The BMW X5 has been given a facelift.

    It has a new look, an updated interior, and more technology, with global production to start in April 2023. It’ll hit Australia in the third quarter of 2023.

    Under the skin, the X5 has been treated to a range of updated powertrains. The plug-in hybrid xDrive50e now packs 70kW and 100Nm more than the outgoing 45e, thanks to an updated inline-six petrol engine and a significantly more powerful electric motor.

    Total system outputs are now 360kW and 700Nm, and the 0-100km/h sprint takes a claimed 4.8 seconds. Claimed electric range is up to 110km thanks to a new 25.7kWh lithium-ion battery.

    At the top end of the range, the X5 M50i has been replaced by the M60i. It features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 derived from the latest BMW M models (think XM), making 390kW and 750Nm. Those outputs are unchanged relative to the outgoing car, despite the new engine.

    The broader range has been fettled for 2023 as well. The xDrive30d that currently opens the range in Australia now has a mild-hybrid system boosting its outputs to 210kW and 650Nm, along with changes to the pistons, oil delivery system, and injectors.

    The petrol xDrive40i has had its outputs boosted to 280kW (+35kW) and 520Nm (+70Nm), and is good for a 5.4-second sprint to 100km/h.

    Inside, it’s been updated with the same iDrive 8.0 system rolling out across the wider BMW range. The curved display atop the dash integrates separate screens for infotainment and driver information, and has been introduced in line with a broader button cull.

    Physical climate controls are no more, while the gear selector is now a stubby little switch instead of a larger gear lever.


    • 2024 BMW X5 xDrive30d: $134,900
    • 2024 BMW X5 xDrive40i: $138,900
    • 2024 BMW X5 xDrive50e: $149,900
    • 2024 BMW X5 M60i: $172,900

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Power in the 2024 BMW X5 comes from a choice of four engines.

    The entry-level setup (xDrive30d) is a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel inline-six engine making 210kW of power and 650Nm of torque. The 0-100km/h sprint takes a claimed 6.1 seconds, and the engine is backed by a 48V mild-hybrid system.

    The xDrive40i is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder petrol engine making 280kW and 520Nm, good for a 5.4-second run to 100km/h. It’s backed by a 48V mild-hybrid system.

    The X5 xDrive50e blends a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six petrol engine with an electric motor to deliver a combined 360kW and 700Nm. The 0-100km/h sprint takes a claimed 4.8 seconds.

    The range-topping X5 M60i features a new 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine making the same 390kW and 750Nm as before. The 0-100km/h sprint takes a claimed 4.3 seconds.

    Fuel Economy

    Local fuel economy figures for the new BMW X5 range haven’t been locked in.


    The BMW X5 measures 4922mm long, 1745mm tall and 2004mm wide on a 2975mm wheelbase.

    Boot space is 650L behind the second row for non-hybrid models, expanding to 1870L with it folded.

    The X5 PHEV offers 500L with the second row in place, expanding to 1720L with it folded.


    The X5 wears a five-star ANCAP safety rating with 2018 date stamp, based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP.

    However, this rating only covers 3.0-litre petrol and diesel models, with plug-in hybrid and V8 variants remaining ‘unrated’.

    The X5 scored 89 per cent for adult occupant protection, 87 per cent for child occupant protection, 75 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assists.

    • Driving Assistance Professional
      • Adaptive cruise with stop/go
      • Front, rear cross-traffic alert
      • Steering & Lane Control Assistant
      • Lane keep assist
      • Side Collision Warning
      • Lane Change Assistant
      • Crossroads warning
      • Evasion Aid
    • High beam assist
    • Parking Assistant Plus
      • Active Park Distance Control rear (sensors)
      • Reversing Assistant
      • Surround View (360 cameras)
      • Panorama View
      • 3D View
    • Speed Limiter
    • Speed Limit Info

    Servicing and Warranty

    The BMW X5 is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider range.

    Service pricing for the 2024 model hasn’t been confirmed, but on the outgoing car BMW Australia offered Service Inclusive pre-paid packages that cover the first five years or 80,000 kilometres – whichever comes first.

    The standard Service Inclusive Basic costs $2750 for the core X5 range.

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 BMW X5 xDrive30d and xDrive40i come standard with:

    • Interior
      • Tri-zone climate control
      • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
      • 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
      • Connected Drive package
      • DAB digital radio
      • Electric seat adjustment
      • Heated front seats
      • Head-up display
      • Panoramic sunroof
      • Verino leather seat, dashboard trim
      • Anthracite headliner
      • Wireless phone charging
      • M Leather steering wheel
    • Exterior
      • 20-inch alloy wheels
      • Keyless entry and start
      • LED headlights with adaptive high-beam assist
      • BMW glowing kidney grille
      • Gloss black roof rails
    • Other
      • Adaptive M suspension
      • M Sport brakes
      • Parking Assistant Professional with Reversing Assist
      • Drive recorder
      • Alarm
      • Automatic tailgate

    Moving to the xDrive50e brings:

    • Self-levelling air suspension
    • Charging cable
    • Exterior speaker for electric driving

    The range-topping X5 M60i gains:

    • Exterior
      • 22-inch alloy wheels
      • M Sport exhaust
      • Metallic paint
      • Black exterior trim
    • Interior
      • Soft-close doors
      • M seatbelts
      • Four-zone climate control
      • BMW Individual leather dashboard
      • harman/kardon 16-speaker sound system
    • Other
      • Adaptive M suspension
      • Rear-wheel steering
      • M Sport differential
      • Tyre-pressure monitor

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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