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2022 BMW X5 Review: Specs and Pricing

2022 BMW X5


The mid-size luxury SUV segment's adaptable 2022 BMW X5 offers a comfortable cabin and a fun driving experience all in one stylish package. With a silky-smooth inline-six-cylinder engine and a wealth of contemporary technology and convenience amenities, even entry-level vehicles are well-equipped. The X5 can travel short distances entirely on electricity by upgrading to the plug-in hybrid model, while the optional twin-turbo V-8 engine provides incredibly quick acceleration.

The mid-size luxury SUV segment's adaptable 2022 BMW X5 offers a comfortable cabin and a fun driving experience all in one stylish package. Even entry-level versions come well-equipped with contemporary technology and convenience features.

Although it may not be as luxurious inside as the Genesis GV80 or quite as athletic as the Porsche Cayenne, the X5 stands out when compared to SUVs like the Audi inline-six-cylinder and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-class, earning it an Editors' Choice award. lenience features, not to mention an inline-six-cylinder engine that runs smoothly The X5 can travel short distances entirely on electricity by upgrading to the plug-in hybrid model, while the optional twin-turbo V-8 engine provides incredibly quick acceleration.

What has changed for 2022?

The Black Vermilion model is a new addition to the portfolio for 2022. In addition to several high-end features including Merino Black leather upholstery with red piping, a glass shift knob, a faux-suede headliner, a leather-covered dashboard, and a Harman/Kardon radio system, this black-and-red beauty has distinctive design cues.

Only 350 of the xDrive40i model, on which it is based, will be sold in the United States, so if you're interested, move quickly. The wireless smartphone charging station is no longer available elsewhere in the lineup, and the 40i models' Convenience package (remote start, four-zone automatic climate control, and Wi-Fi hotspot) is no longer listed on the spec sheet.

The optional air suspension is no longer available for those base models either. Sparkling Brown Metallic and Dravit Gray Metallic are two new colors for 2022, and customers may now select the upscale glass shift knob and control buttons as a stand-alone option.

2022 BMW X5: Pricing

The starting MSRP for the 2022 BMW X5 is $59,400. That is slightly over the average for the class, but not much. The plug-in hybrid version of the X5 costs $63,700, while the top-tier V8 variants cost $82,800 and $105,900.

Which one to Purchase?

We value cost-effectiveness almost as much as we do superior performance, which is why we believe the xDrive40i is the X5 to purchase. It has sports-sedan acceleration, and all-wheel drive, and is a relative steal in this pricey class, hitting 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. For its head-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, remote engine-start functionality, and Harman/Kardon radio system, we'd advise purchasing the Premium package.

2022 BMW X5: Interior and Comfort

The first and second rows of the X5 offer plenty of room for adults, but the third row is solely available for children. Once inside, passengers are welcomed by a cabin adorned with premium materials, several device charging ports, and, depending on the options selected, a wide range of luxury features.

Driver-specific front seats with power adjustments and memory are standard. A power-adjustable steering column, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a motorized rear liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and programmable ambient lighting are standard on all versions.

Although they add significantly to the cost, features like heated front armrests, heated steering wheel, soundproof glass, remote start, and massaging seats may make the X5 feel like a high-end luxury SUV. Speaking of pricey extras, purchasers can choose to install a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system with diamond-domed tweeters. A lot of cargo capacity is available in the X5.

We were able to stow 11 carry-on baggage behind the second row of seats while the back seats were occupied. We found space for 26 cases after folding the back seats, which can be done from either the side or the back of the SUV. In our test, the Mercedes GLE matched the X5's performance case for case, although its rear seats are more difficult to stow.

2022 BMW X5: Connectivity

The conservative cockpit is given a modern flair with twin 12.3-inch monitors. One acts as a digital gauge display, which is a feature that luxury manufacturers are increasingly including, and the other gives users access to the infotainment system, which uses the most recent version of BMW's iDrive software.

There are many ways for users to use the system, including gesture controls, which are less natural than simply touching the screen or turning the rotary knob on the center of the console. Both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come as standard.

2022 BMW X5: Engine and Performance

Three different powertrains, each connected with a different model, are available for the 2022 X5. X5s with the sDrive40i or xdrive40i badge is equipped with a 335-hp inline-six turbocharger. A turbocharged inline-six and an electric motor provide the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e with a combined 389 horsepower. That engine propelled an X5 to 60 mph on our test track in just 4.7 seconds. (We also tried the 40i, which completed a sprint to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.) Last but not least, the M50i can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds thanks to its 523 horsepower twin-turbo V-8. An eight-speed automatic transmission is mated to each of the three powertrains, and none of them will leave drivers lacking for acceleration in almost any situation.

The X5's smooth ride, secure handling, and improved steering—which feels more connected and direct but is still not quite what we'd call sporting—are all significant upgrades over the previous generation model. In this regard, the Q7 still beats the X5, but it's a close race. When you throw the X5 into a sharp turn, it maintains its grip with ease and rewards the driver with a level of predictability that is lacking in the GLE class. And if you need to tow, be aware that the X5 has a strong 7200 pounds maximum towing capacity, regardless of the engine it has.

2022 BMW X5: Battery Life, Charging, and Range

The 24.0-kWh battery pack that comes standard with the xDrive45e variant, according to BMW, can support up to 30 miles of all-electric driving. Without using the gasoline engine, the X5 can drive up to 84 mph using the batteries. The battery pack can be charged at either publicly accessible charging stations or 110-volt or 220-volt outlets at home.

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