Our coverage of the new 2019 BMW X5 continues today with the BMW X5 30d and 40i models. Both of those were made available to journalists for testing earlier this month, during a press launch in Atlanta. We had the chance to drive the U.S.-bound 40i unit, along with a quick run of the glorious M50d.
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At launch, there will be four variants; the BMW X5 xDrive40i (available in the US), xDrive50i (North America only), xDrive30d and X5 M50d. The North American market will might get one diesel, likely the xDrive40d, but the final decision has yet to be made.
The BMW X5 xDrive40i while likely be the volume seller here in the US and it will pack BMW’s excellent B58 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine, making 340 hp and 332 lb-ft (450Nm) of torque. The new BMW X5 xDrive40i completes the zero to 62mph sprint in just 5.5 seconds. Fuel consumption averages 33.2mpg and CO2 emissions are 193g/km.
As for the xDrive30d, it gets a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 diesel engine, making 265 hp and 457 lb-ft (620Nm). Capable of reaching the 62mph mark from rest in 6.5 seconds, the new X5 xDrive30d returns combined fuel consumption of just 470mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of 158g/km.
All engines channel their power through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is on hand to ensure that power is translated into secure progress – on or off road.
The 2019 X5 xDrive40i will be starting at $60,700 in the United States while in Germany, the BMW X5 xDrive30d will cost 69,200 Euros and will be the entry-level model.