2023 BMW X5: What We Know so Far — Fun-to-Drive Luxury SUV!

The 2023 BMW X5 luxury midsize SUV has a pleasing combination of performance, luxury, and versatility. Also, it offers powerful engine options, an upscale cabin, and a wide array of advanced technologies. Find out what we know so far about the release date, price, specs, and features of the new 2023 BMW X5.

When will the 2023 BMW X5 be available?

Front angle view of white 2023 BMW X5, highlighting its release date and price
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The new 2023 BMW X5 will likely hit the streets in late Summer/early Fall 2022. It will be available at BMW dealerships throughout the United States and in various international markets.

The BMW X5 for the U.S. market is built at the BMW Spartanburg Plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

How much does the 2023 BMW X5 cost?

Trims offered for the 2023 BMW X5 luxury SUV include sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive45e, M50i trim, and the high-performance X5 M. Here’s the starting price for each 2023 X5 trim:

  • sDrive40i: $61,600 
  • xDrive40i: $63,900
  • xDrive45e: $65,700
  • M50i: $85,400
  • M: $108,900

Also, the 2023 X5 costs slightly more than the 2022 X5, which has a starting base price of $60,600 MSRP.

2023 X5 specs: Engine options, 0-60 mph acceleration, gas mileage, and towing

Rear angle view of white 2023 BMW X5, highlighting its release date and price
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Buyers of the new 2023 BMW X5 have no shortage of engine options. The sDrive40i and xDriver40i trims feature a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, which generates 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The xDrive45e plug-in hybrid (PHEV), which combines a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine and an electric motor, produces 389 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

Both the M50i and M trims are powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine, which generates 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft torque for the M50i trim and 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft for the M trim. Also, all X5 trims feature an eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, except for the rear-wheel drive sDrive40i, the X5 has an all-wheel drive system.

Dashboard and front seats in 2023 BMW X5, highlighting its release date and price
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For acceleration, the 0-60 mph time of the X5 ranges from 5.3 seconds for the base trim to as low as 3.8 seconds for the M trim. The X5 M can reach a top speed of 155 mph. Also, the X5 can tow up to 7,200 pounds.

For efficiency, the gas-powered X5 has an estimated gas mileage of up to 23 combined mpg. Also, the X5 PHEV has an estimated fuel economy of up to 50 combined MPGe in electric mode and 20 combined mpg in hybrid mode. Additionally, the X5 PHEV provides an estimated electric driving range of 30 mpg. 

What’s new for the 2023 X5?

The new 2023 BMW X5 luxury SUV is primarily a carryover model. The only significant changes for the 2023 model year are for the optional packages. For example, the M Sport package no longer includes Vernasca leather, while the  Executive package no longer has Gesture Control. Also, the head-up display feature is more widely available across the trim lineup.

What are the luxury SUV competitors of the BMW X5?

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The luxury SUV competitors of the BMW X5 include the Mercedes-Benz GLE, Audi Q7, Lexus RX, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayenne, Genesis GV80, Volvo XC90, and Acura MDX.

Also, for warranty coverage, the BMW X5 has the backing of a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, it has a free maintenance plan, with three years or 36,000 miles of coverage.

As covered earlier, the new 2023 BMW X5 midsize luxury SUV will likely be released in late Summer/early Fall 2022. Also, with a starting base price of $61,600 MSRP, the 2023 X5 costs slightly more than the 2022 X5.

This article was updated on 8/1/2022.

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