BMW is on a roll with new updates to their Sport Activity Vehicles, including the all-new 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i M Sport with the $16,000 Premium Excellence Package. We go in-depth on our review of this new mid-size luxury SUV.

The G05 BMW X5 xDrive50i is the highest form of BMW's midsize luxury SUV sold in Canada for 2019. Our test model for Canada comes standard with M Sport and the Sport Steptronic Automatic 8-Speed transmission. This vehicle is finished in carbon black metallic paint with extended black merino leather from BMW Individual on the inside. The one option added to this $86,000 MSRP is the Premium Excellence Package which adds a suite of top-notch features to this vehicle.

Our full tour and review of the all new BMW X5 50i goes in-depth on what features are optioned on this vehicle, including full adaptive LED headlights, BMW Laser high beams, front and rear Park Distance Control with BMW Surround View and Parking Assistant, safety features like BMW Driving Assistant & Evasion Assist help to keep the vehicle safe on the road. Blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and forward collision are also included on this vehicle.

The rear dual lift-gate can be opened automatically from the key fob, swiping your foot under the lift gate area, from the interior, or even BMW's Connect iPhone app. A remote starter is also available for the first time on the X5 by pressing the key fob's lock button three times in a row. Additional features on the exterior of this X5 include the M Aerodynamics front end, shadowline exterior trim, large BMW M brakes, and 22" rims (20" rims shown for winter use).

Inside the G05 X5 we find BMW Individual leather trim, a leather wrapped dashboard and door cards, a 12.3" iDrive 7.0 screen featuring voice recognition, gesture controls, navigation, SiriusXM radio, wireless Apple CarPlay, Qi wireless charging, and quad-zone automatic climate control. The front comfort seats have heat, ventilation and massage features. Driver's heated steering wheel pairs well with the heated and ventilated front cup holders. Rear seats have heat and dual-zone climate, along with manual side window sun shades and soft-close doors.

BMW's digital gauge cluster allows for slight customization but mostly based on the driving profile selected. A colour HUD allows for extra information such as speed limit recognition and board computer alerts to be displayed for the driver. BMW's Ambient Air comes with the Premium Excellent Package, along with ambient lighting with 6 different colour options.

Our road test starts off with performance-oriented testing including a cold start with the 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 producing 456 horsepower. We test the 0-100km (0-60 mph) time for this vehicle and talk about some of the characteristics that make the new X5 perform and handle a lot like the G11 BMW 7 Series. We also talk about the 2 Axle Air Suspension system and the BMW Parking Assistant which offers hands-free autonomous parking. We also test the semi-autonomous Driving Assistance feature which allows drivers more confidence when driving on the road with added steering and lane keep control.

We wrap up our full tour and review of the 2019 BMW X5 xDrive50i by talking about some of our fuel economy testing, along with what we liked and disliked about this $102,000 mid-size luxury SUV. A full rundown of the BMW Parking Assistant testing we did can be found here: automobilrevue.net/v/QmgxSHhBdUZPbWs

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Comments

    • JakeDrives
      JakeDrives

      Nile, I enjoyed this review! that X5 is IMPRESSIVE. I spent time working at a BMW dealership in Florida and I drove many of the last gen X5 from base to M, they felt quite ponderous compared to the one they replaced. I've driven the current M40i X3 and it was like a scalpel/rocket ship compared to the Sq5 I drove prior to it. BMW is on a roll lately with some of their designs and more importantly their dynamics. I seriously wish I had the coin to afford the X5 built the way i'd want it.. I'd have to settle for a lower trim 40i.. Wouldn't really be settling though! ps. Is this color the Carbon black? I look online at the configurator and cannot figure out what color i'd choose because they all look the same online! sweeeet color and sweet build spec on this X5. I'm very impressed. Thank you again for the time you put into this content! It's truly excellent.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to JakeDrives

