Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i
2020 BMW X5 Review
- Strong performance from multiple available engines
- Luxurious, comfortable cabin lives up to its price tag
- Spacious cabin and cargo area
- Small mirrors and wide roof pillars create blind spots
- Limited interior storage
- Wide doorsills inhibit entry and exit
- New V8-powered M50i model joins the lineup
- Part of the fourth X5 generation introduced for 2019
It's easy to see why the 2020 BMW X5 is one of the more appealing midsize luxury SUVs on the market. The X5 comes standard with two rows of seating but is available with a third row if you want to increase its flexibility for occasionally taking along a couple of extra kids. Regardless of which X5 model you choose, you'll have a long list of upscale options to pick from, including features such as massaging front seats and an adjustable suspension that you can lower to help make getting in easier.
The X5 can also be pretty sporty if you want it to be. Three different engine choices are offered: a base turbocharged six-cylinder and two versions of a turbocharged V8. The base six-cylinder is impressive, but the 4.4-liter V8 is the real powerhouse in the X5 lineup, putting out 456 horsepower in the standard xDrive50i and a whopping 523 hp in the new-for-2020 M50i trim. Just because you need a family hauler doesn't mean you can't have a little fun while you're at it.
There are some more mundane drawbacks to the X5, however. The previously mentioned third row is optional, and it's not very large — buyers who are constantly using the third row will likely want something larger. Other issues include an infotainment system that has a steep learning curve and a lack of interior storage for small items such as smartphones and water bottles.
These are small complaints, however, and not ones that would keep us from test-driving a new 2020 BMW X5. If you're in the market for a luxurious family SUV, the X5 is certainly worth a close look.
What It's Like to Live With The X5
Want to know even more about the BMW X5? Our team of experts have tested a 2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i as part of our long-term program, which is where we drive vehicles for a year and report to you what they are like to own.
Read our long-term coverage to see what we've learned about various aspects of the BMW X5, such as its undeniable seat comfort, class-leading In-cabin technology, performance and reliability.
Handling and steering are less impressive, however. The steering doesn't give you much feel for the road, and the X5 can feel overly soft and floaty when driving around turns unless you engage Sport mode. In more casual driving, the X5 is easy to drive, and its eight-speed transmission makes smooth and quick gearshifts.
The front seats are firm and supportive and have a broad range of adjustability to contour to different body types. Lumbar and upper bolsters are adjustable for cruising or sporty driving. The rear seats are softer and designed for long stints, but they're flat and don't have enough bolstering.
Visibility is a problem. The X5's surround-view camera system is excellent when parking, and views out the front and sides are commanding. Direct views to the back are adequate if your seat is adjusted properly. The side mirrors and the door frame can hide pedestrians and other road users from view. Get the optional surround-view camera system to help out with parking maneuvers.
Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are excellent, but the operation of the active lane centering and auto high beams is only average. Auto parking and 3D surround-view mode are clunky to operate.
In standard configuration, the xDrive40i can tow up to 6,603 pounds. It can tow up to 7,200 pounds when equipped with an optional factory-installed hitch.
BMW gives new owners a four-year/50,000-mile basic and powertrain warranty, which is on par with the rest of the segment. There's also four years of roadside assistance, with no mileage limitation.
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2020 BMW X5 models
The 2020 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV available in four trim levels: sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive50i and M50i. The sDrive40i uses rear-wheel drive, and the remaining three models have standard all-wheel drive. All four use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Seating for five is standard, but you can order an optional third-row seat to boost passenger capacity to seven.
The sDrive40i and the xDrive40i are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine (335 horsepower, 330 lb-ft). Standard feature highlights include adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch central display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 10-speaker sound system.
Safety-oriented driver aids include lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control.
The xDrive50i uses a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (456 hp, 479 lb-ft), and it is equipped with upgraded front seats, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and four-zone climate control. The M50i is motivated by a more powerful version of the 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It also adds bigger brakes and sportier suspension and differential tuning.
Most equipment that's standard on upper trim levels can be added via options to lower trim levels. But two packages worth noting include the Driving Assistance Professional (a variety of enhanced driver assist features such as stop-and-go cruise control and automatic lane changing) and the Executive package (remote engine start, heated and cooled cupholders, and adaptive LED headlights with laser light).
