2019 BMW X5 Caught Testing, Plug-in Hybrid

The 2019 BMW X5 is a midsize-crossover SUV sits between the compact X3 and approaching X7 model. It is a luxurious SUV with a sporty design and excellent on-road dynamics. The X5 is packed with technology and safety features. It also offers great comfort inside the cabin and numerous powertrain options, from diesel to hybrid.

Compared to the last year, the upcoming X5 will feature new wheel options, revised navigation interface, and new audio system. If you are looking for an SUV that behaves more like a sports sedan, BMW X5 is the right choice. Also, it is one of a few models that still offers a diesel engine, next to Range Rover Velar and Land Rover Discovery.

2019 BMW X5 front

2019 BMW X5 Sharp and Clean Look

The outside design will remain muscular. The exterior of 2019 BMW X5 comes with smooth lines and the proportions of the vehicle are perfect. The front looks sharp and clean with the kidney grille that flows all the way to the headlights, and with the hood that suffered more elegant changes. The plug-in hybrid looks the same, and the only difference is a filler cap where the electric charging port is. The body line at the sides looks the same as at the previous model, but new lower body lines have been added. To the rear, the taillights are gently designed, and the tailgate comes in a two-piece design.

2019 BMW X5 Interior

The 2019 BMW X5 will feature three rows seating for seven passengers on all the models except plug-in hybrid. For longer trips, the third row is not recommended for adults, but the first and second row offers plenty of room and comfort. Fitting longer items is not a problem as the second row can be folded in order to increase cargo space. The front of the cabin is very familiar, where all the knobs and buttons are placed horizontally. The comfort is great and sophisticated at the same time.

The new infotainment system is there. It is an iDrive 6.0 that comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen that is easier to use. This infotainment system includes a new audio system with 205-watt/ 9-speaker features. Also, there is a new hard drive where you can store your audio files. The AppleCarPlay and Android Auto are both coming as a standard.

Safety Features and Crash Test Results

The safety system in this new model 2019 BMW X5 will include features like Side Impact Beams, Driveline Traction Control, Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags, Dual Stage Driver Airbags, Tire Pressure Warning, Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags. We also must add Rear Child Safety Locks, Back-Up Camera, Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners, BMW Assist eCall Emergency S.O.S, Roll Stability Control (RSC). The predecessor of this model in the crash test is gain overall rating of five stars. This means that the new model will be more safest than ever.

2019 BMW X5 side

2019 BMW X5 Engine Options

Where to start with the 2019 BMW X5 powertrain options? There are four engines available including a hybrid.

The first and second one engine option is a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit. It can return 300 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque. The same powertrain is available but with a diesel. That diesel engine is slightly weaker, with 255 HP and great 415 lb-ft of torque. In the end, there is a strong 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is available on the xDrive50i model only. This powertrain comes with a 450 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque.

2019 BMW X5 plug-in hybrid

The plug-in hybrid model will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor. Combined, they can produce up to 310 HP and 335 lb-ft of torque. The electric-only driving range is around 15 miles before the gasoline engine takes over. In order to increase the efficiency and save the battery, this hybrid offers numerous modes. It takes few hours for the battery to recharge with a 120 or 220-volt line. This version of the car will measure 5080 pounds. It can reach 62 mph in just 6.8 seconds. Top speed is 130 mph,

We must mention that this model three different modes. Auto eDrive is there to give most efficient use of the powertrain. The next one is Max eDrive this one feature allows the driver to drive only electricity. The last one is Save Battery, this function will raise the battery charge. Furthermore, this model comes with three mods like the base one Comfort, Sport, and Eco Pro.

2019 BMW X5 rear

2019 BMW X5 Price, Release Date and Opponents

The starting price of the all-new 2019 BMW X5 is $60,000. The base model offers rear-wheel drive, and if you opt for the all-wheel-drive system, you’ll have to go higher on a trim level. The plug-in hybrid X5 will cost around $66,000, and the xDrive50i model with the V8 engine over $75,000.

The biggest rivals of 2019 BMW X5 are Audi Q7, Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Mercedes-Benz GLE. There is no official release date, but the first half of 2019 seems the most realistic date.

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