      Carbon black it is! Has that nice blue tint in the right light. I’d love to afford one like this too, absolutely phenomenal to drive. We had the X4 M40i back to back with this, so I got a taste of both in terms of comfort and performance. The X4 grew on me, but the tech on the X5 is a step ahead. This one was already quick, I can only imagine what the M50i and full-on X5 M would feel like.

      about 2 months ago
    • Keyrito
      Keyrito

      Love how this drives and commands the road. I usually stay in adaptive but go for sports plus on the highway. A gas guzzler for sure but one hell of a ride and more than worthy of being a daily driver. Great review!

      about 22 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Keyrito

      I really loved driving this car, a lot more than I expected to be honest. Still makes me wonder if/what an X5 M50i would feel like considering how spectacular this already sounded and performed.

      about 22 days ago
    • Henry Mahoney
      Henry Mahoney

      What does the title even mean?

      about 29 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Henry Mahoney

      It’s an X5, so it’s 5 (from the X5) 7ths of a 7 Series. It’s a play on words, but also legitimately a fractional expression of what this vehicle is.

      about 29 days ago
    • Simone Dundi
      Simone Dundi

      5:31 soo sad :(

      about 1 month ago
    • _썽
      _썽

      역시 BMW

      about 1 month ago
    • Gianluca Lucchi
      Gianluca Lucchi

      for me X3 looks better and has better proportions. X7 looks good too

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Gianluca Lucchi

      The new X3 is really handsome, I dig the design on it. Looking forward to getting the X3 M this summer to feature!

      about 2 months ago
    • Alfred Newman
      Alfred Newman

      Disappointed that no diesel options are available for North America at this time. Had three 35d's. Taking delivery of 50i in two weeks. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the great review.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Alfred Newman

      Congrats, and enjoy! BMW has quietly dropped their diesel engines since the diesel emissions scandal broke a few years ago, BMW was named in some of the allegations but never got any serious media scrutiny from it, but they've phased out those offerings here. We'd love a diesel X5 to test out, but I don't think we'll be seeing anything unless we take a trip over to Europe.

      about 2 months ago
    • TheMystro1971
      TheMystro1971

      Great review. The X50i will trounce the M50 Diesel. Real world reports on the 50i M-Sport with the V8TT are coming in at 4.0 to 4.2 sec 0 to 100klm. That’s enough to beat the GLS and GLE 63 AMG. 😎. MT was getting 4.9 second 0-60mph for the X5 40i M-Sport and that is BMW’ X5’s entry level V6TT engine. I think the new ZF transmission is so quick and smooth, it hides how fast the X5 really is. This equates to a lot of speeding tickets.😫

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to TheMystro1971

      I’m actually impressed I didn’t get pulled over during the week I had this. Usually the cops in my area pay closer attention to the flashy cars like this, especially when they have out-of-province license plates like BMW uses.

      about 2 months ago
    • vashsant
      vashsant

      Good review bruv, just stop saying what you "will be covering" and just cover it. 😅👍

      about 2 months ago
    • Noel Silva
      Noel Silva

      I like that carbon black because in sometimes look in certain light it looks dark blue or navy blue.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Noel Silva

      So do we! Had to double check we had the right paint code written down when we filmed in the sunlight. Really gorgeous colour, our cameras don't do it justice.

      about 2 months ago
    • Eden Roth
      Eden Roth

      I'm Asian, so I own Lexus.








      Joking, it's really about a person preference. :D

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Eden Roth

      We're hoping to get some new Lexus models on the show soon!

      about 2 months ago
    • FC F.
      FC F.

      Need a Diesel engine.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to FC F.

      I think so too! We saw a 2015 540d the other day in Montreal, apparently very few ended up getting delivered before BMW pulled the plug on them.

      about 2 months ago
    • FC F.
      FC F. In reply to FC F.

      +PRN_TestDrive Thanks for your info.. I think BMW Canada should offer diesel for Canadian market.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to FC F.

