The 2017 BMW X5 is quintessentially a powerhouse of performance, punched dead into the lap of luxury. BMW’s for coming year’s reviled mid-size SUV segment that looks more than promising already. Since its previous version, X5 can be expected to undergo some crucial facelift and changes inside and under its hood. Let us find out exactly why rivals like Mercedes-Benz GLE, Volvo XC90 and Land Rover Discovery; are losing ground fast, against the 2017 X5 even before they hit assembly.
2017 BMW X5 – Exterior and Interior Features
From the very first glance at the 2017 BMW X5, impressive BMW factor is very outspoken about its exteriors. Though this car has few new changes to its exterior, funnily everything still appears to be mightily refreshing and bold. The trademark headlights, split-grille, fog lamps and the sturdy horizontal lines along its body-frame which curve ever-so-elegantly just around its wheelbase are all in classic-BMW fashion. Addition of two air-intakes beside the front wheelbase, on front doors adds to the impression
The cabin inside this 2017 BMW X5 will be neat and simple, yet elegant and intricately fashioned in its own way of appearance. Use of premium quality material would make its interior pusher. This 4-door car would have seating capacity for as many as five occupants. The dashboard will be redesigned and be fitted with more intuitive and engaging console and infotainment panel.
Seats will be trimmed and fitted in premium quality leather. There will be better control buttons, which would help regulate driving for this vehicle. The 2017 X5 is set to arrive with a host of features, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a Smartphone and iPhone dock, an infotainment system with HDMI and ports and an advanced navigation system, AC unit dual zone climate control and more.
Since this mid-size luxury crossover SUV has been around for quite some time now, and traditionally BMW likes to do a revamp on its models every few years or so; it may be assumed that the 2017 BMW X5 will be somewhere in the middle of its production cycle. Which means one may expect some changes, which will surely be made to keep this model fresh and competitive. The 2016 X5, which debuted recently at 2015 Shanghai Motor Show, came with several novelties, mostly mechanical.
2017 BMW X5 – Engine Options
A new plug-in hybrid variant was showcased, which consisted of a 2.0-liter petrol engine and electric motor, with total output of 309 HP and 339 lb/ft of torque. Apart from this model, one could also expect to see a sport-oriented M package released soon. All of these make some clear indications on what to expect from 2017 BMW X5. The 2017 X5 will most certainly come with aesthetic changes and some engine updates and improvements inside its cabin.
Apart from the already declared hybrid variant, this 2017 BMW X5 will be available with several petrol and diesel engines. The base version will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 petrol unit belting out 300 HP and 300 lb/ft of torque. There will also be the option of a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, which gives 255 HP and 413 lb/ft of torque.
Another version will be available with a 4.4 liter V8 engine, which will have a maximum output of 445 HP and 480 lb/ft of torque. All engine variants will be paired with 8-speed automatic ZF-8HP transmission gear.
2017 BMW X5 – Release and Price
There have been no definite confirmations made on the price of this 2017 X5 but that should soon be out, considering that this car is supposed to be launched by mid-2016.