2018 BMW X5 M SUV

2018 BMW X5 M
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MSRP
$101,700
2018 BMW X5 M
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Pros

  • Outlandish acceleration and handling for an SUV
  • Interior materials are impeccable
  • Front seats are comfortable and supportive

Cons

  • No option for a third-row seat
  • Sporty suspension may feel too firm for some drivers, passengers
  • Gas pedal sometimes responds slowly in low-speed driving


Which X5 M does Edmunds recommend?

The BMW X5 M is available in only one feature-loaded trim, so there's not much to recommend. This is a BMW, however, so there are several other option boxes you can check, and the most appealing might be the Executive package. Highlights include ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, wireless smartphone charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a host of driver safety aids. It's a pricey package, but it's packed with details that will make the X5 M that much more enjoyable. Heck, while you're at it, add the Bang & Olufsen upgraded sound system, which can only be ordered with the Executive package.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2018 BMW X5 M handles everyday SUV duty with comfort, style and refinement. It's also ridiculously fast and cuts winding roads like a knife. How fast? It dashes from zero to 60 mph in 4 seconds flat, a shade faster than BMW's iconic M4 sport coupe. Now wondering whether you need an SUV that makes more than 500 horsepower or reaches a top speed of 160 mph misses the point. It's best to just marvel at a machine that can take you for both a sedate run to Costco, or to county jail for excessive speed, with such ease.

But the X5 M isn't just about making an SUV out of a high-performance sport sedan. Its roomy cabin is richly appointed with quality leather and user-friendly technology; the tall ride height gives a commanding view of the road; and the cargo area, while not cavernous, ranks with those of other SUVs in its class. Let this assuage any feelings of frivolous indulgence if you're considering the X5 M as a family car.

That's not to say it's the best choice, however. Given its performance bias, the X5 M's suspension is tuned firm for superb handling. It's not rock hard, but some passengers will notice. The interior leaks more wind and road noise than SUVs at this price should. There's no third-row seat, and the X5 M costs significantly more than the top "regular" X5 model, the X5 xDrive50i. But if you like cars that breathe fire and come nearly loaded (this being a BMW, there are still plenty of costly options available), the X5 M is one of the best picks in its class.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 BMW X5 M is a high-performance midsize luxury SUV with seating for five. It's offered in a single trim level. As with any BMW, a bundle of options offer further personalization. Several are grouped into the useful Executive package, while most are stand-alone items.

The X5 M is powered by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (567 hp, 553 pound-feet of torque) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Standard features include 21-inch wheels, high-performance tires, adaptive suspension dampers, a rear air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, adaptive headlights, keyless entry and adaptive cruise control.

Interior highlights include heated front seats, 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, four-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped dash, ambient cabin lighting, aluminum trim accents and a rearview camera.

Finally, standard tech features include a navigation system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen display with a touchpad-equipped controller, Bluetooth phone and audio, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, satellite and HD radio, and BMW's umbrella of smartphone-integrated connected services called Connected Drive.

Considering all that standard equipment, the X5 M has a short options list. The Executive package includes adaptive LED headlights, power-closing doors, a heated steering wheel, rear side window shades, a head-up information display, wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot. A suite of driver safety features also comes with the package and includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic high beams, surround-view cameras and a self-parking system.

Stand-alone options include 20-inch wheels, aluminum-look exterior trim, a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, night vision with pedestrian detection, and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens.

Driving

The X5 M thinks it's a sports car. In fact, its handling prowess is such that you'll need to take it to a racetrack to fully understand just how hard the sticky performance tires, huge brakes, adaptive suspension and rear-biased AWD system will allow you to push this SUV.

Acceleration

Acceleration is impressive. The V8 produces immense torque from about 2,500 rpm and just takes off. The run from 0 to 60 mph takes just 4 seconds. The X5 M just goes and keeps going until you run out of road.

Braking

The brake pedal has a pleasant and relatively normal feel to it. Jump on it, though, and the X5 M will slow from 60 mph in just 104 feet. That's impressively short for an SUV.

Handling

The X5 M has incredibly quick turn-in, and there's a ton of grip from the tires. It's sports car performance in an SUV body.

Comfort

The cabin appointments are first-rate, and the X5 M comports itself well on the road. The ride quality is quite stiff, but otherwise there are few faults to be found.

Interior

Richly appointed and easy on the eyes, the cabin is a well-engineered space.

Ease of use

The controls are logically laid out and easy to access. The X5 M's knob-based multimedia system (iDrive) is preferable to many touchscreen-based systems.

Getting in/getting out

Ingress is, ironically, severely hampered by the running board extensions, which are too narrow to be useful. It's also a rather large step up into the cabin.

