2025 BMW X5: Next-Gen BMW X5 Preview, Price and Release Date

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2025 BMW X5 Last year’s BMW Concept 4 previewed the German brand’s newly designed front kidney grille that will debut first with the new M3 and M4, as well as the regular 4-Series Coupe, before being revamped and applied to the all-electric BMW i4.

While the BMW 5-Series and 6-Series Gran Turismo have recently escaped this buck-tooth-style grille, we expect other BMW models to adopt the enlarged grille in the years to come, and this could include the next-generation X5.

YouTuber TheSketchMonkey recently worked to see what the new X5 with a grille would look like on the Concept 4.

2025 BMW X5 Preview

By installing this new grille, the designer has also completely overhauled the entire front of the SUV. That means the lower grille and air intakes have been remodeled and look very different from the current model.

While the design work done is impressive, we think BMW will make a mistake if it goes down the same design route as the next X5, whenever it hits the market (perhaps around the middle of the decade).

However, not all hope is lost with BMW’s current design language. One thing we like is the thinner and more angular headlights that have been featured on a number of the automaker’s latest concepts, as well as the new 5-Series.

While they may not have the character of the headlights currently used by the X5, they do give the SUV an extra sporty look that we think looks really good.

    Wide range of available engines, high-quality cab materials, intuitive infotainment interface.
    Slightly fuzzy steering feel, cramped third-row passenger compartment, V-8 performance costs extra.
    Although not as athletic as the Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5 still provides an excellent blend of luxury, practicality and driving satisfaction.

2025 BMW X5 Interior

Interior space is ample for adults in the first and second rows, but the X5’s optional third row is for children only. Once settled inside, passengers are treated to a cabin lined with high-quality materials, multiple charging points for devices, and—depending on the option selected—a plethora of luxury features.

Power-adjustable front seats with memory for the driver are standard. All models are equipped with a power-adjustable steering column, heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, two-zone automatic climate control, a power rear liftgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers and adjustable ambient lighting.

Massage seats, remote start, soft-close doors, acoustic glass, leather dashboard, and heated front armrests and steering wheel can make the X5 feel like a high-end luxury SUV but add a lot of dough to its core. Speaking of expensive options, buyers can add a Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound audio system featuring a diamond-domed tweeter.

The X5 offers plenty of cargo space. With the rear seats in use, we managed to fit 11 of our carry-on luggage behind the second row seats. With the rear seats folded—operations that can be performed from the side or rear of the SUV—we find room for 26 boxes.

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The Mercedes GLE matches the X5’s results in these tests, case by case, but the rear seats are not easy to store. With the rear seats folded—operations that can be performed from the side or rear of the SUV—we find room for 26 boxes.

The Mercedes GLE matches the X5’s results in these tests, case by case, but the rear seats are not easy to store. With the rear seats folded—operations that can be performed from the side or rear of the SUV—we find room for 26 boxes.

The Mercedes GLE matches the X5’s results in these tests, case by case, but the rear seats are not easy to store.

The twin 12.3-inch screens add a contemporary look to the constrained cockpit. One serves as a digital gauge display — a feature increasingly common among luxury carmakers — and the other provides access to the infotainment system, which runs the latest version of BMW’s iDrive software.

Users can control the system using a variety of methods, including gesture control, which is less intuitive than simply touching the screen or using the rotary knob mounted on the center console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard.

2025 BMW X5 Hydrogen

Automotive manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke or BMW is reportedly ready to launch a hydrogen-powered X5 model. The product, which targets the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment, is said to be sold in a limited way in 2022 to view the market’s enthusiasm.

The technology, dubbed the i Hydrogen Next, was previewed last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show and now BMW is willing to share more details about the alternative-fuel-powered X5.

“In our view, hydrogen must first be produced in sufficient quantities at competitive prices. Then it is used in sectors that can indirectly be electrified, such as long-distance heavy-duty transportation,” said Klaus Fröhlich, member of BMW AG’s Board of Management, Research and Development in the company’s official statement.

Speaking of power, the total output of the newly developed electric powertrain along with the iX3 is claimed to be capable of 369 horsepower which equates to 275 kW.

