The latest version of BMW’s well-loved mid-size SUV has been in production for quite a long time. It came out in 2019 and, to be honest it’s not received any major upgrades until now. But this is likely to be the case in the 2024 BMW X5, which is scheduled to receive a mid-cycle refresh. The Bavarian automaker is planning all kinds of changes that will allow this car to compete in the coming years. We’re talking about modifications to the design as well as new powertrain options and many more.
The most prominent change will be a new style that gives the vehicle an aggressive style. The changes will take place both inside and out with an upgraded dashboard and some innovative tech features. Also, expect all sorts of upgrades to the powertrain. The engines that are currently in use will receive more power, and we can also anticipate the introduction of a plug-in hybrid configuration. We’re anticipating the 2024 BMW X5 will be presented in February, but this year’s North American version won’t go to market as quickly.
2024 BMW X5 New Design
As we’ve already mentioned it will be the typical mid-cycle refresh that will include updates in various aspects. Of course, what first immediately comes to mind is the styling. Its test model has been seen on the road and is camouflaged on both sides.
There’s no doubt that the biggest changes will be made on the front end, where we anticipate lots of design inspiration from the recently updated X7. Headlights would likely sport the same design, and the grille is expected to have an imposing and bolder design compared to the model currently in use. The rear end of the car will be equipped with a few adjustments, while we anticipate typical mid-cycle upgrades like brand new wheel designs, different colors as well as other changes.
However, we aren’t expecting any significant changes in the mechanics. We’re expecting the same suspension setup and chassis which provide a wonderful driving experience and elegantly balance sportiness and comfort.
The mid-cycle refresh will provide significant interior changes. You can imagine that the most significant 2024 BMW X5 interior changes will be the ones that involve technology features. We’re about to witness the same design style that we have seen in the X7 which will include a new screen that combines the instrument cluster and infotainment screens. The first should work to 14.9 inches, and the latter will be 12.3 inches in diagonal. Also, we expect changes to new technology materials, features colors, and more.
However, the overall layout of the cabin will not change too in any way. The next model year’s model will be the same layout, which has two rows of seats with the capacity to hold five people. The rows are spacious with room and can accommodate adults comfortably. The cargo area is 33.7 cubic yards of space in the row behind, and 72.3 cubic feet in the total volume of cargo.
Naturally, the update will include additional standard equipment, too. As of now, we are confident about the new screens however, a few additional features may be added in the future. But, 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 audio system and five USB ports, dual-zone automated air conditioning, an awe-inspiring sunroof with keyless entry, the push-button to start, and ambient interior lighting with LED.
It is possible that some of the existing choices could become standard. Some of the options that immediately come to mind include Wi-Fi hot spots wireless charging for devices as well as the sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, the 20-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system hand-gesture recognition as well as quad-zone automated climate control, as well as remote start.
The car is expected to undergo major upgrades underneath the hood, too. We anticipate that 2024’s BMW X5 will follow the pattern of the newly updated X7 So the base 3.0-liter turbo-inline-six will have more power. The maximum output could go to 325 horsepower. Additionally, the M50i needs to be changed to M60i. It will still have the identical 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine, but it will be equipped with an additional hybrid system of 48 volts. The output will remain the same, approximately 523 horsepower. Additionally, there’s the M version that comes with a stronger version of this engine, which has 600 horsepower.
There is also a hybrid model, which will come with a completely new setup. This model is known as the xDrive50e. It will feature a better electric motor as well as bigger 20.9-kWh batteries. The exact figures are not available, but some sources suggest that the motor will be capable of producing 500 horsepower and a total electric distance of around 60 miles.
2024 BMW X5 Release Date & Price
We anticipate that 2024’s BMW X5 will hit the market in the summer of 2024 with a cost of 63.000 dollars.