After the recent launching of the all-new, fourth generation of the famed mid-size luxury crossover, we could already find reports regarding the 2020 BMW X5. The favorite SUV has been around for almost two decades. For that time, it gained a reputation of one of the world’s top models in the segment. Moreover, it is a model that the class of mid-size luxury SUVs.
The new generation came somewhat earlier than normal, largely because of a new platform, which already underprints the rest of the company’s lineup. There is a full load of new design alternatives, but it looks like that is simply an overture for what we are going to see in the next year, 2020 BMW X5. Latest reports indicate that the new hi-performance, M-badged version is going to come, as well as a new hybrid version. Overall, a lot of interesting novelties.
2020 BMW X5 Overview
The 2020 BMW X5 recent redesign has attracted lots of novelties. First of all, there is a new CLAR platform, which underpins related models like 7 Series and the forthcoming X7 full-size crossover. Compared to the previous generation, the new model is lighter, more agile and more effective. It gets larger as well. You can count on 1.6-inches more wheelbase. Regarding overall dimensions, the most notable are additional 2.6 inches in width, while length and height have got one more inch.
Regarding mechanics, some of the very notable novelty is a new all-wheel-drive system, which significantly enhances efficiency, thanks to its ability to decouple front wheels when there is no need for their usage. Additionally, there is a new five-link rear suspension, which provides relaxation to a completely new level. Talking of the suspension, the new model features an adjustable air suspension system, which allows you to reduce or raise the vehicle for a couple of inches.
Interior Design and Features
While the mechanical aspect brings a whole group of new technology and design alternatives, visual changes aren’t that spectacular. The new generation continues the growth of the last model and retains a similar form and overall layout. Of course, most notable changes came at the front end, which sticks to the company’s famous kindle grille design doctrine. However, it comes with a more angular strategy, something that we have seen on the new X7 concept. On the interior, you can even detect evolutionary changes.
The BMW X5 cabin retains a comfortable layout, but comes with much more style, thanks to new lines and better-quality materials. The dashboard is emphasized by two big 12.3-inch displays, one of the instrument cluster and the other to run the infotainment system. Among numerous all-new tech features, there are also some new safety systems and driver aids. Also, there is an advanced system that is in a position to produce automatic lane changes when you hold the input sign. At length, rely on a new automatic parallel and vertical system.
2020 BMW X5 Engine
Those are a 3.0-liter inline-six with approximately 335 horsepower plus a large 4.4-liter V8, which is good for approximately 456 horses. Outside North America, this crossover also comes in diesel variants. There is a comfortable 3.0-liter inline-six unit, which comes in two variants. The very first one is fantastic for about 265 horsepower. A more powerful version comes with four turbochargers and a maximum output that extends all away up to 400 horsepower. The 2020 BMW X5 will continue using these units but also come with two all-new models. These are a performance 2020 BMW X5 M, and also a new plug-in hybrid model.
One of the most interesting novelties for the following year is going to be a new 2020 BMW X5 model. Of course, the center of the new model will probably be under the hood. This model is expected to come with a new form of the familiar V8 engine, with a max output of amazing 600 horsepower. Other than the new engine, anticipate all those updates typical for M-badged models. This includes mechanical upgrades like new suspension setup, as well as a lot of visual upgrades, both outside and on the inside.
The following year will even bring a new plug-in hybrid version. For this occasion, the Bavarian manufacturer has prepared a new powertrain, which is constructed over a recognizable 3.0-liter inline-six engine that delivers around 280 horsepower. Also, there is a new electrical setup with approximately 110 horsepower. Complete output signal goes around 390 horses and 445 pound-feet of torque. Besides more power, the new version will also feature more EV range than previously. The company asserts around 50 miles.
Release Date, Price
Considering new that there are two new versions to come, the 2020 BMW X5 may arrive just a bit earlier than normal. It ought to keep the same base price, which extends around 60.000 bucks. On the other side, pricing for new M and hybrid models is yet to be announced.