BMW just recently unveiled its new, fourth-generation X5 and it seems to be the best generation of X5 thus far. So, naturally, fans are curious to know how much it will cost when it eventually hits dealerships. While Germany technically isn’t its home market, being that the BMW X5 will be built and exported from the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant, German pricing is one of the first to be released, along with a list of its standard equipment,
According to our sister site, BimmerToday, the BMW X5 xDrive30d will cost 69,200 Euros and will be the entry-level model. That means it will get BMW’s 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 diesel engine, making 265 hp and 457 lb-ft. It will also come surprisingly well-equipped. So even the entry-level X5 will get 18-inch wheels, sport seats, heated seats, and eight-speed automatic transmission, xDrive all-wheel drive, automatic climate control, LED headlights, PDC (Park Distance Control) front and rear parking Assist including a back-up camera and BMW Live Cockpit Professional (BMW’s new digital instrument panel) with two 12.3-inch displays, navigation system and Wi-Fi hotspot.
That’s a hefty amount of standard equipment and features a lot of things that are options on most current BMWs. Things like full LED headlights and PDC are typically optional extras on most Bimmers on sale right now. So it’s impressive that the new X5 comes with so much as-standard. It’s also refreshing.
Now if you step up to the BMW X5 M50d, which packs a mighty quad-turbocharged 3.0 liter I6 diesel, making 400 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, you also get an M aerodynamics package, 21-inch light-alloy wheels, M Sport brake, an M sport differential, adaptive air suspension and Vernasca leather with contrast stitching. For that beast of an X5, you’ll have to shell out 92,900 Euros, which isn’t cheap. However, it does make a case for itself to be had over the proper X5 M when it comes out.
The Goldilocks model, though, will likely be the BMW X5 xDrive40i, as that uses the brand’s brilliant 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine (dubbed B58), which is a near-perfect blend of performance, silky smoothness and efficiency. That car will set German customers back 70,700 Euros, which is still pricey but probably the better performance deal than the M50d, as it will pack 70-percent of its performance for a lot less cash.
In terms of packages, there will be such offerings as Innovations Package, which brings laser headlights, an all-new head-up display and comfort access, which will cost a hefty 5,050 Euros. A third row of seating will be available for 1,650 Euros.
The new BMW X5 is likely to be the very best one yet and it does come with a surprising array of standard equipment. However, it’s not going to be cheap and if you want any optional extra goodies, you’re going to have to pay a hefty premium. In Germany, at least.[Source: BimmerToday]