2016 BMW X5 Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 BMW X5 Release Date, MSRP Price, Review, MPG – As the release of the new 2016 BMW X5 nears fans are more eager in trying out this new version of the car. As announced the new model is going to be updated with some new tech features and more choices of powertrains than before. It is going the be handsome as ever in terms of design and also a car which will give you some sporty dynamic performances with some present off-road capabilities.

2016 BMW X5
2016 BMW X5

We can view the new 2016 X5 as a benchmark for any luxury SUV out there. The car offers an abundance of on board features and a lot of luxury inside. It is first and foremost aimed at people who want to drive around with their families and thus offers a lot luxury and comfort inside. There are some off-road abilities present, but the luxury part takes its tool and outweighs them. But in fact this is done on purpose so there is no particular need of going off-roading with this kind of car.

2016 BMW X5 front angle, headlights and grille

The car takes much of its design cues from its ancestor and borrows a lot from the X3 car, but it is a beautiful blend of outside handsomeness and inside comfort which everyone enjoys and appreciates. This segment can prove to be quite competitive which is further emphasized by the vehicles that are in, the likes of 2016 Porsche Cayenne, 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Infiniti QX70, but the BMW X6 as well. Find out more about this car by studying this review and take a look at some exclusive pictures that were released about the car.

2016 BMW X5 rear angle, tailpipe, white color

2016 BMW X5 exterior

The new 2016 BMW X5 borrows some design cues from the previous X3 vehicle, but does not do it too much as it concatenates on the future and does not dwell in the past too much. The X3 is mostly present in the sideview while the front part of the car is a combination of some of the present day BMWs that were released in a few last years. The car uses a combined tapered roofline with low beltline design to make its vehicle appear quite handsome and contemporary. This is a prefect combination for the newest X5 as it gives it a perfect appearance of a sport wagon.

2016 BMW X5 front
2016 BMW X5 front

The side of the car features some side sculpturing, which actually is a styling cue that is used in the Mustang and C-class vehicles that which actually makes the car look a bit slimmer. With this addition the car has visually lost a lot of weight and a brand new design has been imposed like that. There are some scoop-outs on the sides that direct the air flow backward and make the car more aerodynamic that way. With the added character line that which is placed to pull out from the front fenders toward the LED taillights gives the car a certain wedge that was not present here before.

2016 BMW X5 back
2016 BMW X5 back

Interior

The inside retains the look that is seen in the present day BMW vehicles. If you have ridden recently in a car that has been released by BMW just couple of years before, you will have no trouble adjusting to the inside of the 2016 BMW X5 exterior. There is only one deference, as the car still uses a horizontal-shelf layout which in this case is wrapped around by another layer which merges with the rest of the dash.

2016 BMW X5 interior
2016 BMW X5 interior

The cockpit style instrument panel is still there and works very well with the new refresh to the car. The interior trims choices which were used before are still here, so besides the standard poplar wood trim and black leatherette upholstery, you can choose the additional one which are the Ivory White Nappa leather that matches with a an oak trim. But the xDrive50i is only available with Dakota leather.

2016 BMW X5 interior, gear shift knob, steering wheel and dashboard

Powertrain

The base engine for the 2016 BMW X5 is going to be a familiar choice which was seen the previous year. The base engine remains the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo, in-line six-cylinder 300-horsepwered version. This setup is good for attaining the 0-60 mph mark in 6.1 seconds. The  xDrive50i’ comes with a choice between a V-8 and a diesel engine, but  if we were to count the acceleration rate only, then the V-8 engine is a better choices The diesel engine can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, leaving the V-8 0-60 mph acceleration rate at 4.7 seconds. But the diesel option more than makes it up with its fuel economy ratings and its towing capability. There is an offered plug-in hybrid powertrain also given this year which beside good fuel economy also comes with an acceleration rate at 6.5 seconds that it needs to reach 60 mph.

2016 BMW X5 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 115.5 in
Length: 192.4 in
Width: 76.3 in
Passenger volume: 103 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 5283 lb
Top Speed: 129 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 24/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jet Black, Mineral Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 5,952 lbs

Price and release date

The news about the release date have stated that the car is going to be offered in February 2016 for sale. This excites most of the fans as they can’t wait to try out this new vehicle offered from BMW. The X5 carries over its base price and is settling at $55,000. The X5 xDrive35i option comes available for $57,000, while the highest pricing that you can go is the $70,700 base MSRP mark.

2016 BMW X5 trunk

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