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

    • Gianluca Lucchi
      Gianluca Lucchi

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

      about 1 day 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 1 day 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 7 days 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 7 days 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 9 days 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 8 days ago
    • vashsant
      vashsant

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

      about 13 days 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 13 days 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 13 days ago
    • Eden Roth
      Eden Roth

      I'm Asian, so I own Lexus.








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

      about 14 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Eden Roth

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

      about 14 days ago
    • FC F.
      FC F.

      Need a Diesel engine.

      about 15 days 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 12 days 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 14 days 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 14 days 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 19 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Coleen West

      right....

      about 18 days ago
    • Coleen West
      Coleen West In reply to Coleen West

      +PRN_TestDrive I would have thought Russia had more people than that in their so-called "provinces" (what we call States). But regardless of how many are there and suffering through that weather, I still feel for them. In North Korea it is cold, although probably not as bad as where you are (although they also have to live with socialism/communism). Maybe there is some weird link between horrible weather and the type of people who are stuck and never able to muster the ability to move. Just a thought. No idea.

      about 19 days ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Coleen West

      The last time a population census was conducted the population of Québec was at 8,394,000. So to say we're driving these vehicles where 'no one really lives' and isn't 'normal' is a gross misrepresentation of an entire region that makes up 1/3 of the population of Canada. However we hope you meant your comment in a sarcastic way and it was just a joke.

      about 19 days ago
    • Vladimir Petrov
      Vladimir Petrov

      Awsome video. Really enjoyed this one.

      about 19 days 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 19 days ago
    • Huss Salman
      Huss Salman

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

      about 19 days 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 19 days 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days ago
    • 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days ago
    • christian König
      christian König In reply to NEVER OBEY

      +NEVER OBEY 😁

      about 19 days 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 19 days 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 19 days 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 20 days 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 20 days ago
    • gene978
      gene978

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

      about 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 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 20 days ago
    • Emil Nikolov
      Emil Nikolov

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

      about 20 days 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 20 days ago
    • Sony H K
      Sony H K

      This is a good car to test. Great

      about 20 days ago
    • Sony H K
      Sony H K In reply to Sony H K

      +PRN_TestDrive yes. With +550HP

      about 20 days 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 20 days ago
    • akash alaparthi
      akash alaparthi

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

      about 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days 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 20 days ago