2024 BMW X5 First Look Review

The latest version of BMW’s popular SUV has been in production for quite some time. It came out in the year 2019 and, to be honest it hasn’t had any major upgrades as of yet. However, that will be the case in the 2024 BMW X5, which is set to get a mid-cycle refresh. The Bavarian manufacturer is preparing all sorts of changes that will allow this car to compete over the next few years. This includes modifications to the design and new options for powertrains, and many more.

2024 BMW X5 Specs
2024 BMW X5 Specs

The most prominent change will be a new style that will give the car an aggressive style. The changes will take place both inside and out as a result of an upgraded dashboard and some innovative tech features. In addition, we can expect all sorts of upgrades to the powertrain. The engines that are currently in use will receive more power, and we are also expecting the introduction of a plug-in hybrid configuration. We’re anticipating that 2024’s BMW X5 will be presented in February, although it is likely that the North American version won’t go to market as quickly.

2024 BMW X5 Review

As we’ve mentioned earlier that this is a usual mid-cycle refresh with a variety of changes. Of course, what first immediately comes to mind is the styling. This test vehicle has been seen on the roads and is camouflaged on both sides. There’s no doubt that the biggest modifications will take place in the front, and we anticipate lots of design inspiration from the newly updated X7. The front headlights likely have the same design, and the grille will have more a striking and prominent design when compared with the model currently in use. The rear end of the car will include a few changes, and we anticipate typical mid-cycle upgrades including brand-new wheel designs, fresh colors, and more.

However, we don’t anticipate any major modifications to the mechanics. We’re hoping to see the same suspension and chassis that provide a fantastic driving experience that appealingly balances sportiness and comfort.


The mid-cycle refresh is also expected to include significant changes to the interior. The most significant 2024 BMW X5 interior changes will likely be the ones that involve technological features. We’re getting ready to witness the same design style that we have seen in the X7 and X7, but with a brand new screen that incorporates infotainment and screen displays for the instrument cluster. The former is expected to be adequate to 14.9 inches, and the latter is expected to be 12.3 inches in diagonal. Also, we expect announcements regarding the latest tech features colors, materials, and so on.

However, the overall layout of the cabin isn’t likely to change in any way. The model that comes out next year will keep the same configuration. It features two rows of seating with the capacity to hold five people. Both rows have plenty of room and can allow adults to sit comfortably. The cargo area is 33.7 cubic yards of space between the rows. 72.3 cubic yards of the total volume of cargo.


Naturally, this update will also bring additional standard equipment, too. As of now, we are certain of the new screens however, some additional goodies could be added too. However, it is important to remember that this model is extremely well-equipped.  It is equipped with features such as Bluetooth, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto navigation Bluetooth, and HD Radio satellite radio. It also has a 10-speaker sound system with five USB ports, dual-zone automated temperature control, and a panorama sunroof with keyless entry, a push-button to start, and ambient interior lighting that is LED.

2024 BMW X5 Interior
2024 BMW X5 Interior

We believe that some of these options could be standard. Some of the options that immediately come to mind include Wi-Fi hot spot wireless charging of devices and a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, 20-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system hand-gesture recognition system, and quad-zone climate control, as well as remote start.


There are a lot of changes expected in the engine as well. We anticipate that 2024’s BMW X5 will follow the model of the recently upgraded X7 which means that the base 3.0-liter turbo-inline-six is expected to have more power. The maximum power should be 350 horsepower. Additionally, the M50i needs to be changed to M60i.

It will still have the identical 4.4-liter twin-turbo, but will also have an additional hybrid system that is 48 volts. The output will be the same, which is around 523 horsepower. There is also the M version, which comes with a more powerful version of this engine. It has 600 horsepower.

2024 BMW X5 Release Date
2024 BMW X5 Release Date

There is also a hybrid model, which will come with a completely new setup. It will now be dubbed the xDrive50e. It will come with a stronger electric motor as well as bigger 20.9-kWh batteries. The exact figures are not available, however, some sources have estimated the maximum output to be 500 horsepower and a total electric distance of around 60 miles.

2024 BMW X5 Release Date and Price

Its 2024 BMW X5 starts at $66,195 and the xDrive50e PHEV costs $73,495 while the V8-powered M60i will begin at $90,295 (prices include the destination). The mid-sized SUV is scheduled to be available in the spring of 2019 and production will begin in April.

The competitors up to 2024 BMW X5 include the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Porsche Cayenne, Genesis GV80, Audi Q7, Lincoln Aviator, and Volvo XC90.