      For Europe that won't be a problem, but I don't think we'll be seeing one here. BMW has quietly phased out their diesels, at least in Canada. No current 2019 model seems to offer one.

      about 2 months ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West

      Nice. But in the future can you review these in a more normal place where it isn't so cold and miserable looking? No one really lives in those places so please, find a normal place.

      about 2 months ago
    • Timothy R
      Timothy R In reply to Coleen West

      +Coleen West US is a great country. I'm not some cunt that goes around trolling others through YouTube comments. Cheers!

      about 1 month ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +Timothy R ...what a weird place. Thank God I was born here in the United States. My feelings go out to those people and I wish them the best.

      about 1 month ago
    • Timothy R
      Timothy R In reply to Coleen West

      +Coleen West Exactly....

      about 1 month ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +Timothy R ...oh, I have heard of that "canada" place. Is it the one that is all upside down and there winter is our summer and they drive on the wrong side of the road and eat penguins or something like that?

      about 1 month ago
    • Timothy R
      Timothy R In reply to Coleen West

      +Coleen West Canada is the last "normal" country left.

      about 1 month ago
    • Vladimir Petrov
      Vladimir Petrov

      Awsome video. Really enjoyed this one.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Vladimir Petrov

      Thank you! We really enjoyed making it, tried some different filming techniques to give the episode a bit of a cinematic feel.

      about 2 months ago
    • Huss Salman
      Huss Salman

      pure luxury mate I'm in love with this suv this or the larger X7 ??
      X7 for me ..

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Huss Salman

      The X7 really is the 7 Series SUV like BMW intended. From what I can tell though from a technological and mechanical perspective the X5 and X7 can be configured the same way, it ends up coming down to more interior space and rear seat features with the X7. We’re looking forward to get it though!

      about 2 months ago
    • BakerReid_
      BakerReid_

      The only thing that kept me from getting a X5 or X6 was that they didn't look aggressive enough. Especially compared to the full M versions. This still isn't as aggressive looking but looks pretty damn good. I just wish the front grilles were shorter.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to BakerReid_

      After driving this in sport mode you’ll be glad those kidney grilles are huge! This is one of the few non-performance vehicles I’ve driven that needed to keep the cooling fans on after shutting it off, even in our minus zero temperatures. This thing gets hot! I’m curious to see what the X5 M will look like, hopefully they finally go all-in with that aggressiveness!

      about 2 months ago
    • christian König
      christian König

      A sexy voice, it has, the X 5.
      What does your wife say to this review?😁
      X 5 is an extensive topic, you deal with it in an informative and concise way.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to christian König

      Thank you! She definitely preferred this over the X4 we had the week after. Her only comment about this video was my apparent obsession with glory shots of those laser headlights.

      about 2 months ago
    • Igor Podrug
      Igor Podrug

      really nice truck.
      I just wish BMW provided a model with a brighter cream interior or a brown leather interior for this review.
      Their interior selection is really nice i just find that black interior is just dull looking when you can have a brighter one that pops out and looks really good.

      about 2 months ago
    • lady of the lake
      lady of the lake In reply to Igor Podrug

      @PRN_TestDrive I ordered the X5 50i with the ivory leather and it also has beautiful black accents. All black interiors are boring.

      about 10 days ago
    • Trey
      Trey In reply to Igor Podrug

      +PRN_TestDrive it has a Tartufo, coffee, beige, and Ivory white interiors that you can get with it.

      about 23 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Igor Podrug

      I agree, I’m not a fan of black interiors especially when BMW makes some of the nicest brown interiors out there. Maybe we’ll get lucky with the X7!

      about 2 months ago
    • Riyad Kalla
      Riyad Kalla

      I laughed at “only has one package because base model is so loaded!” (Wow that’s cool) “... and it costs $16k” (ummmm, cool, I think...)

