The next-gen BMW X5 may not look much different than its predecessor, but its changes are more than skin deep. The midsize crossover sits on a new architecture, runs on updated engines, and receives a new off-road package. Prices have also increased, with the xDrive40i model starting at $61,695.
That’s up $1,200 from the previous V-6 model with all-wheel drive. The previous-generation entry-level 35i model packed a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six with 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. But the new xDrive40i gets 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
For more power, buyers can upgrade to the 50i xDrive, which starts at $76,745, up from $75,045. The model receives a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 456 hp, an increase from 445 hp, and the same 479 lb-ft of torque.
Standard features on the 2019 BMW X5
Expect other versions of the X5 down the line. BMW is expected to introduce a four-cylinder engine, a diesel variant, and an M version. A plug-in hybrid model will arrive for the 2020 model year.