The third-gen X5 was presented for the 2014 model year however its underpinnings are shown the second-gen X5 on sale since the 2007 model year. This fourth-gen model, which we’re currently anticipating to arrive in late 2017, as a 2018 model, will not have anything in typical with its predecessors.
2018 BMW X5 Platform
It will ride on the SUV version of BMW’s modular platform that debuted in the 2016 7-Series and has actually because appeared in the 2017 5-Series. Described internally as a CLAR, short for Cluster Architecture, the platform combines light-weight products such as aluminum and magnesium– and carbon fiber in the case of the 7-Series– with standard steel to save weight while increasing rigidity and strength.
The SUV variation of the CLAR platform must appear first in a redesigned X3, also due out in 2017. The platform is also pegged for an X7 full-size SUV that BMW has validated for launch in 2018.
Among the factors for the quick arrival of the redesigned 2018 BMW X5 is to enhance the production procedure. The CLAR-based SUVs will all be built at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We’ve also heard that the existing X5 is facing stiff competition from newer competitors like the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.
2018 BMW X5 Engine
Powertrains in the revamped 2018 BMW X5 need to align with the revamped 5-Series, implying a choice of 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines. A plug-in hybrid must also form part of the portfolio and there will probably be M Performance and devoted M versions.
2018 BMW X5 Price
The existing X5 starts out at $54,700 in its the majority of basic type– the sDrive 35i– and moves all the way as much as $71,599 for the range-topping xDrive 50i. That is a big range of pricing, but there are three trim levels in the middle. The xDrive 35i can be found in at $57,000, the xDrive 35d can be found in at $57,700 and the xDrive 40e commands $62,100.
Thinking about the next X5 will come with some brand-new features, and possibly some changes to the drivetrain, it’s possible that there will be a bump up in pricing. I would not anticipate much, and it’s pure speculation at this moment, however pricing could jump up by near $1,000 if BMW contributes to the X5 like I hope it will.