The 2019 BMW X5 is still a few months away from going on sale in dealerships, but the automaker officially released pricing for the mid-size SUV. The new X5 is a hefty increase over the outgoing model, but comes with a lot more goodies and a heavily-updated interior.
Only two trims are available for the X5 when it goes on sale: the xDrive40i and xDrive50i. The xDrive40i replaces the outgoing xDrive35i and starts at $61,695, including the $995 destination fee. The trim is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six that makes 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. For the 2018 model year, the X5 was available as a rear-wheel-drive xDrive35i, which cost $58,195. Adding all-wheel drive to the SUV brought the price up to $60,495. So, the 2019 X5 costs roughly $1,200 more than a similarly-configured model from last year and approximately $3,500 more than the old entry-level model.
While that’s a hefty increase, the new model has a lot more standard equipment, which includes two 12.3-inch displays, BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional with navigation, full LED headlights, Dynamic Damper Control, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
If the supercharged inline-six isn’t powerful enough for you, the xDrive50i trim is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that generates 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. This trim starts at $76,745, which is $1,700 more than the old model.
As usual, BMW offers numerous packages and options to create the perfect X5. There’s a new optional Off-Road Package that brings a locking rear differential and air suspension. An optional M Sport Package that makes the X5 look and feel sportier is also available. BMW hasn’t revealed all of the details on the X5’s equipment, but should in the near future.
Last year’s X5 model was available in five different trims, including a diesel variant (xDrive35d) and a plug-in hybrid version (xDrive40e iPerformance). We don’t expect to see a diesel-powered X5 return for 2019, but expect BMW to offer a plug-in hybrid model of some kind and a high-performance variant that wears a X5 M badge.