BMW X5: The most practical BMW yet


The 2018 BMW X5 is one of the top-ranked Luxury Midsize SUVs. It has a high-quality interior and is capable of providing terrific performance. The robust engines give this BMW an athletic feel. It has an elegant cabin and capable chassis. Though the looks may seem overly familiar this car delivers the best combination of performance and efficiency. The X5 is commercially successful not just because of the brand value but because it is a fully competent and capable car. The BMW is well studded with modern tech features and offers a comfortable and quiet ride.

The 2018 BMW X5 is available in four trim levels: 35i, 35d, 40e, 50i.

35i and 35d models: has 19-inch wheels, LED footlights, power folding and heated mirrors, adaptive xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers, auto dimming mirrors along with front and rear parking sensors. All the trim levels except 35i have all-wheel drive(xDrive).

40e model: this is a plug-in hybrid and contains all of the above-mentioned features. Additionally, it also has hybrid-specific instrumentation, adjustable suspension dampers, rear air suspension, and additional iDrive menu items.

50i model: along with the features that are already present in the 35i trim, this model has four-zone climate control, upgraded front seats, 16 speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and keyless ignition and entry.

Driving and Performance:

The base engine provides decent power but the V8 engine feels comparatively more energetic. The inline-six base engine is capable of delivering 335 hp while the V8 engine can deliver 456 hp. The fuel economy of X5 in one of the best in the class, if not the best. It can earn 20 mpg inside the city roads and 26 mpg when on the highway. The standard all-wheel drive is capable of providing great road grip. BMW X5 offers a composed ride. The shift from the automatic transmission is smooth. The steering is precise and the pedals are firm and are easy to modulate.


The 2018 BMW X5 review says in its base configuration can easily seat five passengers. If the optional third row is incorporated then the seating capacity increases to seven. Though seating seven passengers at a time may feel cramped. The driver has great forward visibility. This car has two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing car seats. The 2018 BMW X5 is fully equipped with modern infotainment, Bluetooth and Navigation system. The iDrive infotainment system present in the car has a 12.3-inch touch screen. The other standard features present in the BMW X5 are quad-zone automatic climate control, wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio and a wi-fi hot spot. The infotainment system has sharp graphics and the controls are also easy to find. Models equipped with Comfort Access begin unlocking and activating the Welcome Carpet Lighting as the passenger approaches.


The latest version of BMW X5 has enlarged, one-piece active kidney grille and trapezoid exhaust finishers. This powerful SUV has a wheelbase of 117.7 inches and weighs 4836 pounds. The length, width, and height are in the length of 194.3, 78.9 and 69.0 inches respectively. The color availability is also classy and includes Alpine White, Arctic Grey Metallic and others.


The latest version of BMW X5 is yet to be crash tested by NHTSA and IIHS. The other standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera.

Final Verdict:

The 2018 BMW X5 is without any doubt one of the best choices that you would get in the luxury midsize SUV class. It has an engaging interior and well-defined exterior. It is capable of delivering excellent performance. The wide range of trim levels and color choices will help you choose the version that best suits you.