There’s a lot to love about luxury vehicles, especially when you drive the BMW X5. From premium comfort amenities to powerful performance, the X5 has it all. Still, as with any new purchase, before you can upgrade your commute with a new X5, you’ll need to do your research. That’s where we at Faulkner BMW come into play.
We’ve created a series of BMW X5 reviews. That way, you can learn all about the performance, features, and design of the BMW X5. By reading through each BMW X5 review, you can discover how this vehicle will provide an exciting and efficient ride as well as all the premium features found inside its cabin.
Check out what awaits in the BMW X5 and see if this SUV is ideal for your commute around Lancaster, Ephrata, and New Holland, PA.
While giving you an exciting and sporty drive each time you get behind the wheel, the BMW X5 is also engineered to provide a fuel-efficient performance wherever you go. That’s because this SUV comes powered by a 335-horsepower 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine.
You can even opt for one of the other two available powertrains with the BMW X5. To enjoy more power and thrills, the available 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine generates 523 horsepower. There’s also the BMW X5 M vehicle that comes with a truly sporty engine. With this enhanced 4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine and an 8-speed M Sport STEPTRONIC transmission, you’ll get up to 600 horsepower.
Want to do your part to reduce environmental impact? The X5 is also offered with a hybrid powertrain: the optional 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder with integrated engine motor. The plug-in hybrid powertrain offers up to 389 combined horsepower, giving you the chance to experience commuting thrills and fuel-efficient power.
Having a powerful engine is fun. Although, having the fuel capacity to go to and from work, head over to the grocery store, pick up your kids and take them to after-school activities, and go anywhere else you may need is just as important.
Thankfully, the X5 comes with an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG. This fuel efficiency, combined with a 21.9-gallon fuel tank, means you can travel over 500 miles on a single tank of gas.
Need even more efficiency? The optional hybrid powertrain has exactly what you need. The BMW X5 hybrid has a 50 combined MPGe, giving you the freedom to switch back and forth between electric and fuel energy depending on where you travel.
With the combination of fuel efficiency and powerful capabilities of the X5, you and your family will surely want to spend more time inside the cabin of your SUV. Luckily, thanks to its spacious size, up to seven passengers (with the available third row) will have plenty of space to stretch out comfortably.
That’s because its front-row seats have 40.7 inches of headroom, 39.8 inches of legroom, and 60 inches of shoulder room. Rear-seat passengers will also have plenty of space thanks to its 39.4 inches of headroom and 37.4 inches of legroom in the back.
You can also use up to 56.5 cubic feet of interior volume for your cargo. That way, you can pack up for any weekend trip you may have planned! Need a little extra cargo room for longer trips? Utilize the standard 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats to obtain a maximum cargo capacity of 72.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
While the cabin is already spacious, it will feel larger than life thanks to the standard panoramic moonroof. This 2-piece glass panel gives both first- and second-row passengers access to sweeping views of the sky and allows natural light to flood the cabin, making it feel even more expansive.
The BMW X5 is a luxury SUV, meaning there’s no shortage of premium comfort features inside the cabin. For starters, take the 16-way power front seats. These seats give you and your copilot the freedom to find the perfect seating position that will keep you feeling relaxed on even the longest commutes.
Couple this multi-way seating position with the standard 3-stage heated front seats and it will surely feel more like a day at the spa than a commute to work.
The interior of the cabin is also equipped with multi-color, adjustable ambient lighting, making it possible to customize the look of your cabin to match your mood.
To get the most out of your commute, upgrade your X5 to include the available Luxury Seating Package that includes 20-way ergonomic Multi-contour front seats and ventilated front seats with massaging functions.
To ensure the safety of you and your family, the X5 comes with several advanced safety features, like the Active Driving Assistant.
This bundle of safety systems utilizes advanced cameras and sensors to monitor a range around your SUV and keep you aware of what’s happening around your vehicle as you drive. These safety features can alert you to potential hazards and, under some circumstances, provide automatic intervention to help avoid a collision.
Included with this safety suite are systems like:
• Frontal Collision Warning
• Active Blind Spot Detection
• Lane Departure Warning
• Speed Limit Info
Since these systems constantly monitor your surroundings, they can immediately alert you if the car ahead suddenly slows down, your vehicle begins to drift, or a car approaches as you’re trying to change lanes. That way, you can avoid any potential collisions and stay safe while driving the BMW X5.
You’ll also always know the speed limit on any road with the standard Speed Limit Info system. Thanks to these features, you can feel confident each time you get behind the wheel.
Read through each BMW X5 review on this page to learn about the space it has inside for cargo, its performance specs, and the various features this SUV offers that will provide an even more luxurious ride. Then, after your research is done, come by Faulkner BMW to get an even closer look at the X5!
Drivers in Lancaster, Ephrata, and New Holland, Pennsylvania, can contact us now to schedule a test drive in the BMW X5.