BMW did a great job with the fourth generation of its flagship model. Now, the Bavarian manufacturer is preparing the first update. The 2023 BMW X5 will introduce a more aggressive exterior, advanced technology, comfortable interior, and many other things. After a lot of critics, the SUV is not getting a huge grille. The existing one is already pretty large.
Under the hood, we won’t witness changes… at least not for the base version. But, the reinforcement is on the way, with the PHEV system, and even possibly an all-electric version. The iX5 could join the lineup. It is based on the X5, but still totally different. Finally, the M Performance is ready for the update as well. The 2023 BMW X5 M could push borders to new levels.
So, there will be everything for each type of buyer willing to spend between $60,000 and $130,000. The 40i is the entry-level model, the 45e PHEV is the mid-range offer, and the M50i tops the lineup. The X5 M is sometimes considered a separate version.
2023 BMW X5 Facelift Details
The first renders based on insider info are available. The first images had no great support from buyers. The grille was too large, but now designers fixed it. The redesign will make the SUV more aggressive, and the size remains the same. Minor updates around the body will also make the X5 aesthetic and aerodynamic. If anyone cares, it will lead to better gas mileage. Still, the big luxury SUV will be very thirsty, especially with bigger engines.
Packages remain the same. The base versions are coming packed with more features. BMW always puts more focus on high-end trims and advanced technology. This time, the Germans are not going to disappoint. From everything we’ve learned, the company is preparing big things, especially when it comes to autonomous driving. Level 4 is not a far-fetched story anymore.
Check out what is new for the 2024 BMW X5.
Specifications and Versions
The base engine for the 2023 BMW X5 will still be a 3.0-liter inline-six. The turbocharged unit might drop the sDrive, making the xDrive AWD the base configuration. The outputs stay 335 hp and 330 lb-ft, with the best gas mileage at 21/25 mpg. The mid-range 2023 BMW X5 45e is a plug-in hybrid with all-wheel drive. After the redesign, the SUV is going to improve the fuel economy. The X5 is big, but 20 mpg is not so great output. Still, you will be able to drive the vehicle by using the electric battery only, covering more than 30 miles. The company could also make the engine deliver more than 400 hp and 350 lb-ft for the future edition.
At the top of the lineup is the M50i version. The SUV is going to create 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. A 4.4-liter V8 is featuring a twin-turbo system to maximize the output, but it also consumes a lot of fuel. But, you can’t expect savings on such high power outputs. It gets even worse for your fuel economy with the 2023 BMW X5 M. The new version will stay put at 600 ponies unless you upgrade it with the Competition package. it adds 15 more ponies. Max speed is 190 mph, while the big SUB needs only 3.5 seconds to sprint 0-60.
2023 BMW iX5
According to multiple sources, the iX5 is still under development, with the release date planned for 2023. The all-electric version is coming after the redesign of the base model. Further rumors are speaking about the power, but the details are not precise yet.
The EV is going to produce at least 390 ponies with its two electric batteries for each axle. Those are not the only numbers missing, with the range about to be announced at the premiere. Expect at least 200 miles if the company decides to crack a lot of power, while the economy version could go up to 250 miles on a single charge. The recharging technology is also far away from the final look. The iX5 is also going to use an autonomous drive. Bosses made big announcements some while ago, promising Level 4. However, it is a big deal, since Tesla is still at level 2.
2023 BMW X5 Release Date and Price
The facelift is going to put the 2023 BMW X5 under the spotlight. There are a lot of things happening around this SUV, so we can expect to introduce each big stuff separately. The first appearance, the new X5 will have by the end of this year, while the electric vehicle is not coming before the second quarter of 2023. The price will stay put for the base version. Fans can expect the cost bump for all other editions. The new X5 M with the Competition package is the most expensive configuration.