It boasts a decent 570 litres of boot space. Volvo V70 has a massive boot so you will be able to fit your luggage with ease. However, choosing models like sDrive40i/xDrive40i, you can get a third seating row ($2,300), making the X5 a 7-seater. Also, this configuration will bring as well air suspension. As one of the most selling SUVs in the BMWs lineup, the new model is a very important member alongside X6 and X7 models. All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on low entry models and standard on upper ones. The average price paid for a new 2022 BMW X5 xDrive45e 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $457 below the manufacturer’s MSRP. These estimates are about average among competing SUVs. If most of your trips are short, it’s possible to go a couple of days between charges and still rarely hear the internal combustion engine fire into life, as long as you keep the vehicle in Electric or Hybrid mode. In practice, the EPA electric range estimate is slightly optimistic, but 25 miles (40 km) sounds reasonable as long as you drive the X5 xDrive45e gently when in Electric mode. A larger 24-kWh battery is double the size of the previous model’s 12-kWh pack and supplies an estimated 31 miles of electric driving range, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The pack now has a gross capacity of 24 kWh, with a useable 17 kWh. BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is now in its seventh generation, and it appears here via a 12.3-inch touchscreen that you can also control with the rotary dial on the center console. Now before you jump in on it, we would like to point out that you can buy a fully loaded X5 xDrive40i, which would have many more features and can be painted in other colors, for $79,595. Given that I’ve been driving in the city and out in the countryside, I mostly left it on adaptive mode, and I found that it did a great job of kicking in that extra power when I needed it, but would swap over to electric when I was coasting. And delaying doomsday is great news if you’ve just chucked £85k at BMW. I had a great time with the X5 exploring all of the new additions BMW has added to the 45E. If you’re looking for an SAV that fits your lifestyle, there’s an X for that. This isn’t the first time I’ve gone through an obstacle course in reverse. I’ve been driving the X5 45e Plug-in Hybrid for a week now, and as I get ready to hand it back over to the fine folks at BMW, I can confidently say, I’m highly impressed.
But it’s definitely the first time that I’ve done it without my hands on the wheel. By simply driving by the space, the SAV notifies you as it measures the two cars you’re looking to park between, at that point you hit the parking button on the centre display, take your hands off the wheel, and ease your foot off the brake to allow it to park for you. With rear- or all-wheel drive, it can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, in part because peak torque flips on at 1,200 rpm. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. On the outside, a rearview camera helps you back up without scratching your paint, and a top view camera lets you keep an eye on things alongside the vehicle. The new My BMW App lets you check vehicle status, lock and unlock the doors from afar, and get a head start on your adventure with Remote Engine Start, standard on the X5 M50i. Oh, and if you’re having range-anxiety, you can check the combined range to see if you need to refill your tank or recharge. The tweaks on the exterior are minimal, but we can expect more changes on the final variant.
Besides exterior changes, we also presume a more modern cabin, plenty of premium materials, and lots of advanced technology. In terms of colors, the BMW X5 gains two new exterior colors but no interior trim changes. In terms of charging, it took me around four hours to fully recharge the battery from about 20 percent. But it’s important to note that while every vehicle in the X line shares a common DNA, each SAV has distinct features that set them apart, both in terms of feel, and how they’ll fit your lifestyle. However, one thing to note is that the Cayenne Turbo can be equipped with optional massive carbon-ceramic brakes that give the Porsche unreal stopping power. Sport mode uses the max power of the full powertrain, all the time. Sport mode gives you an aggressive drive, so if you’re concerned about losing the kick of your traditional engine, you have nothing to fear. Space you’re parking between to map out its path in real-time.