2023 BMW X5 facelift revealed – up to 530 hp, 750 Nm, curved display, increased EV range

BMW has revealed the new facelift BMW X5 with new engine options, a new plug-in hybrid system and 48V mild hybrid technology for all models. The new models will also feature the BMW Curved display powered by the BMW Operating System 8.

The new facelift introduces revisions to the headlights which are now 35 mm slimmer while the arrow-shaped daytime running lights point outwards – serving as turn indicators. LED headlamps are standard but the Matrix LED system with adaptive control are optional items.

Also available as an option is the BMW Iconic Glow kidney, for the six-cylinder variants of the X5. Design wise, the new X5 features a revised bumper design with new air breathers by the corners. At the rear, the X5 features redesigned taillamps with L-shape elements. An M Sport kit is optionally available, consisting of double slates and an M logo for the kidney grille, M mirror caps and M quad-pipe muffler tips. An M Sport package Pro is also available.

New colours for the X5 include M Marina Bay Blue (exclusively for the M60i xDrive), Blue Ridge Mountain metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic and Frozen Pure Grey metallic.

All models get the adaptive suspension as standard while the range topping models get the Adaptive M suspension. Adaptive air suspension and the xOffroad package are offered as options. The Adaptive M suspension Professional package comes with an M Sport differential and an active roll stabilisation system.

Standard specification also includes 19-inch light-alloy wheels for the new BMW X5 and 21-inch wheels for the range-topping xDriveM60i. Light-alloy wheels up to 22-inches in size can be specified as an option.

Moving inside, the new X5 is now fitted with a 14.9-inch BMW Curved Display with BMW Operating System 8 along with a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster. Both displays are housed behind a single glass surface. With the new X5, BMW has significantly reduced the number of buttons and switches in favour of digital controls.

Another new feature is the ambient light bar with LED backlighting in the front passenger area. ’X5’ lettering is also embedded into the light bar’s graphic while the flagship models display the M logo. The centre console now features additional touch-sensitive surfaces and a newly designed gear selector lever.

Comfort seats for the front passengers can be specified as an alternative to the standard sport seats. Also available as an option are BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery, active seat ventilation and a massage function. The interior options list also includes a “thermo” function for the cup holders, Sky Lounge panoramic glass sunroof illuminated by LED units, glass surface for selected controls, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the Travel & Comfort System. 

In terms of powertrain, the new X5 is available with a V8 petrol engine, straight-six petrol and diesel engines – all paired with eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmissions – to drive all four wheels via the xDrive all-wheel drive system.

All powertrains now also feature 48V mild hybrid technology with an electric motor integrated into the transmission. This motor generates an output boost of up to 12 hp and 200 Nm of torque. The capacity of the high-voltage battery in the underbody of the X5 xDrive50e has been increased by 25% to 25.7 kWh, with an AC charging rate of 7.4 kW. With that, the electric range of the xDrive50e is between 94 to 110 km.

  • xDrive40i – 3.0L / 380 hp / 540 Nm / 0-100 km/h 5.4s / 250 km/h
  • xDrive50e – 3.0L / 490 hp / 700 Nm / 0-100 km/h 4.8s / 250 km/h
  • xDriveM60i – 4.4L / 530 hp / 750 Nm / 0-100 km/h 4.3s / 250 km/h 
  • xDrive30d – 3.0L / 298 hp / 670 Nm / 0-100 km/h 6.1s / 233 km/h

Updates to the driver aids include enhanced capabilities for the standard front-collision warning system, which can now also reduce the risk of a collision with cyclists, pedestrians or oncoming traffic when turning off a road.

Alongside the Reversing Assist Camera and Reversing Assistant, the standard Parking Assistant now also consists of the drive-off monitoring and Trailer Assistant functions. The new, optional Parking Assistant Professional enables automated parking into and out of spaces and complete manoeuvres over a distance of up to 200 metres; controlled from outside the car using the My BMW App on an Apple iPhone.



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