2018 BMW X5 Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 BMW X5

If early indicators are anything to go by, the 2018 BMW X5 is going to be sleeker yet sportier, more fuel efficient, and lighter than its predecessor. Expected to weigh 300 lbs less, the use of materials such as carbon fiber will offer more volume, without actually competing with the X7. Heavy camouflage notwithstanding, the model reveals a newer and more dynamic appearance as pointed by the bigger kidney grilles and the significantly prominent front nose hood. This SUV will be based on the new CLAR (Cluster Architecture) that we have seen in the more recent batches of the bigger BMWs.

2018 BMW X5

2018 BMW X5 Interior

Luxury and comfort are synonymous with the brand and the 2018 BMW X5 interiors will likely reflect that with spacious interiors hosting leather upholstered seats that comfortably seat five adults with an extra third row. Differentiating features include 14-way power adjustable heated front seats. Expected to have most of the standard safety specifications such as side impact beams, pre-collision warning, automatic brakes and airbags with sensors; the real excitement will be a more advanced infotainment system incorporating the latest smartphone technology, LTE network, state-of-the-art 9-speaker surround sound system and of course a GPS enabled navigation system with an impressive 10.2 inch touchscreen. The change in architecture will also mean increased luggage space and a more comfortable third row.

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2018 BMW X5 Engine

Reports suggest that the powertrains in the upcoming X5 will feature four, six and eight cylinder engines in both petrol and diesel, in line with the redesigned 5-Series . The engine options will range from the strong X5 M 4.4. litre twin turbocharged V8 generating 450 hp. to a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline 4 motor capable of about 300 hp. A plug-in hybrid X5 and 600 hp. X5 M variant will most likely follow the initial launch. You can expect to accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 6 seconds and enjoy top speeds of about 150 mph.

2018 BMW X5 Exterior

In terms of exteriors, the 2018 BMW X5 is anticipated to have a sportier look. The front end is most certainly more pronounced than the current version and the kidney grills appear bigger. Elongated and sleek headlights gives further refinement to the body of the SUV . The larger front bumper will allow more air input and will also enhance the cooling system. The upcoming X5 will have a new dual exhaust system and stronger suspensions for rougher roads. The vehicle will be mounted on 20 inch alloy wheels with perhaps an option of 21 inches. Going by the colors available in the current model, you can expect the new X5 to also be available in metallic variants of black (many), silver, grey and white.

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2018 BMW X5 Price and Gas Mileage

The anticipated release date of the 2018 BMW X5 is late 2017. The base price tag will start slightly higher than the current models at approximately $57,000 for the base model. Fuel consumption is competent with expected mileages of 14/19 mpg in the city and highway, respectively.

2018 BMW X5 Towing

With an all-wheel drive system, the 2018 X5 sends power to all four wheels and is therefore expected to have a towing capacity of 6000 pounds. All in all, a car worth waiting for —the 2018 BMW X5 is quite the luxurious mid-size versatile crossover.

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