Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Victor A
The BMW X5 is one of the best mid-size luxury SUVs in the market. BMW offers five different versions in the US, and seven in Europe. All the BMW X5 models are AWD (all-wheel drive) except the sDrive40i that comes with a petrol engine, and is not available in Europe. Howerever, Europe gets the diesel models while the American market don’t.
Petrol and Hybrid AWD (all-wheel drive) models
The X5 xDrive40i is the entry-level version, it gets a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine with 335 hp, and an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.3 seconds, while the BMW X5 xDrive45e is a hybrid SUV that combines a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder with an integrated electric motor that gives the model a combined output of 389 hp and a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 5.3 seconds.
For the performance X5 models, BMW offers the X5 M50i which packs a 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 that develops 523 hp and can take you from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds. Then there is the BMW X5 M, one of the most powerful BMW cars ever made; the X5 M boasts a 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8 that develops 600 hp and can hit 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. The M Competition package increases the output to 625 hp.
European Diesel Models with AWD
For Europe, there’s the entry-level diesel, the BMW X5 xDrive25d that packs a 2.0-liter BMW Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel with 231 PS, and can speed up from 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.5 seconds. The BMW X5 xDrive30d gets the same diesel engine, but with an increased power output of 286 PS, and an improved acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 6.1 seconds.
And lastly the most powerful diesel version, the BMW X5 sDrive40i, which again, packs the same engine but puts down 335 hp, and an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds.
The Rear-Wheel Drive X5
While Europe gets the diesel version, the US gets a rear-wheel drive X5, the X5 sDrive40i powered by a 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine, with identical specs as the all-wheel version, 335 hp and an acceleration of 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.3 seconds.