For those who think the X5's otherwise range-topping xDrive50i model and its 445-horsepower turbo V8 are not enough, the 2018 BMW X5 M trumps it with 567 hp and acceleration that challenges the BMW M4 sport coupe. That's astonishing and gloriously over the top.
Then there's the matter of its handling prowess, which is so shockingly good that you'll need to take it to a nearby racetrack to fully understand just how hard the sticky performance tires, adaptive suspension and rear-biased all-wheel-drive system allow you to push what is still a big, heavy vehicle at very high speeds. It really is an SUV like no other.
The trouble is, the xDrive50i and X5 M don't actually feel that different during everyday driving. They'll both feel extremely fast and handle well, but the X5 M's firmer sport-tuned suspension results in a less comfortable ride. Keep this in mind when you ponder its $26,000 price premium. To be fair, you do get more than just extra power. There's distinctive bodywork, 21-inch wheels and an adaptive suspension with active body control, plus interior flourishes and 18-way sport seats. We're just not sure those will be appreciated enough on a daily basis.
At least you won't suffer too badly on the fuel economy front. The X5 M returns an EPA-estimated 16 mpg combined (14 city/19 highway), which is only 1 mpg combined off the xDrive50i. All-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission are standard.
So, too, are most of the X5 M's available features — this is effectively the top-of-the-line X5 after all. All the expected luxury embellishments are standard, plus some that are often optional, including adaptive cruise control, navigation, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system, and extended leather trim throughout the cabin. The options list is short, but getting both the Executive package's collection of accident avoidance tech seems like a "why not?" decision given the X5 M's already high price.
And really, if price isn't a concern, we suppose the X5 M's negligible real-world advantages over the other V8-powered X5 mean very little. It's still the fanciest one you can buy, and it still performs to a degree that will shock and awe your passengers.
Keep researching how you might want to equip an X5 M here on Edmunds and take a peek at our inventory to see what's available at dealers near you.
2018 BMW X5 M Overview
The 2018 BMW X5 M is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). X5 M models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 X5 M comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 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 should I pay for a new 2018 BMW X5 M?
2018 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 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 $111995. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $9284.5 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $9284.5 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $102710.5.
The average savings for the 2018 BMW X5 M 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 8.3% below the MSRP.
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Review I am a long admirer of "M", the most powerful letter in the world. While I was waiting for the M5 Sedan being redesigned, I chose to buy X5M 2018 model. I did the required research, met with my BMW well informed Sales Advisor and made the decision, having regard to the fact that the X5M is built in Spartanburg, BMW's largest and global manufacturing plant for X series and the M design engine on X5 model isn't being redesigned. I wanted a safe SUV with all the bells and whistles. I decided to take delivery of the car from the Performance Center in Spartanburg. That experience, along with the factory visit wherein I saw robots assembling X series in the assembly lines is simply an awesome experience. In the Performance Center, I drove X5M and literally touched and felt its power for ABS, DSC, off-road stability, etc. The SUV is an exhilarating combination of power and elegance. With 567 and 553 HP and torque, you have to be extremely careful to not step on the gas. It handles very well, is beautifully appointed and aesthetically awe inspiring. The breaking is admirable for the power and weight of the SUV. As noted in Edmunds review, in the Sports Plus config, the suspension is more stiff with less comfort on the wheel and when in low speed, acceleration requires more effort. Overall, it is the best value for money as the standard vehicle is fully loaded and you don't need to choose different options. Above all, the most important aspect is the exemplary service I received throughout the sales process from the Tom Bush Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL dealership in working with me on the sale, and the superb service I received from Jorge Guardincerri, my Sales Advisor. Thanks a ton Tom Bush and Jorge. Greatly appreciated.
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2018 bmw x5-m 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required) 16 combined MPG 14 city MPG/19 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 BMW X5 M?
Available BMW X5 M 2018 Submodel Types: SUV
Available BMW X5 M 2018 Trims: Base
Exterior Colors: Carbon Black Metallic, Donington Grey Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Alpine White, Silverstone Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Full Merino premium leather, Silverstone Full Merino premium leather, Aragon Brown Full Merino premium leather, Bamboo Beige Extended Merino premium leather, Black Perforated Full Merino premium leather, Mugello Red Full Merino premium leather, Silverstone premium leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Upgraded Headlights, USB Inputs, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, 360-degree camera, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cooled Seats, Heads up display, Lane Departure Warning, Mobile Internet, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo
Engine/Mechanics: 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required)
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
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