2020 BMW X5 Owners Manual – It’s easy to see why the 2020 BMW X5 is one of the more appealing midsize luxury SUVs on the market. The X5 comes standard with two rows of seating. Still, it is available with a third row if you want to increase its flexibility for occasionally taking along a couple of extra kids. Regardless of which X5 model you choose, you’ll have a long list of upscale options to pick from, including features such as massaging front seats and an adjustable suspension that you can lower to help make getting in easier.
What It’s Like to Live With The X5
Want to know even more about the BMW X5? Our team of experts has tested a 2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i as part of our long-term program, which is where we drive vehicles for a year and report to you what they are like to own.
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Who wouldn’t want an M50i model with its super-buff 523 horsepower? But in the world of college tuition funds and mortgage payments, most buyers will still find the more affordable xDrive40i plenty satisfying. Just above the base sDrive40i, the xDrive40i comes with all-wheel drive as standard, and you can equip it with all sorts of plush optional amenities. The xDrive40i is also available with the M Sport package for some extra sporty appeal.
BMW X5 models
The 2020 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV available in four trim levels: sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive50i, and M50i. The sDrive40i uses rear-wheel drive, and the remaining three models have standard all-wheel drive. All four use an eight-speed automatic transmission. Seating for five is standard, but you can order an optional third-row seat to boost passenger capacity to seven.
The sDrive40i and the xDrive40i are powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine (335 horsepower, 330 lb-ft). Standard feature highlights include adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive suspension dampers, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-inch central display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 10-speaker sound system.
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Safety-oriented driver aids include lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.
The xDrive50i uses a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (456 hp, 479 lb-ft), and it is equipped with upgraded front seats, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and four-zone climate control. The M50i is motivated by a more powerful version of the 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It also adds bigger brakes and sportier suspension and differential tuning.
Most equipment that’s standard on upper trim levels can be added via options to lower trim levels. But two packages worth noting include the Driving Assistance Professional (a variety of enhanced driver-assist features such as stop-and-go cruise control and automatic lane changing) and the Executive package (remote engine start, heated and cooled cupholders, and adaptive LED headlights with laser light).