2021 BMW X5 M

MSRP range: $105,100
Edmunds suggests you pay$103,020

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2021 BMW X5 M Review

  • Massive power from the twin-turbo V8
  • Impressive handling and braking for such a big vehicle
  • Includes tech and other features from the standard X5
  • Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
  • Small mirrors and thick roof pillars create large blind spots
  • Not a lot of interior storage
  • Now available with Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Minor changes to feature availability and option packages
  • Part of the fourth X5 generation introduced for 2019

Is it even shocking anymore when an SUV can accelerate to 60 mph in fewer than 4 seconds? Maybe a little. There are only a few SUVs capable of sports car numbers, and the 2021 BMW X5 M happens to be one of them. A high-performance variant of the midsize X5 SUV, the X5 M comes with a 600-horsepower V8 and rips from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. The X5 M also gets suspension, brake and other drivetrain enhancements over the regular X5 to elevate the driving experience to new heights.

Other mega-performance luxury SUVs include the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Read our Expert Rating below to get our in-depth analysis of the X5 M's performance, comfort, utility and more.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    The X5 M is a fast, capable and well-appointed performance SUV that might be a little too high-strung for its own good. While the firm ride and sharp steering are great on a winding road, those qualities make the X5 M feel rough and heavy when you're driving around town. That said, it's a riot when pushed hard. The interior is handsome and comfortable, with a decent cargo area and a good amount of in-car tech. It's not as smooth or comfortable as the standard X5, so this M model is best suited for those willing to compromise comfort for performance.

Which X5 M does Edmunds recommend?

While it's tempting to jump ahead to the most extreme version, the standard X5 M is frighteningly capable in its own right. Unless you plan to regularly lap your SUV on a racetrack, the difference in performance between it and the BMW X5 M Competition is minimal. Considering adding the Driving Assistance Professional package for its enhanced adaptive cruise control or the Executive package with ventilated and massaging seats if you're feeling fancy.

BMW X5 M models

The BMW X5 M is a high-performance luxury SUV available in two trims: X5 M and X5 M Competition. Both are powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard. Standout features include:

X5 M
Comes well equipped with:

  • Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (600 horsepower, 553 lb-ft of torque)
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats, armrests and steering wheel

Standard tech features include:

  • Head-up display
  • Digital instrument display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Surround-view camera (gives you a top-down view of the X5 M and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with little or no driver intervention)

The X5 M also has:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

X5 M Competition
The most raucous version of the X5 M, the BMW X5 M Competition adds the following:

  • Upgraded turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (617 hp, 553 lb-ft)
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Gloss-black exterior trim enhancements

BMW offers a few options for the X5 M. Highlights include:

Executive package

  • Upgraded headlights
  • Soft-close doors (catch as they're being closed and gently pull shut)
  • Rear window sunshades
  • Front seats with ventilation and massage

Driving Assistance Professional package

  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 BMW X5 M.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
13 City / 18 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.9 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 600 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 195.0 in. / Height: 68.9 in. / Width: 79.3 in.
Curb Weight: 5425 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 33.9 cu.ft.

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Our experts’ favorite X5 M safety features:

Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warns drivers when there are vehicles or objects in their vehicle's blind spots.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen an imminent front collision.
Lane Departure Warning
Alerts the driver if the vehicle begins to wander out of its lane.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Roof Strength Test
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

BMW X5 M vs. the competition

2021 BMW X5 M

2021 BMW X5 M

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X5 M vs. Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace is refreshed this year with new exterior and interior styling, plus an updated infotainment system. This bolsters the case for the F-Pace SVR, its most high-performance trim. Though less refined than the X5 M, the F-Pace SVR is a blast to drive and costs about $20,000 less to start.

Compare BMW X5 M & Jaguar F-Pace features 

BMW X5 M vs. Porsche Cayenne

The maestro of performance SUVs, the Cayenne is a natural athlete. Its closest competitor to the X5 M in price is the new Cayenne GTS, which includes several sporty upgrades to enhance driving dynamics. There are also Cayenne Turbo models with eye-popping capability, though the cost is likely prohibitive to many — even to shoppers in this economic strata.

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BMW X5 M vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

On the more modernized end of the sports SUV spectrum, the Mercedes-Benz GLE wows with its stellar tech features and interior appointments. New this year is the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, which matches the X5 M in terms of price and power. Still, the BMW is more nimble on curvy roads. The GLE shines if opulence is your main attraction.

Compare BMW X5 M & Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class features 


Is the BMW X5 M a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 X5 M both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about BMW X5 M fuel economy, so it's important to know that the X5 M gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the X5 M has 33.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW X5 M. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 BMW X5 M?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 BMW X5 M:

  • Now available with Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Minor changes to feature availability and option packages
  • Part of the fourth X5 generation introduced for 2019
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Is the BMW X5 M reliable?

To determine whether the BMW X5 M is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the X5 M. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the X5 M's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 BMW X5 M a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 BMW X5 M is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 X5 M and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 X5 M is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 BMW X5 M?

The least-expensive 2021 BMW X5 M is the 2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $105,100.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $105,100
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What are the different models of BMW X5 M?

If you're interested in the BMW X5 M, the next question is, which X5 M model is right for you? X5 M variants include 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of X5 M models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 BMW X5 M

2021 BMW X5 M Overview

The 2021 BMW X5 M is offered in the following submodels: X5 M SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). The 2021 BMW X5 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 BMW X5 M comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 BMW X5 M?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 BMW X5 M and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 X5 M.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 BMW X5 M and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 X5 M featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 BMW X5 M?

2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $107,095. The average price paid for a new 2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,075 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,075 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $103,020.

The average savings for the 2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 3.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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Which 2021 BMW X5 MS are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 BMW X5 M?

2021 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
13 city MPG/18 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG15
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement4.4 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase117.0 in.
Length195.0 in.
Width79.3 in.
Height68.9 in.
Curb Weight5425 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 BMW X5 M?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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