BMW Reveals Pricing for the 2019 X5 "Sports Activity Vehicle"
Base xDrive40i Starts at Just Over $60,000
The 2019 BMW X5 will see a bit of a price bump compared to the vehicle it replaces. The new “Sports Activity Vehicle” will start at $60,700 (plus $995 destination) for the xDrive40i, whereas the base 2018 X5 xDrive started at $59,500. Of note, the 2018 X5 was also available in a cheaper, rear-drive sDrive variant, which started at $57,200.
The xDrive40i, which is powered by an all-new turbocharged 3.0L I-6, comes standard with an xLine appearance package, a new digital instrument cluster and infotainment system, navigation, and updated iDrive interface. Optional will be a performance-oriented M Sport package, an off-road package with a mechanical locking rear differential, and a trailer hitch with a 7,200-pound tow rating—up from the standard vehicle’s 6,600.
The xDrive50i model, which gets its motivation from a twin-turbocharged 4.4L V-8, starts at $75,250, up $1,200 from the equivalent 2018 X5. As does the xDrive40i, the V-8–powered SUV has standard LED lighting, Dynamic Damper Control, a panoramic sunroof, and automatic emergency braking. Notable optional features for either X5 include laser-powered headlamps, heated and cooled cupholders, and extra driver-assist technology.
The 2019 BMW X5 arrives in dealers this November, with 335 hp and 330 lb-ft from the base I-6 or 456 hp and 479 lb-ft from the uplevel V-8.