2019 X5: Everything you need to know


  • 4.4L V8-cylinder (xDrive 50i)
    • 456 hp from 5250-6000 rpm
    • 479 lb-ft from 1500-4750 rpm
    • 0-60 in 4.6 seconds
    • Fundamentally upgraded from crankcase to engine management
    • Hot-V design
    • New ignition system for even smoother Auto Start Stop
  • 3.0L inline 6-cyilnder (xDrive 40i)
    • 335 hp from 5500-6500 rpm
    • 330 lb-ft from 1500-5200 rpm
    • 0-60 in 5.3 seconds


  • 8-speed Steptronic transmission
  • xDrive AWD
    • Full power can be directed to rear wheels only
    • Rear-biased set-up
    • Electronically controlled rear differential lock (available in Dynamic Handling Package and Off-Road Package)


  • 1.6 inches longer wheelbase than F15 X5
  • 1.1 inches longer than F15 X5
  • 2.6 inches wider than F15 X5
  • 1.0 inch higher than F15 X5


  • Double-wishbone front axle and a five-link rear axle
  • Standard Dynamic Damper Control System with electronically controlled dampers with two performance settings
  • Optional Adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilization and Integral Active Steering
  • Optional Integral Active Steering (available as individual option) provides all wheel steering – turns the rear wheels in either the same direction as front wheels or the opposite direction – depending on vehicle speed

Air Suspension

  • Two-axle air suspension
  • Automatic self-leveling for each wheel/corner
  • Ride height lowers automatically by 0.8 inches in SPORT mode
  • Ride height can also be manually adjusted by ride height button
  • Vehicle can be raised up to 1.6 inches above standard setting
  • Button in cargo area activates loading mode which lowers vehicle by 1.6 inches
  • Last mode (height) selected will be remembered upon engine restart
  • Ride height can be adjusted with engine off

Off Road package

  • Available for xLine and M Sport models
  • Rugged underbody protection at the front and rear of the vehicle
  • Two-axle air suspension and electronically controlled rear differential lock
  • Special graphics in the instrument cluster and center display
  • Extra button on center console for selecting four driving modes (controls ride height, xDrive system, accelerator response, transmission control, DSC system’s corrective inputs in preparation for driving on a range of surfaces, such as sand, rock, gravel or snow)


  • xLine model: kidney grill bars finished in matte aluminum, underbody protection, roof rails and side window surrounds in satin aluminum, other accents in Pearl-effect Chrome
  • M Sport model: wheel arch trim, bumper trim, rear underbody protection and side skirts painted in body color, matte aluminum kidney grille bars, and roof rails and side window surrounds in high-gloss black. M sports steering wheel, M-specific pedals, driver’s footrest and piping on the seats, plus exclusive interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon.


  • Adaptive LED headlights standard
  • Laserlights available as option, featuring blue X-shaped elements
  • All LED tail lights
  • Standard ambient lighting includes Welcome Light Carpet (illuminating entry area to vehicle when doors are unlocked/opened
  • Dynamic Interior Light emits pulsating light signals in pre-defined situations


  • 19-inch light alloy wheels standard
  • 20-inch M light alloy wheels with twin-spoke design standard on M Sport
  • 21-inch and 22-inch wheels available as options

Tailgate / Seating

  • Two-section tailgate which can each be opened and closed via Comfort Access (if equipped)
  • Optional Luggage Compartment Package (available 12/2018) lowers cargo area cover electrically into load compartment floor
  • Optional third row seats (available 12/2018) features electric fore-and-aft adjustment. Control panel in the cargo area can be used to slide the second-row seats forwards or backwards and fold down the backrests of the second and third rows. The second-row seats can be tilted forward electrically to ease entry/exit into and out of the two third-row seats.


  • New Vernasca variant for the leather upholstery, available in five colors
  • Standard electrically adjustable and heated sports seats
  • Optional multifunction front seats with massage function and seat ventilation
  • Illuminated door sill plates specific to xLine and M Sport models
  • M Sport trim includes M sports steering wheel, M-specific pedals, driver’s footrest and piping on the seats, plus exclusive interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon
  • Four-zone air conditioning system
  • Panoramic glass roof with 30% larger see through area than F15 X5
  • Standard ambient lighting includes Welcome Light Carpet (illuminating entry area to vehicle when doors are unlocked/opened
  • Dynamic Interior Light emits pulsating light signals in pre-defined situations
  • Optional remote engine start and heated/cooled cup holders
  • Optional glass controls for transmission selector lever, iDrive controller, start/stop button, volume control button


  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System with 20 speakers and 1,500 watt output (available from 12/2018)
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment Professional system features pair of 10.2 inch full-HD touchscreen displays, blu-ray DVD player, two USB ports, HDMI socket and two headphone jacks, control of entertainment functions, access to navigation map and ConnectedDrive services (available 12/2018)

Driver Assist

  • Standard Active Driving Assistant includes Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Collision Warning, Frontal Collision Warning and Pedestrian Warning with City Collision Mitigation (which now also alerts the driver if cyclists are detected) Cross Traffic Alert Rear, and Speed Limit Information

Active driver Assist Pro

  • Traffic Jam Assist with extended hands-off time (available 12/2018)
  • Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection
  • Automatic Lane Change feature can be used on highways when the Lane Keeping Assistant is active
  • Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Stop & Go and Cross Traffic Alert Front

Emergency Stop Assist

  • Component of the Driving Assistant Professional package
  • Intended to be used in situations where the driver is suddenly incapacitated because of a medical emergency
  • By pulling the electric parking brake switch, vehicle will come to a standstill either in the current lane, at the edge of the road or on the hard shoulder. Hazard warning lights are activated and the Intelligent Emergency Call function automatically notifies the BMW Assist call center to alert emergency services

Other Tech 

  • Parking Assistant Plus
  • Back-up Assistant
  • Seventh generation iDrive Operating System
  • Remote Software Upgrade allows for software updates to be loaded over the air (OTA)


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