The BMW X5



The BMW X5’s driving dynamics guarantee you thrills on every journey. Be it in the mountains or at high speeds, BMW technology ensures excellent road holding and maximum driving pleasure.

At the same time, the BMW X5 impresses with outstanding efficiency, thanks to sophisticated aerodynamics, economical engines and numerous BMW EfficientDynamics measures, no more so than the BMW X5 xDrive 40e with eDrive technology.

BMW EfficientDynamics Technologies.

Whether the goal is maximum performance or minimum fuel consumption, at BMW the focus is always on delivering driving pleasure. BMW EfficientDynamics is the strategy developed by BMW to minimise fuel consumption and CO2 emissions while increasing driving pleasure. It is a package of comprehensive technologies that includes the drive system and energy management in every BMW.

The combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with an electric motor is responsible for the vehicle's increased performance while consuming the same amount of fuel. Optimised aerodynamics further help, as does BMW EfficientLightweight, which simultaneously lowers weight and increases vehicle rigidity by using the right materials for the right parts. 

The pioneering technologies in the BMW X5 engines meet the strict EU6 emission standards - lower levels of exhaust emissions that came into effect in 2015 and include nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter.


BMW BluePerformance technology, which is standard in all diesel models, makes it possible to further reduce diesel engine emissions. In addition to the diesel particulate filter and oxidation catalytic converter, there is also an NOx catalyst storage to further reduce the level of nitric oxide in the exhaust gas. 

BMW X5 Driving Dynamics


Discover the unbeatable driving dynamics of the BMW X5.

BMW X5 Eight-speed Steptronic transmission


The eight-speed Steptronic transmission sets a new benchmark in dynamic performance and efficiency and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics. The finely-tuned gradation of the gears allows optimum power delivery at both low and high speeds.

This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while allowing the driver to enjoy increased dynamic performance. At high speeds, the additional gears reduce engine speed, so reducing fuel consumption and engine noise.

BMW X5 M50d.

With an upgraded powertrain, suspension and steering system, the BMW X5 M50d is a vehicle that offers an exhilarating combination of dynamism, comfort and everyday usability.

The M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder diesel engine combines common rail direct injection and a unique three-stage turbocharger with variable turbine geometry.

This gives the BMW X5 M50d rapid response, high torque at low revs and a wide rev range, while also providing exceptional efficiency. Average fuel consumption being 6.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 177 g/km.

Adaptive M Suspension gives the BMW X Series cat-like agility and makes for an even sportier drive. Dynamic Damping Control and air suspension on the rear axle give precise handling qualities.

The Adaptive Suspension Dynamic Package gives the BMW X5 M50d maximum agility, while model-specific Dynamic Performance Control and Dynamic Drive guarantee neutral steering and reduce body roll on bends.

100% Sporty

Options such as active steering and the Adaptive Suspension Packages help to boost the sportiness and comfort of your BMW X5. Active steering enables more precise driving and agility, while the  Adaptive Suspension Packages offer more driving comfort or increased dynamics – or the most effective combination of the two.

Options such as active steering and the Adaptive Suspension Packages help to boost the sportiness and comfort of your BMW X5. Active steering enables more precise driving and agility, while the  Adaptive Suspension Packages offer more driving comfort or increased dynamics – or the most effective combination of the two.

Active steering adjusts to make cornering easier at both low and high speeds.  At low speeds, active steering enlarges the steering angle, giving you the ability take tight manoeuvres with a smaller movement of the steering wheel.

At higher speeds, active steering reduces steering movement,  allowing you to steer the wheels more precisely.

In critical situations, such as when the car oversteers or when braking on an inconsistent surface, active steering intervenes to assist.

Active steering does not interrupt the direct connection between driver and wheels, so the BMW X5 can still be fully steered even if the system fails. If a fault is detected it immediately deactivates, so you always stay in full control of the situation.

The BMW X5 drives as well as it looks – particularly with the optional Adaptive Suspension Packages.

Whether you want a sporty or a more comfortable drive, these packages guarantee the best possible road holding in all situations.

With the Adaptive Suspension Comfort package you can actively adjust the suspension and damping response. The rear axle air suspension guarantees a consistently high level of driving comfort regardless of the car's load.

Likewise, if you want a more dynamic suspension set-up, Driving Experience Control gives you the option of Sport and Sport+ mode.

The Adaptive Suspension Dynamic package lets you further optimise the dynamic potential of your car. Guaranteeing a sporty driving dynamics, this package provides a very neutral steering response and minimum body roll when taking bends.

Active Suspension Professional package provides the best of both worlds, combining the features of the Adaptive Suspension Comfort package and the Adaptive Suspension Dynamic package, for both maximum driving comfort and outstanding driving dynamics.

The Adaptive M Suspension gets maximum potential out of your car and offers increased driving dynamics. Features include Dynamic Damper Control and air suspension on the rear axle, with a set-up designed for a particularly sporty driving response. The Adaptive M Suspension is only available as part of the M Sport package.

BMW xDrive. 

BMW xDrive is an intelligent four wheel drive system that adapts to the most challenging road surface conditions for outstanding traction at all times.

Its sensors constantly monitor the vehicle’s behaviour and under certain conditions, such as a slippery or uneven carriageway, tight bends or uphill inclines, BMW xDrive intervenes. In a barely detectable, yet highly effective way, it shifts power distribution instantly to the axle with the highest traction for precise, agile and dynamic driving in all conditions.


The BMW X5’s design is testament to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. The optimised, aerodynamic front apron and undercarriage feature details that reduce air resistance and fuel consumption.

Consisting of the Aero Curtain and Air Breather, the front apron is a prominent design feature.

By channeling air through two vertical air inlets and along the front wheel arches, the integrated Aero Curtain accelerates airflow on the outer side of the wheels, reducing air turbulence.

Likewise, the Air Breather channels the airflow at the front wheels to also reduce turbulence. In both cases, reduced turbulence increases fuel efficiency..

The automatic air vent control uses a sensor to continuously assess the cooling needs of the engine, opening or closing the radiator air vents in response. This optimises aerodynamics and shortens the engine’s warm-up phase for reduced fuel consumption.

The rear spoiler and the Air Blades form a highly efficient ‘trailing edge’ at the rear of the BMW X5.. The precisely defined air flow reduces disruptive air swirl and the braking effect of negative pressure to a minimum.

ECO PRO mode.

Everything in ECO PRO mode is geared towards greater efficiency, reducing fuel consumption by up to 20%. The “cruising” mode, the Route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO route make it possible to save a further 5%. With the "cruising" mode on, the engine is switched off and disconnected from the drivetrain, so that the car rolls along without consuming fuel.

Based on data from the navigation system, the Route-ahead assistant recognises bends, built-up areas, speed limits and motorway exits, and advises the driver when to slow down.

ECO PRO route shows the most efficient route based on the traffic situation, driving style and road conditions. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route suggested elected by ECO PRO route.