2023 BMW X5: Redesign, Spy Shots, Engine Specs

The upcoming 2023 BMW X5 prototype has been recently caught testing, and it seems the new SUV will receive some changes and upgrades. As one of the most selling SUVs in the BMWs lineup, the new model is a very important member alongside X6 and X7 models. The first spy shots are available, and the new BMW X5 is wearing a mid-cycle update.

The tweaks on the exterior are minimal, but we can expect more changes on the final variant. Besides exterior changes, we also presume a more modern cabin, plenty of premium materials, and lots of advanced technology. From what we heard, the new SUV will come with a much better infotainment system, and it should hosts plenty of standard equipment.

2023 BMW X5 side

2023 BMW X5 Design

We’ve all probably seen the X5 refreshed for the 2023 year, but don’t expect anything significant. The manufacturer will most likely make some minor revisions to keep up with its rivals. Overall, the spied mule is wearing a heavily camouflaged body, and it looks proportionally the same as before.

The so-called base model, the sDrive40i, features an attractive design with satin aluminum roof rails as standard equipment. This model also comes with a massive grille and more attractive headlights. However, the M50i is a better choice that offers big wheels, grille, and 2-piece tailgate, which comes with hands-free operation. In general, BMW X5 is the most recognized SUV in the lineup. Two metallic paint finishes are added Sparkling Brown on the regular variant and Dravit Grey on the X5 M50i.

Cabin Refreshments

Everything inside the new 2023 BMW X5 is premium. Also, this SUV is very spacious, offering enough room for all passengers. However, choosing models like sDrive40i/xDrive40i, you can get a third seating row ($2,300), making the X5 a 7-seater. Also, this configuration will bring as well air suspension.

Unsurprisingly, the third row is only comfortable for kids. The luggage area is excellent, and you will find 33.9 cubic feet, which can be increased to 72.3 cubic feet with a folded bench. The xDrive45e is a plug-in hybrid model, and it houses a lithium-ion battery pack under the rear seats, and it sacrifices a small cargo space of a maximum of 1.1 cubic feet. As standard, the BMW X5 comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and navigation.

2023 BMW X5 interior

Powertrain Specs

Like before, we should expect the same four engine options. The X5 sDrive40i comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6, and it delivers 335 horsepower. However, paired with an electric motor, the xDrive45e produces a total of 389 horsepower. Like before, an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard across the  X5 range, and the sDrive40i deploys rear-wheel drive (RWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional on low entry models and standard on upper ones.

The next engine is under the X5 M50i. This model has a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 generating 523 horsepower. A similar machine in the X5 M develops 600 horsepower or 617 horsepower in the X5 M Competition versions.

2023 BMW X5 rear

How Much Cost the New 2023 BMW X5?

The next-generation 2023 BMW X5 has been spied testing, with noticeable refreshments on the front and rear fascia. The new BMW X5 will reportedly arrive sometime next year, probably in the second quarter of the year.

Alongside BMW X6 and X7 models, the production of the X5 will starts at BMW Group’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The entry-level model should cost less than $60,000, while the top-ranking X5 M can easily reach $105,100. Models in the same class are the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Acura MDXAudi Q7, Lexus RX, and Volvo XC90. Interestingly, the X5 is the most expensive rival.

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