The X5 soldiers on with no significant changes for 2023. New body colours are available, while options and packages have been revised. This midsize luxury SUV appeals to many customers with a large selection of powertrains. Two of them are based on a six-cylinder engine, one of which is part of a plug-in hybrid system. For parents who are always in a rush, two versions of a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 can be specified.
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Test Drives2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e: Longer Range, But Not Necessarily the Best Choice
While plug-in hybrid SUVs from mainstream companies are beginning to take the industry by storm, luxury brands are generally more focused on pure electric models. BMW is one of those that continue to combine gasoline with some form of zero-emission driving. Both the compact X3 and the midsize X5 are …
Test Drives2020 BMW X5: Six Cylinders are Enough
Completely redesigned and improved last year, the BMW X5 is making headlines in 2020 with the ultra-high-performance X5 M generating up to 617 horsepower. And for 2021 the plug-in hybrid variant returns with 389 horsepower and nearly 50 kilometres of range. That’s all very nice, but just how many people …
First Drives2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M: Sweet Monsters
PHOENIX, Arizona—The 2020 BMW X5 M ’s specs are just as intimidating as its flared fenders, massive bumpers and oversized wheels. Simply put, this high-performance midsize SUV is a monster. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine that produces 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. We tested …
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News38,000 Older BMWs Hit With “Do Not Drive” Order Due to Takata Airbags
Despite the long (and we do mean long) list of recalls announced by automakers since 2015, hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the world are still equipped with Takata airbag inflators that can explode and send shrapnel towards the occupants. To this day, over 30 people have died as a …
NewsBMW to Use Canadian-Made Aluminum in SUVs Starting in 2024
BMW has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rio Tinto to source aluminum with significantly reduced CO2 emissions from hydro-powered operations in Quebec starting in 2024. This is part of the German automaker’s effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain, particularly when it comes to CO2-intensive materials …
News2024 BMW X5, X6 Get Fresh Styling, More Power, Longer EV Range
BMW is significantly updating its two midsize SUVs for the 2024 model year. Both the X5 and the coupe-style X6 benefit from fresh styling, upgraded powertrains and new technologies aimed at improving the driving experience. The model lineup has been slightly revised, as well, resulting in new designations. However, we …
RecallsNearly 100,000 BMWs Recalled in Canada for Fire Risk
BMW is announcing a recall on more than one million vehicles around the world due to a potentially faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve heater that could overheat and result in a fire. Similar recall campaigns were conducted in 2017 and 2019, once again affecting over a million BMWs globally.
NewsSeveral BMWs to be Built Without Touchscreens Due to Chip Shortage
Faced with a lack of chips that are oh-so-important for a plethora of electronic systems, many automakers have to make tough choices including sacrificing some vehicle functionalities. For instance, GM opted to build Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups without variable-displacement technology that helps reduce fuel consumption, and the 2022 …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Audi Q7 and Q8
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Midsize luxury SUVs are a common sight on Canadian roads. And as is the case with their smaller counterparts, German manufacturers lead the way. After winning our Best Buy awards …
New Models2020 BMW X5 M and X6 M Debut with up to 617 Horsepower
BMW has just introduced the third-generation 2020 X5 M and X6 M, the high-performance, track-ready versions of its midsize X5 and X6 SUVs. In addition to increased power and sportiness, owners will enjoy improved luxury and comfort over the previous models. But let’s start with the all-important numbers. Power in …
News2019 BMW X5 Unveiled!
In the last year, le German automaker unveiled the new generations of its BMW X3 and BMW X4 crossovers, while the all-new BMW X2 recently arrived in dealerships. We drove a preproduction version of the BMW X7 , whose final design should soon be revealed. Today, it’s the 2019 BMW …
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Clips2013 BMW X5 Trailer
Third generation of the BMW X5, the model of the founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle category and the market leader segment sets new benchmarks with a dynamic design, offering a luxurious ride comfort, modern versatility and driving pleasure combined with efficiency.
Clips2014 BMW X5 XDrive30d Overview
BMWs all-new mid-size luxury CUV is truly BMW at its best! Whether it's driving comfort, safety, or luxury and elegance, the 2014 BMW X5 xDrive is the best choice for you.
Clips2014 BMW X5 Trailer
Third generation of the BMW X5, founder of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and global market leader in its class sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure.