo
- Woods: 4 trims available (+ extra cost carbon fiber, piano black)
The seats will be standard memory with 16-way power, with the option for 20-way and massaging upgrades.
Legroom: 39.8-inches | Headroom: 40.8-inches
As part of the new curved display, the 2024 X5 will have a standard 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Pro digital display alongside an optional heads-up display. Sitting in front of the gauges will be a leather wrapped, power adjusting steering wheel that offers heating as an option. The X5 will come with an electronic shifter and standard paddles. Wireless charging is standard on all trim levels.
2024 BMW X5 Tech and Luxury
Technology will be plentiful within the BMW X5’s cabin, with standard dual-zone automatic climate with optional four zone, heated seats, and ventilated seats. When it comes to speakers, the base X5 has a standard 10-speaker system, with optional 16-speaker Harmon Kardon and 20-speaker Bowers and Wilkins configurations. At the center of the X5’s cabin is a large 14.9-inch digital display on all trims, with a 360-camera if you opt for the Parking Assistance Package. A backup camera is standard along with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Navigation. A frameless, auto-dimming mirror and panoramic moonroof is standard on all trims.
The rear seats will continue to capitalize on the X5’s design, with 37.4-inches of legroom and 40.8-inches of headroom. Rear vents are standard for the second row, with the option of climate controls and heated outboard seats. Interestingly enough, the X5 does have a small two seat third row available, but you will have to special order the X5 for that. The tailgate will be power opening as standard, with hands-free as long as you don’t have the tow hitch. For cargo, specs will be as follows:
- 40i: 33.9 cu.ft | 72.3 cu.ft
- 50e: 31.1 cu.ft | 71.2 cu.ft
As you can see, you will have a slight sacrifice for choosing the plug-in hybrid.
Powertrain & Driving Impressions
BMW has updated every aspect of the 2024 X5, including under the hood. All powertrains for the standard X5 have received power boosts to make the X5 perform even better than before.
- 40i: 3.0L Turbo I-6 + 48v Mild Hybrid system
- 375 hp | 383 lb.ft (+40 hp)
- 0-60: 5.2s
- Mild hybrid supplies a small power boost and auto start/stop
- 50e PHEV: 3.0L Turbo I-6 + 25.7 kWh Li-Ion battery
- 483 hp | 516 lb.ft (almost 100 more HP)
- 40 miles of pure EV range (+10 miles)
- 0-60: 4.6s (half second faster)
All X5s have a standard 8-speed automatic transmission with standard RWD on the 40i and AWD on the 50e. Fuel economy is as follows:
- sDrive 40i: 23/27/25 MPG (+2 from 2023)
- xDrive 40i: 23/27/25 MPG (+2 from 2023)
- xDrive 50e: [not yet rated]
Even though the X5 is focused to provide a luxury experience, it still possesses the classic BMW refinement and athleticism while behind the wheel. To get an in-depth perspective on our full driving impressions and more, watch our full review down below!
2024 BMW X5 Pricing
2024 BMW X5 MSRP at time of writing:
40i sDrive: $65,200
40i xDrive: $67,500
50e xDrive: $72,500
Overall, the BMW X5 continues to show that it is one of the top competitors in this crowded segment. With the upcoming 2024 Mercedes GLE, it has some stiff competitors to stand up to. However, we think the 2024 BMW X5 is a winner to us!
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