Offering three powerful engine options, the 2023 BMW X5 provides plenty of power to tackle any terrain. This luxury vehicle also uses premium materials throughout the cabin and offers many standard features. Let’s take a closer look at the 2023 X5
The 2023 X5 may have a few changes to its packaging, but for the most part, the popular luxury SUV remains unchanged. The optional Premium package excludes gesture controls for the iDrive infotainment system but includes a wireless smartphone charging pad. Sensafin, a new vegan faux-leather option, now replaces BMW’s SensaTec animal-free faux-leather and the optional Vernasca leather upholstery.
Engine and Performance
The 2023 X5 offers three distinct powertrains, all of which are guaranteed to satisfy every driving enthusiast. The xDrive40i and sDrive40i trims are powered by a base engine: a turbocharged inline-six with 335 horsepower. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e is powered by an electric motor and turbocharged inline-six engine that generate a combined 389 horsepower.
The M50i and M trims are powered by a capable twin-turbo V-8 that can churn out up to 523 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard across the entire lineup for maximum performance and smooth shifting between gears.
Rear-wheel drive models with the base engine get an impressive 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. When running only on battery power, the plug-in hybrid version gets a combined 50 mpg equivalent.
Ride and Handling
With the 2023 X5, you can expect a confident and engaging ride. The minimal body roll ensures superior stability when cornering, while the smooth ride ensures maximum comfort over bumpy terrain. The direct steering makes the car incredibly easy to navigate, allowing for precise maneuvers. In addition, this vehicle comes equipped with BMW’s Adaptive M Suspension for optimal performance.
Interior and Cargo Space
With seating for up to five passengers and high-end materials in its cabin, the X5 maintains an impressive level of luxury. BMW also puts a heightened focus on the needs of the driver by placing important controls within reach. When the second-row seats are folded down, the cargo space expands to an impressive 72.3 cubic feet, providing plenty of room for your storage needs. The two complete sets of LATCH connectors provide drivers with peace of mind when traveling with children.
If you’re in the market for a luxurious yet practical midsize SUV, be sure to check out the 2023 X5. For more information on the X5 or any other BMW model, visit us at Valley Auto World BMW.