Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

As the mid-size offering in BMW’s popular crossover X-series, the X5should be expected to function as an upscale family hauler while also delivering the brand’s signature driving satisfaction. Unfortunately, its skills are more closely aligned with the first mission than the second, something we’re hoping BMW rectifies with the all-new model that is set to debut for 2019. In the meantime, buyers of the current X5 will appreciate its well-tailored cabin, velvety gasoline engines, intuitive iDrive infotainment, and above-average fuel economy. Several rival crossovers from Japan, America, Germany, and Sweden provide similar qualities for less money, however. Then again, even the base X5—which starts at a steep $58,195—is equipped similarly to its competition’s high-end models. Texan Ride will locate you  Luxury Selection BMW for low price contact our sales team at (972)546-3822.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

What’s New for 2018?

BMW tweaked the X5’s eight-speed automatic transmission for 2018 and made paddle shifters standard on the plug-in hybrid xDrive40e model. Both gasoline-powered 35i and diesel-burning 35d models receive new trapezoidal tailpipe finishers, and nonhybrid X5s with the M Sport package can be upgraded to 21-inch wheels with performance run-flat tires for $1550.

Trims and Options We’d Choose

Of the X5’s four powertrain options, we’d go with the silky-smooth and plenty powerful 3.0-liter inline-six—badged as the 35i—and we’d stick with the rear-wheel-drive sDrive model. It’s offered in three different styles: xLine, Luxury Design, and M Sport Design. Because the latter starts $4350 higher than the other two, we’d skip it, but we would add the Premium package for $1150, as it gets:

• SiriusXM satellite radio with a one-year subscription
• Four-zone automatic climate control
• Keyless passive entry

Apple CarPlay is available for $300, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless smartphone-charging pad are bundled for $400. As equipped, our X5 sDrive35i comes in at $60,045—a princely sum—but has many standard luxury features that its rivals offer as optional equipment. Of possible interest to those who live in the Snow Belt, the all-wheel-drive xDrive35i model costs $2300 more.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

Engine and Transmission Rating: 

A turbine-smooth gasoline-powered inline-six, a brawny V-8, an environmentally friendly four-cylinder plug-in hybrid, and an efficient diesel inline-six make up the X5’s quartet of turbocharged powertrains. All X5s come with a slick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive, except the gasoline-powered inline-six, which gets rear-wheel drive standard and all-wheel drive as an option.

Over the past two years we’ve sampled all-wheel-drive examples of the gasoline-fueled 35i, 35d (d for diesel), and 40e plug-in hybrid models, and all of them delivered very similar performance at our test track. The fleet-footed xDrive35i sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds flat, tying the similarly powerful Volvo XC90 and Acura MDX. In the real world, all of the X5’s powertrains provide more than enough power to quickly merge into traffic, and they’re smooth and refined while doing so.

Charging System

The X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid can charge at either a 120-volt or a 240-volt outlet. A full charge requires seven hours on standard 120-volt house current but less than three hours on 240 volts.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

Interior and Passenger Space Rating: 

Admittedly, the X5’s cabin isn’t the poshest or most stylish in the segment, but it’s a comfortable and (mostly) accommodating space that’s lined with well-chosen materials and features. For those who need a third row of seats, there are far better options available; we’d suggest you move on to something more spacious.

Interior Space Comparisons

The first and second rows will be spacious enough for most passengers, but third-row space will be cramped even for little kids. BMW doesn’t provide head- and legroom measurements for the dinky optional third row, but we managed to squeeze ourselves back there, and—judging from our experience—it’s not worth the $1700 price.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

Second-Row Passenger Space

Our 5-foot-8-inch-tall tester demonstrates how easy it is to enter and exit the back seat of the X5 and shows how much kneeroom there is when the driver’s seat is adjusted for a 5-foot-8-inch-tall driver.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

Exterior Design and Dimensions Rating: 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and around these parts we can’t decide if the X5 is stylish or passé. Dimensionally, the X5 is more compact than rivals, but it still casts a sizable shadow.

Exterior Dimensions

It’s difficult to call something the size of the X5 compact, but in comparison with its rivals, it’s the shortest in length and also the narrowest, making it ever so slightly easier to maneuver it into tight spaces.

Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5
Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5

Features

  • Turbocharged
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • Abs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires – Front Performance
  • Tires – Rear Performance
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Generic Sun/Moonroof
  • Dual Moonroof
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(S)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Power Liftgate
  • Power Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Hid Headlights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Headlights-Auto-Leveling
  • Fog Lamps
  • Am/Fm Stereo
  • Cd Player
  • Mp3 Player
  • Hd Radio
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Mirror Memory
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Heated Front Seat(S)
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • Telematics
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Start
  • Keyless Entry
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Cruise Control
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Floor Mats
  • Cargo Shade
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Navigation System
  • Security System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera

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Luxury Selection Dallas TX DFW | 2018 BMW X5