The fuel cell system generates 168 horsepower (125 kW) of electrical energy as a result of a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen from the ambient air, with the vehicle emitting water vapor.

There are two 700 bar pressure tanks with each holding 6 kg of hydrogen which can be refilled in 3-4 minutes. Or almost the same as the time to fill up a gasoline or diesel car.

BMW says that its fuel cell technology is available on a wider scale by introducing a production model in 2025. But with a note, there is market demand.

2025 BMW X5 Electric

BMW is dramatically increasing its electric car offering, with the new i5 and i7 sedans set to headline an expanded nine-model line-up that will underpin its ambitious 10-year growth plan.

2025 BMW X5

The German manufacturer will launch a new car as part of its new ‘Power of Choice’ sustainability plan, under which it has committed to selling more than seven million plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles by the end of 2030.

The new plan, which will also include two electric cars from the Mini brand, is the first major initiative overseen by Oliver Zipse since he was promoted to the top of the Munich company last summer.

It is designed to make BMW a leader in electric vehicle sales against rival premium brands such as Audi, Jaguar, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Tesla and to help meet the increasingly difficult target of cutting CO2 output from new models.

To date, the BMW Group has sold more than 500,000 electric models across the BMW and Mini brands, but it is expected that number will double by the end of 2021 when new electric and plug-in hybrid models are launched.

It is also increasing the output of electric vehicles produced by its joint ventures, such as Spotlight Automotive, an operation that was recently founded by Mini and Great Wall Motors in China.

BMW expects to sell 4.6 million fully electric vehicles in the next 10 years – an average of 460,000 per year and a huge increase from the 42,249 sold last year (all i3). It also expects to sell 2.4 million plug-in hybrids.

To this end, it recently launched the six-cylinder petrol-electric 545e xDrive, which is aimed at the fleet market and is the fifth electrified Series 5 model.

Having committed to offering a plug-in hybrid variant of every model in its lineup, BMW’s new plans call for a sizeable increase in the pure electric model range, which was originally set to include at least nine new models.

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This includes the recently launched iX3 and will be followed by the i4 five-door coupé next year and the production version of the iNext SUV (likely to be called the iX5).

BMW has also confirmed an electric version of the X1 small SUV, bearing the iX1 logo, which will indirectly replace the i3, plus the new i5 and i7, based on the next-generation 5 Series and 7 Series sedans.

The manufacturer will also launch an electric version of the latest 3 Series sedan, using the running gears of the upcoming i4, according to sources familiar with production plans. With the current i3 hatchback out, it’s very likely the 3 Series-based sedan will adopt the vacated i3 name, according to the source.

While plans for the Mini are less clear, Autocar can confirm that the British brand plans to build its recently introduced Electric three-door hatchback with at least two new electric cars, including a uniquely stylish SUV based on the iX1 and iX3.

The foundation for BMW’s ambitious strategy was laid with the formation of the electric vehicle division i in 2011. But while BMW’s original electric vehicle plans were centered on a dedicated platform, a second wave of electric models has been structured around the company’s current FAAR and CLAR architecture. .

The ‘Power of Choice’ model plan calls for up to four different powertrain variants – petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid and pure electric – in each of its main model lines to be built on the same production line, starting with the X3.

BMW said it will continue to offer petrol and diesel engines in each of its major model lines going forward, in a move aimed at providing buyers with what the company describes as “the most suitable drivetrain for a given usage scenario”.

2025 BMW X5 Price

We love saving money almost as much as we love great performance, and that’s why we consider the xDrive40i the X5 to buy. With a 0 to 60 mph time in 4.8 seconds, this car has sports sedan acceleration, is equipped with all-wheel drive, and is relatively inexpensive in this price class.

We recommend adding the Premium plan for a heads-up display, four-zone automatic climate control, remote engine start capability, Harman/Kardon stereo system, wireless phone charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • Estimated at $60,599

2025 BMW X5 Release Date

So far there has been no official information from BMW, we are still waiting for further information.

In a previously announced strategy driven by recent developments in China, BMW has also confirmed that it will begin offering hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains on an extended leasing program in select models and markets, starting with next year’s X5.