With a lineup that currently spans four core models — along with three "coupe" variants, several plug-in hybrids and a few high-performance M versions — it's hard to believe that BMW's extensive SUV roster started with just one vehicle: the BMW X5. Now in its third decade of production, the X5 is one of the strongest choices in the midsize SUV segment. Every model offers impressive acceleration, a wealth of technology features, and a spacious, comfortable cabin.
We don't expect any of these qualities to change this year. This X5 generation is about to enter its fourth year of production, and the 2022 X5 will carry over with minimal changes beyond the arrival of an opulent Black Vermilion version of the xDrive40i with plush packages and flashy styling inside and out. Leaked spy photos show that a face-lift is in the works, but that refreshed model will have to wait for 2023. We also wouldn't mind a less expensive four-cylinder version of that future model, to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz GLE 350. Stay tuned to this space for more info as it becomes available.