One of the most popular SUVs on the planet combines good driving dynamics, best-in-class performance, and a luxurious interior. The 2025 BMW X5 promises to bring comfort up to a never-before-seen level in this segment. Also, it promises to bring improved performance all across the board and a new and more luxurious interior.
The X5 gained popularity in this mid-size luxury SUV segment thanks to its best-in-class performance. He offers multiple engine options, starting from a base inline 6 engine that can produce up to 340 horsepower up to a V8 that produces up to 550 ponies.
All these engines are combined with a small electric motor to improve fuel efficiency and torque.
The 2025 model year will bring some improvements, mostly in styling, but we don’t expect huge upgrades under the hood.
2025 BMW X5 Interior
The interior of a new X5 will hugely depend on the trim level customers chase and additional equipment. But even in base trim, the upcoming 2025 BMW X5 will feature a well-equipped interior with a lot of luxurious features. The base trims will have a dual 12-inch screen. One will be for driver gauge, and it will offer all the information that a driver needs. And on the other screen will be a touchscreen that will offer all entertainment information. We also expect to see physical buttons for climate control on the center console, and the center console will receive a new look. Also, even in the base trims, we expect to see a wireless charging pad and dual-zone climate control.
On higher-end trims, we will see a panoramic roof and new premium seats offering more comfort and options for heating and venting.
Also, one of the changes will include new interior lighting that will be customizable over the car software.
As we mentioned before, this SUV will come with a lot of safety features. Some of them will be advanced, and some will be basic. The standard safety features will include emergency braking, lane departure, and cruise control. We expect to see high-end trims, a 360° camera, automatic parking, rain sensors, headlights that follow the road, and much more.
2025 BMW X5 PHEV
The 2025 BMW X5 should feature an upgraded hybrid powertrain. It will come in multiple variations, and depending on the trim level, its power will range from 375 horsepower up to 483 horsepower. The displacement of the engines will also start from a base of 3.0 liters up to 4.0 liters for the most potent powertrain. All these engines will be paired with an electric motor to improve fuel efficiency and offer electric drive. The range for electric driving will be 40 miles, and we expect best-in-class fuel efficiency.
For acceleration numbers for the basic hybrid, we expect 4.7 seconds up to 60 miles, and for the top tier, around 3.8 seconds.
The 2025 BMW X5 will come just as a rear-wheel drive, and it will support 8-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive will be optional. The maximum limited speed will be 155 MPH for the M model.
The fuel consumption numbers are unknown, but based on reports from BMW, we can expect improvements. The previous model had 23 MPG in the city and 27 on the highway, and we expect to see 25 MPG in the city and 30 on the highway for the upcoming model.
For a V8 powertrain, we don’t expect changes. So it will have 17 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway.
2025 BMW X5 Changes
Rumors suggest that the 2025 model will bring us a mid-cycle style refreshment.
The upcoming X5 will receive a front fascia facelift, and it will get more modern daily lights. Also, the styling of the front grille will become more refined. The sides of the SUV will stay nearly the same, but we expect to see new premium color options, as well as new 21-inch rims.
The rear end will also receive a facelift, and we will get a new taillight design.
The interior will receive a few upgrades, new, more comfortable seats, and new premium interior options. But it will stay spacious and comfortable. Also, on higher-end trims, it will offer plenty of premium features.
Price and Release Date
The release date of the 2025 BMW X5 is expected to be at the end of 2024.
The starting price for the upcoming model is still not determined, but according to the market, we expect a slight rise from the previous model.
So the base model will start at $68.000 and go up to $90.000 for top-tier trims.
The best balance between power and features will be the XDrive 40i, which will start at around $70.000.
The biggest rivals for the BMW X5 will be the Mercedes GLE and Audi Q8. But not just Germans will fight in this class. The Acura RDX, Genesis GV80, and Cadillac XT5 are worthy competitors.