BMW has been doing great with the game ball of presenting several SUVs. Similarly, the company is now headed for the 2018 BMW X5. There have been several generational shifts in between the X5 models over the years.
The company has been said to be putting great efforts on developing and bringing out significant improvements in this new generation BMW X5. As BMW is an expert in modifying their vehicles for bringing out improvements, this upcoming SUV is going to feature several refinements.
2018 BMW X5: Drivetrain Specs
From what several sources have figured out, a 3.0-liter 6 cylinder engine is going to be used which has the capability of producing 300 pound-feet of torque and an equal 300 HP. There’s going to be another engine option which is the 3.0-liter I-6 unit producing 255 HP and a torque of 413 lb-ft.
The most powerful engine option will be a 4.4-liter V8 engine, and the figures of output produced by this engine are 480 pound-feet of torque and 445 HP. There is no word regarding which type of transmission system is going to be used in this upcoming model, but some car experts have suggested a 7-speed automatic unit. And there’s a greater chance of an all-wheel drive configuration to be used.
Redesign and Features
According to the spy shots of this upcoming 2018 BMW X5, nothing can be sourced out as the vehicle has been heavily camouflaged. But some car experts have proposed a suggestion that as BWM has heavily covered this crossover SUV, this certainly means that there’s going to be a lot of changes in its outer body.
But most importantly, certain stylistic design elements that are native to BMW will be retained. This includes the grille in its front fascia which is going to have the signature kidney shape. Some sources have said that the headlights will be redesigned and that some new functions will be incorporated in them. Its front bumper is likely to remain the same.
Expect some changes in its side body with new design elements. It is for sure that a new set of lightweight alloy wheels will be used. Its rear portion is also expected to feature some changes.
BMW vehicles have a reputation of world-class interior cabin, and there’s no doubt that this upcoming 2018 BMW X5 is going to possess the same. Although not much have been known of the interior cabin of this model, some sources have to say that it will be made more spacious than before.
New materials will be used for upholstery; high-end technological features will be presented, and certain electronic safety features will also get revisions. If other trims come up, then the interior cabin is going to differ accordingly.
Competitors, Price and Release Date
The new Audi Q7 has been said to be its biggest rival. This SUV is expected to have a starting price of $54,700, but this has not been confirmed. Expect the new 2018 BMW X5 to come out in late 2017 or during early 2018.