2023 BMW X5: Everything We Know So Far

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2023 BMW X5 front

The new 2023 BMW X5 has finally been spied testing. This premium midsize SUV/crossover is attractive, stylish, fun to drive, and insanely fast when you go for the X5 M Competition with a twin-turbocharged engine. In general, not many SUVs can deliver 617 horsepower, but that’s what you get with this mighty version.

For 2023YM, we expect a mild mid-cycle freshening of the exterior and cabin. The BMW X5 should also come with redesigned headlights and taillights, a slightly reworked grille, along with a new wheel designs. As you can see, the manufacturer will try to keep this model up to date against rivals like the Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

2023 BMW X5 side

2023 BMW X5 Design

The new 2023 BMW X5 is a SUV that will receive some serious upgrades this year. The prototype that’s caught testing is obviously inspired by the new BMW X7. BMW covered both the front and the rear end, but, for the first time, we can clearly see what is upgraded and changed.

First of all, the BMW X5 looks way better than before, and we like its new taillight graphics. We also noticed some changes on the front end including a more stylish grille, headlights, and some cues borrowed from the new generation 7 Series. Interestingly, unlike the X7 model, the facelift X5 will not adopt the split headlights design.

More Luxury Interior

Inside, the 2023 BMW X5 looks modern, and it offers generous space for adults in both the first and second row, while optional third row is for kids only. Like every other BMW model, the BMW X5 offers awesome tech. This model host very large twin 12.3-inch displays and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.

It is worth mentioning that one screen serves as a digital gauge display, while the second one provides access to the infotainment system, which runs on the latest version of iDrive software.

2023 BMW X5 Engine Options

The 2023 BMW X5, just like its predecessor, will be available with a few engines. The models wearing sDrive40i or xDrive40i badges are powered by a 335-hp turbocharged inline-six, while the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e uses a turbocharged inline-six and an electric motor that combines for 389 horsepower.

Last but not least, the M50i produces 523-hp thanks to a twin-turbo V-8. The most powerful is X5 M Competition that delivers 617 horsepower. All mentioned engines come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It is also worth mentioning that the maximum towing capacity of the X5 is a stout 7200 pounds no matter which engine it has.

2023 BMW X5 rear

2023 BMW X5 Release Date, Price

The debut of the new 2023 BMW X5 is set for the next year. So, we expect this model to appear in the first quarter of 2023. As for the price, the standard SDrive40i starts at $61,500, while XDrive40i is around $64,000. The upper trim as XDrive45e comes with a Plug-In Hybrid starting at $65,000, while M50i costs $85,000.

The most expensive is a X5 M Competition model that has a price of 100k. Just like before, this model will compete in the same luxury segment with Audi Q7, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class models.

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