The 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid will allegedly set a modern benchmark for luxury performance crossover SUVs. A reliable source reports that the new X5 Hybrid integrates all the elements associated with a BMW sedan and adds other attributes of a real utility vehicle. It also gets a decent engine configuration that fulfills every buyer’s needs.
Worth noting, a BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury crossover that comes in four trim levels including 35d, 35i, 40e, and 50i. Every trim except the 35i will include an all-wheel-drive (xDrive). The 35i variant is set to come as standard with a rear-wheel-drive option known as the sDrive. This mid-size luxury SUV has enough seating for five adults, plus there’s an optional 3rd-row seat adding the total capacity to seven.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – Comfort in the First Place
As mentioned earlier, the 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid is a luxury crossover SUV that can accommodate up to seven travelers. It is a sturdy package that presents the brand’s verve of yore to its enthusiasts from across the globe. Many reviews have rated it four-and-a-half out of five stars, courtesy of its robust hybrid powertrain and excellent real-world usability.
Its exterior dimensions give it a cavernous cargo space that is appropriate for this segment. The automaker has split the car’s rear hatch into two halves, including a shorter tailgate and a trap. The interior region has a reasonable storage space suitable for all your items.
Buyers who need additional space may opt for an optional third-row. The third row is good for kids, which means this X5 variant is appropriate for carpooling families. The cabin is well-appointed and comfortable on your eyes, and the overall space is well-engineered.
Unlike before, the cargo room for the 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid is a little bigger. However, it isn’t as exceptional as we’d expect because the running boards are not impressive. The company has logically laid out the controls for ease of access. Also, the cabin gets a knob-based multimedia system rather than a touchscreen-based one.
The X5 Hybrid is set to include the company’s refined iDrive system. It comes furnished with the recently revamped features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Both audio and navigation systems are excellent features that work quite well on this model under review.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the X5 full five-star ratings. However, the same NHTSA gave only four stars for rollovers, which is not an unusual thing for tall utility vehicles.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has so far performed two tests on the X5—side impact and moderate front overlap. Our reliable source reports that this regulatory body gave the X5 excellent ratings.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – Engine and Battery Pack
The 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid offers a turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder drivetrain coupled with an electric motor and the 9.2-kilowatt/hour lithium-ion battery pack. This powertrain system will provide 308-hp and 332-lb.ft of torque.
The X5 reaches up to 19 miles of range on battery power alone, but the plug-in can earn up to 58 miles MPGe EPA fuel economy ratings.
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid – MSRP and Release Date
The 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid carries a starting price tag of $63,000, as per our reliable insider. This all-wheel-drive model adds a variety of features—adjustable dampers, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, a rear air suspension, 20-way front seats, and 16-speaker Kardon Harman audio system among others. The 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid is likely to arrive in the summer of next year.