The popular luxury crossover has been redesigned a couple of years ago. Of course, this overhaul has brought a lot of changes, while the novelty that was particularly interesting was the addition of the optional third seat. For the first time, this model is available as a seven-seater. At this point, the third row is available only in the base 40i model, but reports suggest it could become available in other versions as well. At this point, this is nothing more than speculation. Therefore, there is a big chance that things are about to remain the same for the 2021 BMW X5.

When it comes to base design characteristics, things are about to remain pretty much the same. Count on the same specs and dimensions, as well as on powertrain. On the other side, there is always a chance for a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment, though most of the thins are expected to remain the same.

2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW X5 Design

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 BMW X5 will definitely remain the same. This model has been around for a couple of years and it is still early for a mid-cycle update. You may count on the same design, which has been updated with evolutionary changes fo the last redesign. A good thing to know is that even the base trim is available with the so-called M Sport package, which brings a lot of visual updates, inspired by models from the famous spot division.

2021 BMW X5 Interior

We don’t expect any bigger change on the inside as well. Therefore, you may count on the same dimensions, which aren’t impressive at all. After all, this model is primarily a five-seater, but the thing with this model is that even the first row features less than 40 inches of legroom. The second is similar in size, while the third feels cramped and can be used for kids only. The same thing goes for the cargo, area. You can’t put more than a couple of bags behind the third row, but things become notably better if you don’t use it. You may count on about 34 cubic feet behind the second row, while the total capacity goes around 72 cubic feet.

The 2021 BMW X5 won’t feature the most spacious around, but the level of luxury and opulence is pretty impressive. The overall build quality is really good and despite the minimalistic design, the dashboard looks petty opulent. The list of standard equipment is also pretty impressive, while we particularly like the fact that driving position and visibility are excellent.

2021 BMW X5 Interior


As we already mentioned, the current 7-seat version is available in the base 40i model only, both in the sDrive40i and xDrive40i version. The list of standard features includes things like adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch central display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 10-speaker sound system. You may also count on safety features like lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control.

2021 BMW X5 Engine

Since the 7 Seat version of this crossover is available only in base trim level, a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six is the only engine in the offer. A good thing to know is that you can choose between RWD and AWD drivetrain. In both cases, you may count on a familiar 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is good for about 335 horsepower and delivers pretty good driving dynamics. With a 0-60 time in less than six seconds, which is more than enough for most drivers. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Normally, AWD is slightly thirstier.

2021 BMW X5 Release Date

Release Date And Price

We expect to see 2021 BMW X5 sometime late in the year. The current model starts around 60.000 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.


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