Driving position

Finding a suitable driving position will be easy for most drivers. The memory settings allow multiple drivers to save their preferences. The X5 M offers a tall, commanding view of the road.

Roominess

Lots of headroom and plenty of space to sprawl out, both up front and in back.

Visibility

The driver enjoys a great view ahead and to the sides, but the substantial rear pillars block the view over the shoulder. Good thing there's a backup camera.

Quality

The panels fit with consistent gaps; no squeaks or rattles were to be found; and the interior oozes quality. This is a well-made SUV.

Utility

The X5 M's prodigious power is often the focus of discussion, but it's still a proper SUV from all the right angles. It offers up to 76 cubic feet of cargo space and can tow up 5,952 pounds.

Technology

BMW's iDrive dial controller remains a benchmark for intuitive operation of in-car tech. It makes breezy work of navigating through menus and preferences. Standard and optional audio systems are excellent. Note: The most common driver safety aids are bundled in the pricey Executive package.

Audio & navigation

Navigation comes standard and is made more useful with the iDrive controller and a 10.2-inch touchscreen display. You can't go wrong with either the stock Harman Kardon 16-speaker sound system or the optional Bang & Olufsen upgrade.

Smartphone integration

BMW ConnectedDrive is a comprehensive package of services and features, ranging from remote locking and unlocking to emergency collision notification. Many features can be controlled from a smartphone app. Apple CarPlay is available as an option.

Driver aids

Most expected safety and convenience aids are here — blind-spot and lane departure warnings, forward collision alert, parking sensors, for example — but most are bundled in the pricey Executive package. Many competitors and even lower-priced SUVs and crossovers offer the same features standard.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 BMW X5 M.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

My Melbourne Red 2018 X5 M
Ravi,03/27/2018
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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Features & Specs

MSRP
$101,700
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
567 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite X5 M safety features:

Active Blind Spot Detection
Alerts you to the presence of vehicles in your blind spots and can help steer to avoid a collision.
City Collision Mitigation
Automatically brakes the car at speeds under 38 mph when it detects an imminent collision and the driver has taken no action.
Pedestrian Warning
Recognizes pedestrians moving in front of the car, warns the driver of an impending collision, and primes the car's brakes.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 BMW X5 M SUV for Sale

BMW X5 M 2018 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW X5 M
Base
MSRP$111,995
Est.Loan: $2,021/mo
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Dealer Notes
2018 BMW X5 M 4D Sport Utility 4.4L V8 DOHC 32V TwinPower Turbo AWD Automatic Gray Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Adaptive Full LED Lights, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Automatic High Beams, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth, Executive Package, Front Ventilated Seats, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, harman/kardon� Speakers, Head-Up Display, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Parking Assistant, Rear Manual Side Window Shades, Side & Top View Cameras, Soft-Close Automatic Doors, Speed Limit Info, WiFi Hotspot, Wireless Charging. Please don�t hesitate to call 571-620-5546 and ask for Ed Han or email 24/7 @ ed.Han@sterlingroyce.edealerhub.com he will be able to answer any and all questions! Factory MSRP: $111,995 *Please Note: Our best available offer and APR for this vehicle are displayed. All conditions subject to credit approval, please contact BMW of Sterling for qualification requirements. All pricing is plus tax, tags, dealer processing fee ($599). Pricing includes all rebates and incentives if applicable. Some rebates/incentives are only available through BMW Financial (or other financial institution) and may not be utilized if customer pays cash and/or chooses to finance with any other lender or bank. See center for complete details. While we make every effort to ensure he date listed here is correct, there may be instances where rebates, incentives, options or vehicle features may be listed incorrectly as we get data from multiple data sources. Final price must be verified by management. Please contact dealer to verify payment, price, options-etc prior to purchase. Dealer cannot be held liable for omissions, errors or prior sale. Picture may not represent actual vehicle (Options, colors, trim and body style may vary). Specifications, features, safety and warranty data are based on what is available as standard specs/features per trim level, for designed model-year and may not apply to vehicles with added packages or options. All vehicles are subject to prior sale. Dealer installed options additional. Vehicles may be in-transit to dealer. Please call to confirm status.
BMW X5 M 2018 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
New 2018
BMW X5 M
Base
Richmond BMW
96.8 mi away
MSRP$115,695
Est.Loan: $2,083/mo
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Black Sapphire Metallic 2018 BMW X5 M AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 4.4L V8 DOHC 32V TwinPower Turbo

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More about the 2018 BMW X5 M

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 SUV Overview

The 2018 BMW X5 M SUV is offered in the following styles: , and 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A).

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2018 BMW X5 M SUV 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2018 BMW X5 M SUV 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $121,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 BMW X5 M SUV 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $1,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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