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Riyad Kalla

      It’s a pricey option for sure, but you do end up getting a lot of the really luxurious tech with it. I believe the xDrive40i has a similar package with a lower MSRP, as $86k on its own is still a hard pill to swallow.

      about 2 months ago
    • NEVER OBEY
      NEVER OBEY

      I drove the x7 and the new 7 series and i tell you that i loved the comfort and ride quality on both but the 7 series is a bit more calm and quieter on the Rode..beautiful vehicles.. Great review as always dude!!

      about 2 months ago
    • christian König
      christian König In reply to NEVER OBEY

      +NEVER OBEY 😁

      about 2 months ago
    • NEVER OBEY
      NEVER OBEY In reply to NEVER OBEY

      +christian König dude how about the camry? Bro you need a coat lol. Camry AC is insane cold WOW!

      about 2 months ago
    • christian König
      christian König In reply to NEVER OBEY

      +NEVER OBEY , in the Lexus you could catch a cold, Air conditioning is relentless,BMW is more gentle.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to NEVER OBEY

      Might end up being that way, we're looking at May or June most likely, either way I'm looking forward to it!

      about 2 months ago
    • NEVER OBEY
      NEVER OBEY In reply to NEVER OBEY

      +PRN_TestDrive lmao oh yeah you guys get very cold winters..better leave it for a hot summer day!!

      about 2 months ago
    • gene978
      gene978

      Oh no, you've been converted to SUV'S!! Now you're a SUV ZOMBIE LOL

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to gene978

      Haha! Just wait until next week then, we feature the X4 M40i and definitely rip into it during the walk around segment.

      about 2 months ago
    • Paul M
      Paul M

      I take the Jeep Grand Cherokee TrackHawk over this pretender any day and obliterate it in speed, and can have it serviced at any Jeep dealer.

      about 2 months ago
    • Trey
      Trey In reply to Paul M

      You just gotta deal with the poor build qualify and lack of tech

      about 23 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Paul M

      I wouldn’t compare this with a TrackHawk in the sense that this isn’t an M Performance or M car to begin with. Based on price though the Jeep is more in line though.

      about 2 months ago
    • Emil Nikolov
      Emil Nikolov

      good video. Love the car BMW has once again raised the bar.

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Emil Nikolov

      Thanks! They certainly have. It’ll be interesting to see what the next Mercedes GLE looks like after seeing this.

      about 2 months ago
    • Sony H K
      Sony H K

      This is a good car to test. Great

      about 2 months ago
    • Sony H K
      Sony H K In reply to Sony H K

      +PRN_TestDrive yes. With +550HP

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Sony H K

      Agreed! We really lucked out getting the 50i, it’s definitely the engine to test.

      about 2 months ago
    • akash alaparthi
      akash alaparthi

      good car but would take an xc90 over this ....

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to akash alaparthi

      I’ve seen some spy shots on pre-production XC90 test mules running the android system so they’ll probably go that route. I’ll be really interested to see how it works, as the Sensus system is one of the things I disliked on the models we featured.

      As for offering a 6 cyl model, unless Volvo comes out with true Polestar tuned versions I doubt we’ll see larger engines from them. Volvo seems to be committing themselves to the twin-charge setup with electrification as the solution to adding more power without adding more cylinders.

      about 2 months ago
    • Dashcam Dumbasses
      Dashcam Dumbasses In reply to akash alaparthi

      The XC90 has to be one of the best looking and driving SUVs in it's repsective segment however they need to offer a good 6 cylinder option as that twincharged 4 banger is a horrid engine.

      about 2 months ago
    • akash alaparthi
      akash alaparthi In reply to akash alaparthi

      +PRN_TestDrive they may as the polestar 2 now comes with an android based infotainment.


      which one would u prefer the x5 or xc90

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to akash alaparthi

      The XC90 was a really nice vehicle, and if they really are switching to an Android-based infotainment it’ll make things very interesting!

      about 2 months ago