For those that have a thing for performance, the new 2017 BMW X5 undoubtedly deserves your attention. A test drive, to say the least, should suffice to make you consider it in your short shopping list. Well, for one, it is well-rounded in nature thanks to its combination of high-performance, comfort, and tons of convenience and entertainment features.
Again, you get a steadfast high-speed stability, a huge list of features, potent and fuel-sipping engines, and a lux interior. What’s even more, we have prepared a concise BMW X5 review here that covers most of what you’re probably looking for, including its release date and price, exterior and interior specifications, engine power, and whatnot.
More often than not, the “sport” portion of the SUV is quietly ignored and left to wither, while more emphasis is offered for the “utility” part. While we can’t confidently say that the BMW X5 offers a sporty driving feel the same way a sporty car would offer, it manages to integrate the sportiness virtue in its more dynamic road feel character.
The result is a vehicle that handles and steers around corners with precision, greater than what you can find on the rest of its class. Those who crave for an even crazier performance can check out the 2017 BMW X5 M. The “M” treatment offers the distinction. Its review is however offered elsewhere on our blog.
When we come to the performance, the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive50i offers a 4.4L turbocharged engine behemoth that puts out an incredible output that BMW estimates to be around a walloping 445 horsepower. 0-60 mph takes a blistering 4.7 seconds – an impressive acceleration considering it seats up to five people. The X5 M – the higher performance version – takes the performance to a whole new level with its 0-60 mph taking sub-4 seconds thanks to the 567-horsepower offered beneath its skin.
In addition to the added horsepower, the “M” treatment offers, the X5 M also distinguishes itself with features such as unique exterior trim, an adaptive sport suspension system, 21-inch wheels, massive breaks, and body roll control. Taking into consideration that it is a people hauler, there’re a few downsides however. They include a very sensitive gas pedal, a stiff ride quality, and lack of third-row seating available on the X5 model. But then again, no other vehicle in this neck of the woods offers three rows of seating. Rival that take on the BMW X5 2017 include the Mercedes-AMG GLE63, Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo.
Do We Have A Release Date For 2017 BMW X5?
Multiple sources say the updated BMW X5 release date should be expected sometime in the spring of 2017, although it is speculative. The price starts from an MSRP of around $54,700.
2017 BMW X5 Exterior Looks Like…
The exterior sees some notable improvements including headlight, and headlight redesign changes. The posterior stance is more menacing than before. The 2017 BMW X5 xDrive40e, for instance, comes with lots of hybrid capabilities to see. For example, the twin-tailpipe, unlike the rest of the models, has a trapezoidal tips. The tailgate is graced by the “eDrive” logo. The center console as well as the door sill are stripped with a blue background color.
Other features available on other models include 21-inch wheels, aluminum-look exterior trim, automatic wipers, a hands-free power liftgate, adaptive xenon headlights, LED foglights and taillights, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, and adaptive suspension dampers. Dimensions remain unchanged over the previous model.
2017 BMW X5 Interior Looks Like…
The interior is an innovation masterpiece. It includes most of the premium BMW bells and whistles like adaptive cruise control, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, extended leather upholstery, synthetic-suede headliner, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, hill descent control, keyless entry and ignition, driver and front passenger memory settings, smartphone app connectivity, a 10.2-inch central display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, and a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. More details will be updated here forthwith up to its release date.
Available Trims Are…
Trims levels available include the xDrive35d, xDrive35i, xDrive 50i, and the xDrive40e.
Beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW X5 is a 445-horsepower – generating turbocharged 4.4L turbocharged engine. The X5 M Sport takes it a notch higher with a 567-horsepower – producing 4.4L V8. Fuel economy stands at 16 mpg in combined highway/city cruising.
Government crash test protection figures indicate that the BMW X5 2017 is by far a very safe vehicle relative to its rivals. It scored five stars out of five for overall crash impact protection, five for total side impact protection, and five for front and rear impact crash protection.