The BMW X5 is not the first luxury SUV on the market, but it’s been long enough to survive for its position as one of the best in its class. The 2018 BMW X5 continues its evolution by satisfying all the comfort and luxury requirements demanded by the family and delighting the driver with a strong performance and exciting driving experience.
The 2018 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV sold available in 35i, 35d and 50i trim levels. Five passengers are standard, but an optional third-row seat increases capacity to seven.
The 2018 BMW X5 35i is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and sends power to the rear wheels for the sDrive 35i and to all four wheels on all the xDrive models. In track testing, the X5 xDrive35i reach 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds, which is quick for the class. EPA fuel economy at 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway) for the sDrive35i and the xDrive35i at (20/18/24).
The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive35d comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine that delivers 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. BMW estimates it will reach 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. Fuel economy estimates at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway).
The 2018 BMW X5 xDrive50i gets a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that generates 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. BMW estimates it will reach 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 17 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway).