Once again, the new 2017 BMW X5 is here with us again only this time it offers a better performance and features. It is a top pick for anyone looking for performance thanks to its potent and fuel efficient engines, and a steadfast high-speed stability. Other highlights include a huge list of features, and a comfortable and luxurious interior. The BMW X5 USA release date should be expected sometime in the second quarter of 2017.
It is, by and large, a modern crossover SUV that does a good job when it gets on asphalt. Unlike some of its peers in its class, the BMW X5 2017 offers a dynamic road feel. It is elegant, comfortable and is stylish looking.
Power is one thing that remains a common denominator with any of the BMW X5 trim models. The X5 xDrive50i, for instance, cranks out a whopping 445 hp that helps it sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Those looking for more excitement can opt for the 2017 BMW X5 M model that ups the power output to a whopping 567 horsepower.
In addition to offering an ‘insane’ output, the 2017 BMW X5 M model also offers eighteen-way sport seats, 21” wheels unique body styling, an adaptive sport suspension, and massive brakes. On the flipside, though, the X5 M model’s ride quality feels a bit harsher, and the sensitive gas pedal makes it difficult for a driver to pull away from a stoplight.
Even with these downsides, the X5 M model manages to shine through. Solid rivals here include the Mercedes-AMG GLE63, Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR, and the Porsche Cayenne. The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover SVR price starts from an MSRP of around $111,350, and for that amount it gets you a composed handling, true off-road capability, a powerful supercharged V8 engine, an available seven-passenger seating, and a fuel-efficient diesel option. Additional Land Rover Range Rover SVR specs include a special interior and exterior styling and trim details. A sport-tuned suspension and steering, 21” wheels, rear sport wheels, and a sportier transmission programming. The Land Rover Range Rover release date should be expected at the fall of 2017.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne spy photos reveal a heavily updated vehicle in terms of exterior tweaks. Although some sources indicate its release date will occur sometime in 2018, Porsche is yet to offer any substantial clues. Some of the 2017 Porsche Cayenne specs include a revised exterior styling, improved driving dynamics, and improved fuel efficiency. A lightweight body, and improved rigidity are also expected. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne price starts from an MSRP of $58,300 for the SUV, and the Cayenne Hybrid from $77,200.
2017 BMW X5 Review of Trims
As before, five trims are expected to be offered for the 2017 BMW X5: xDrive35i, X5 M, xDrive50i, and xDrive35d. All except the rear-wheel drive sDrive35i model are offered exclusively with an all-wheel drive system.
Standard equipment for both the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive35d and the xDrive35i include a power liftgate, automatic wipers and headlights, driver memory settings, a panoramic sunroof, LED foglights, roof rails, roof rails, a navigation system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, rear parking sensors, a 10.2” central display screen, a premium vinyl upholstery, automatic dual-zone climate control, voice controls, a USB/iPod interface, BMW Assist, and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel.
The high-performance 2017 BMW X5 M model gets adaptive xenon headlights, a rear-axle air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, a torque-vectoring sport differential, quad-zone automatic climate control, active roll stabilization, hill descent control, adaptive cruise control, auto-dimming heated side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, extended leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, heated eighteen-way power front sport seats, folding rear seatbacks, driver and front passenger memory settings, and keyless entry and ignition.
A dizzying amount of standalone options are also expected but their contents will be known on its release date.
2017 BMW X5 Engine Specs
At this juncture, only one engine is known: a 4.4L turbocharged V8 that cranks a whopping 445 hp and is offered beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW X5 xDrive50i model, and about 567 horsepower and 553 lbs. ft. of torque on the high-performance X5 M version.
2017 BMW X5 M 0-60 mph requires about 4.0 seconds.
Wheelbase: 115.5 in
Length: 192.4 in
Width: 76.3 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 5283 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 4,0 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5,952 lbs
2017 BMW X5 Price & Release Date
Rumors allege the new vehicle will most probably be offered for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017 at least for the USA market.
The 2017 BMW X5 Diesel price is expected to start from around $57,700, and that of the X5 SUV from 54,700. Leasing details can be found at BMW online forums.