2016 BMW X5

The original X5 made its debut in 1999. So far, we have seen three generations of this mid-size luxury crossover. Current model was launched last year, so there aren’t some big expectations for 2016 X5. Although it isn’t time for some mid-cycle refreshment, Bavarian manufacture will not leave us without novelties for 2016 year model. According to information that we have, hybrid and sporty M variant of this crossover will come with 2016 X5.

2016 BMW X5 front view

2016 BMW X5 redesign and engines

Well, visual appearance of 2016 BMW X5 will remain the same. Beside new color options you won’t see too much new. Only some minimal tweaks with bumpers and lights are expected. When it is about interior, things will also remain pretty much the same. Current model is already equipped with excellent cabin, which is luxurious, spacious, comfortable and full of hi-tech features.

2016 X5 engines

Bavarian automaker is well-known for its very wide range of engines in offer. The 2016 BMW X5 won’t be an exception. The base model will be powered with 3.0 liter V6 which is capable to deliver around 300 horses and around 300 lb-ft of torque. Second option is version called xDrive50i which is powered with 4.4 liter V8 that outputs 445 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of max torque. The 2016 BMW X5 will be also available in diesel variant. This model will use 3.0 liter V6 turbodiesel engine, which can output 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. All variants will be paired with 8-speed automatic transmission, which will deliver power to either rear or all wheels.

2016 BMW X5 rear view

2016 X5 hybrid and M variants

The most important fact about 2016 X5 is that it will come in hybrid and sporty M version. The M variant will be powered with 4.4 liter V8, which outputs 575 horses and it will be paired with ZF 8HP automatic transmission. On the other side, hybrid variant called 2016 BMW X5 eDrive will use 2.0-liter four-cylinder, tuned to 241 hp and 258 lb-ft and electric motor which will provide additional 94 horses and 184 lb-ft of twist.

2016 BMW X5 release date and price

It is expected that 2016 BMW X5 will arrive next summer. Price is expected to remain the same, which means in a range from 50.000 to 70.000 dollars.