Other optional features include ventilated and massaging seats, semi-automated low-speed driving assistance, parking assistance, a night-vision system, a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, and a rear-seat entertainment system.
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Features & Specs
Our experts like the X5 models:
- Active Blind-Spot Detection
- Warns drivers when there are vehicles or objects in the vehicle's blind spots.
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen an imminent frontal collision.
- Two-Axle Air Suspension
- Keeps the X5 level when heavily loaded or towing, ensuring consistent handling and braking performance.
NHTSA Overall Rating
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver4 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRolloverNot RatedDynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of RolloverNot Rated
- Side Impact TestGood
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
2020 BMW X5 First Impressions
2020 BMW X5 M50i First Look
BMW's 523-HP Family Hauler Is Gonna Haul More Than Family
Coming off a full redesign last year, the current BMW X5 is a versatile and high-class luxury SUV. It has lots of standard and available high-tech safety features, its interior is bigger and better equipped than ever before, and performance from both base models is strong.
However, for some shoppers, that's not enough. They want a high-performance version — and that's just what BMW has given them with the 2020 X5 M50i.
What Is It?
The 2020 BMW X5 M50i is a pumped-up version of BMW's midsize luxury SUV. Thanks to a more powerful engine, significant suspension updates and some differences in styling, the X5 M50i clearly stands apart from the mainstream X5 models.
How Powerful Is It?
The standard X5 comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Go with the optional 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 in the X5 xDrive50i and you get those numbers up to 456 hp and 479 lb-ft.
The M50i turns up its nose at such mundanity, upping the ante to 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. This extra boost in power drops the estimated 0-60 mph time to just 4.1 seconds — impressive for a vehicle of any size. Like other X5s, the M50i comes with an excellent eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Where'd They Get That Power From?
The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 gets some notable updates to withstand the higher stress. The engine block is made with a different aluminum alloy, and BMW has also added unique pistons and reinforced piston rings. To smooth out engine vibrations (not that this exceptionally refined V8 had a problem in the first place), a damper has been placed on the V8's crankshaft.
Any Extra Equipment?
The M50i comes with an electronically controlled M Sport differential that transfers power between wheels to maximize traction. Suspension bushings and spring and damper settings have been tuned to this car's specific power output. Extra stopping power comes courtesy of larger M Sport brakes nestled within lightweight 20-inch wheels. On the outside, the X5 has larger front bumper openings to funnel more air to the engine. Additionally, there are several M logos on the vehicle that
add at least 25 horsepower help it stand out in a parking lot full of luxury SUVs.
What Else Does It Come With?
Standard equipment for the X5 M50i includes adaptive LED headlights and LED foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay compatibility, heated multicontour front seats, a 12.3-inch central display (with BMW's Live Cockpit Professional iDrive 7 system), two USB ports and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
If that's not enough, you can optionally add an adaptive air suspension that lowers the car nearly an inch when you place it in Sport mode or exceed 85 mph. (You can also raise the ride height by up to 1.6 inches if needed.) Also offered are a Dynamic Handling package (active steering and adaptive M suspension), a safety package called Driving Assistance Professional (active lane-keeping assist, active cruise control, front cross-traffic alert), and a Parking Assistance package.
How Much Does It Cost?
For all this horsepower and head-turning festoonery, the X5 M50i will run you at least $83,145 (including $995 destination). Add some options packages and you'll have no problem getting this thing up to the $100K mark. By the standards of high-performance luxury SUVs with V8 engines, that's not an unreasonable price range.
2020 X5 M50i Pricing and Release Date
A specific on-sale date is not available yet, but the 2020 X5 M50i goes into production in August of 2019. Accordingly, we expect to see it in the fall of 2019.
Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i Overview
The Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i is offered in the following styles: M50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). The Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i 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's a good price on a Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i?
Price comparisons for Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i trim styles:
- The Used 2020 BMW X5 M50i M50i is priced between $69,999 and$78,888 with odometer readings between 18297 and34770 miles.
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Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW X5?
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.