There has been news about the 2022 BMW X5 getting all kinds of updates and improvements. Not only the new Beemer will get a facelift of minor redesign, but it will also get an upgrade on the equipment and possibly electric powertrain. The luxury brand has been spotted to test a lot of products just lately and the X5 is one of them. The new SUV, the X8, was caught in the middle of spy test a few months before – along with the Gran Coupe 4-Series and the iX1. And now, the X5 has been caught wearing a camo cruising down Munich road. Some people say that some of the design changes are quite visible and obvious, while the others are quite subtle. So, what to expect from the new ride?
The Exterior Design
The X5 had undergone a full redesigned work for their 2019 model. And now, released as the 4th generation, the 2022 BMW X5 would be coming as a carryover type. In the 2019 model, the X5 has sporty elements and high-end designs. Oversized kidney grilles dominate the front end, while the grilles sit between the sharp and bold headlights. The back side is more upscale, with a slim rear spoiler, soft lines, and rectangular taillights. If the company’s plan to carry this ride as a carryover model is true, then the exterior look won’t have any drastic or dramatic changes for the 2022 model.
X5 is known as a luxury and sporty ride, which is only logical if the interior cabin gets the same improvements and updates. The interior is modern with also sporty elements and high-end materials. Again, the inside will likely come with similar design for 2022 model. The highlight of the interior is the angular dashboard while the hallmark of Beemer’s trait would be the angled center console. For the upcoming model, it is likely that there would be infotainment dials and buttons right next to the (gear) shifter, so the outcome would be a streamlined appearance.
The current X5 comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, navigation, five USB ports, a 10-speaker audio system. These tech features will carry over for the 2022 X5.
Engine and Performance
The current ride has 4 engine options. The standard one is inline-six turbocharged 3.0 liter engine with 335 hp of power. There is hybrid plug-in engine that shares similar specs with the standard one, but paired with electric motor – producing 389 hp of power. Two other engines are for higher trims: a V8 twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter engine, producing 523 hp of power and another V8 twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter engine producing 600 hp of power. All of them would be paired with auto 8-speed transmission and standard rear-wheel driving system – all wheel driving system would be optional.
Price and Release Date
In terms of price, there hasn’t been any official news about it. Since the new ride would be a carryover model, it is highly likely that the price may change. The predicted price is set between $60,400 and $107,000 – and it already includes destination.
For the release data, the company hasn’t said anything either. But if we follow the company’s past track and history, it is highly likely that the ride would be available in summer time in 2021. The new 2022 BMW X5 SUV has been set to be a tough competitor for Volvo XC90, Genesis, GV80, Mercy GLE-Class, and Porsche Cayenne.