The X5 is a one of the most popular or it can be said that it is the most popular mid-size SUV in automobile market. There some indications that in this year BMW will launch a new version of this SUV that will be identified as 2017 BMW X5. It is one such crossover which is always loaded with large amount comfort and convenience feature. Outer and inner portion of the car will be loaded with new styling and much important equipment will be upgraded. Experts are suggesting that its power train might be upgraded to enhance the performance. This SUV was made its debut in 1999 and after that several generation made its way in the market. It was the first crossover SUV that incorporated lightweight unibody frame instead of a body on frame structure. Current generation (F15) was first introduced in 2013 and this 2017 version will mark the fourth year of this generation. After driving, driver can experience the handling and acceleration of a sport sedan. So people who are looking to buy a high performance crossover with elegant furnishing and comfort, then this model will be the ultimate choice.
2017 BMW X5 – Rivals in the Market
2017 version of X5 will face an intense competition in the market because its rival will bring more upgraded models. So it will be a tough situation for BMW to hold up its top spot in the market. Rivals of X5 are:
- Porsche Cayenne.
- Mercedes-Benz GLE Class.
- Infiniti QX70.
- Audi Q7
2017 BMW X5 – Exterior and Interior Modification
Outer area of 2017 BMW X5 almost remains same and it will hold its sporty and elegant outlook. Apart from this it will have few changes in its exterior part that will uplift its overall look. Those changes are:
- Revamped bumper.
- New LED headlight and tail light.
- Upgraded fog light.
- More air intake area.
- Newly designed 20 inches and 21 inches alloy wheels with durable tires.
- Remote tailgate opener.
- Chrome touch in every panel.
- Optional moon roof.
Interior portion of the BMW X5 will be posh and luxurious molded with top-notch facilities. It will acquire all kind of modern amenities that are common high-end vehicles. Central console will have infotainment system, satellite navigation, premium audio system, USB, Bluetooth, WI-Fi, 4G LTE etc. For driving assistance it will have rear view camera, parking sensor, cruise control etc.
2017 BMW X5 – Under The Hood Specification and Fuel Economy
The new 2017 BMW X5 will have a same engine range as 2016 version. The basic option is 3.0 liter V-6 gasoline engine than can crunch out 300 HP and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. With this petrol engine this BMW SUV has fuel economy estimated at 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
The second option is 3.0 liter V-6 diesel engine that can produce 255 HP and 413 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will ensure fuel economy of 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. (xDrive35d).
Another powerful engine in the new BMW X5 2017 is a 4.4 liter V-8 engine that can produce 445 HP and 479 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will be coupled with an eight speed automatic ZF gear system and its fuel economy is rated at 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
As you know BMW company invests a lot in the development of green technologies. Therefore they recommend for you BMW X5 hybrid SUV. This version is powered with 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine which is paired with electric motor. This hybrid powertrain makes 308 HP and gives 332 lb.-ft. of torque. The fuel economy of this 2017 BMW X5 hybrid SUV is rated at 54 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Top of the line is 2017 BMW X5 M version. This version comes powered with 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine which makes 567 HP and gives 553 lb.-ft. of torque. This is one of the most powerful SUVs on the planet. Its fuel economy is estimated at 14 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. It isn’t made to be fuel efficient vehicle, but its fuel economy isn’t bad if you look what kind of performances this sport vehicle has.
2017 BMW X5 – MSRP and Release Date
The new 2017 BMW X5 will hit the market at the second quarter of 2016 although BMW haven’t provided any updates on the final date of its release. Starting price of this mid-size SUV will be around $ 55,000 for the basic petrol version (sDrive35i). The price of diesel version will start at $ 59,000, while standard V-8 version will start at $ 72,000. The new BMW X5 M for 2017 will have a price that will be above $ 101,000. If you decide to buy hybrid version of this model, you will have to pay about $ 64,000 for it.