Currently available at an SLO car dealership, the 2020 BMW X5 is among the highest-rated midsize crossovers on the market. It’s powerful, luxurious, and loaded with great technology. Upscale styling also helps this SUV to stand out from the crowd. BMW offers the new X5 in four main trims: sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive50i and M50i.
When checking out the X5 at a car dealer in SLO, you’ll have an opportunity to experience its exciting performance. The sDrive40i and xDrive40i models come equipped with a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that cranks out 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque.
If you want more power under the hood, step up to the XDrive50 model, which is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine that develops 456 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Although the high-performance M50i model uses the same engine, unique tuning boosts production to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. All versions of the new X5 feature an eight-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of fuel economy, the RWD sDrive40i model returns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway.* Meanwhile, you can expect the AWD xDrive40i to deliver 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway. The xDrive50i and M50i models, which come equipped with an AWD system, are both rated to return 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway.
A spacious interior enables the X5 to offer exceptional comfort. An optional third-row seat allows up to seven people to climb inside. Even the base X5 feels extremely plush on the inside. While BMW’s standard Sensatec upholstery is luxurious, leather is available as an option. Several other premium upgrades are available, including a front-seat massaging feature and quad-zone automatic climate control.
Every new X5 comes equipped with BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. Its standard 12.3-inch display is among the largest in the class. Navigation with real-time traffic information is built into the interface. You’ll also enjoy the X5’s fully digital gauge cluster.
The 2020 BMW X5’s athletic handling and quick acceleration make it enjoyable to drive on the street. However, adventure seekers should opt for the SUV’s Off-Road package. It brings an air suspension with adjustable ride heights, skid plates, and off-road driving modes. A 7,200-pound maximum towing capacity further highlights the X5’s versatility.
The 2020 BMW X5 has a sharp-looking exterior. A bold twin-kidney grille and muscular body help give the SUV a commanding presence. Drivers seeking a racier look should opt for BMW’s M Sport package. You can further enhance the X5’s sportiness by choosing the available 21-inch M wheels.
Several valuable safety technologies are standard on the 2020 BMW X5. Some of the highlights include automatic emergency braking, adaptive LED headlamps and blind-spot monitoring. Meanwhile, your family will especially appreciate the available Wi-Fi hotspot. BMW offers a 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system for serious music lovers.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.