X5 CORE MODELS

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Highs Wide range of available engines, high-chất lượng cabin materials, intuitive infotainment interface. Lows Somewhat vague steering feel, tight third-row passenger space, V-8 performance costs a lot extra. Verdict While not as athletic as the Porsbịt Cayenne, the BMW X5 still provides an excellent blover of luxury, practicality, & driving satisfaction.
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Overview

In our eyes, a mid-size luxury SUV is at its best when it so effortlessly blends on-road driving satisfaction with modern giải pháp công nghệ và a posh cabin—& the 2021 BMW X5 does just that. Three different powertrains are offered—including a plug-in hybrid Model and a high-performance twin-turbo V-8—& the X5"s road manners are decidedly athletic. Its styling is attractive without being overly flashy, và the interior treats occupants with chất lượng materials, comfortable seats, & a plethora of convenience & luxury features. It faces heady competition from the likes of the Audi Q.7, the Porsbít Cayenne, & the Mercedes-Benz GLE-class, but the X5 is a richly outfitted package well-equipped for the task at hvà, which earned it an Editors" Choice award.

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What"s New for 2021?

For 2021, the X5"s xDrive50i Model has been replaced by the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e. The new plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six và an electric motor for a total output of 389 horsepower. A 24.0-kWh battery pack is said to lớn provide up to lớn 30 miles of electric-only driving range. The regular 40i models also receive sầu some light electrification in the size of a 48-volt hybrid system. Otherwise, the X5 receives only minimal changes, such as now coming standard with SiriusXM satellite radio; the racier M50i Mã Sản Phẩm gains remote start and ventilated front seats.

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Pricing and Which One lớn Buy

We love sầu saving money almost as much as we love great performance, & that"s why we think the xDrive40i is the X5 to buy. With a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.8 seconds, it"s got sports-sedan acceleration, comes with all-wheel drive sầu, and is a relative sầu bargain in this price class. We"d recommend adding the Premium package for its head-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, remote engine-start capability, Harman/Kardon stereo system, wireless phone charging, & Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Engine, Transmission, và Performance

For 2021 there are now three distinct powertrains, each associated with a different X5 model. X5s wearing the sDrive40i or xDrive40i badge are powered by a 335-hp turbocharged inline-six. The plug-in hybrid xDrive45e comes with a turbocharged inline-six và an electric motor that combine for 389 horsepower. At our test traông xã, that powertrain motivated an X5 lớn 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. (We"ve sầu also tested the 40i—it managed a quiông chồng 4.8-second run khổng lồ 60 mph.) Last but not least, the M50i"s 523-hp twin-turbo V-8 enables it to lớn rush khổng lồ 60 mph in less than four seconds. All three powertrains are paired with an eight-tốc độ automatic transmission, and none of them will leave drivers wanting for power in virtually any driving situation. The X5"s refined ride and stable handling are a big improvement compared with the previous-generation model, as is its steering, which feels more connected & direct but still not exactly what we"d consider sporting. The Q7 still has the X5 beat in this area, but it"s a cthất bại match. Pitch the X5 into a fast corner, và it holds on reliably & rewards the driver with a predictability that"s missing from the GLE-class. And if you need lớn tow, know that the X5"s maximum towing capađô thị is a stout 7200 pounds no matter which engine it has.