2017 BMW X5 M Review, Specs and Design

Engine and Transmission

2017 BMW X5 M – You will discover few things quite as anodyne as a mid-size luxury SUV. Being a breed, they can be eye-catching or they can blend into the scenery; dynamically thrilling, while some are essentially unengaging; or highly sensible, but not thrilling. Then there’s the BMW X5 M. It’s practically doubly expensive as an entry-level X5, but it is also at least twice as much fun. BMW’s M shop has stuffed a 567-hp twin-turbo V-8 in to the engine bay, while an eight-speed automated transmitting and an M-specific suspension system and all-wheel-drive system round out the powertrain. The X5 M puts up sports-car-adjacent numbers in nearly every category we measure, but where it excels is stunning unsuspecting passengers using its improbable quickness. We’d still choose a Porsche Cayman almost every day of the week, but on the day that demands a vacation to your dog groomer, we’d take the X5 M, and we’d defeat the Cayman from the stoplight every time.

The X5 M noticed a smattering of trivial changes for 2017. The iDrive infotainment system was improved to run BMW’s iDrive 5.0 software, and touchscreen capacity was put into the primary infotainment display screen. The merino leather that includes the seating surfaces now can also grace the dashboard trimmings. The available Professional package includes wireless charging capabilities for capable telephones, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and improved USB and Bluetooth connection. Also new this year is the capability to make a custom exterior paint color, although choosing this option can truly add up to eight weeks to the put it off time for a new X5 M.

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2017 BMW X5 M Specs

2017 BMW X5 M is shockingly quick, and its own eight-speed automatic is a happy partner for the twin-turbo V-8 that makes up the X5 M’s conquering heart.

Every X5 M features the same powertrain: a 567-hp twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 combined with an eight-speed programmed transmitting and all-wheel drive. The X5 M’s all-wheel-drive system is specially tuned and can send up to 100 percent of its power to either the front or rear wheels. The rear wheels advantage further from a torque-vectoring differential, minimizing the understeer that can plague less crossovers. Most significant is that system can unveiling the X5 M from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 a few moments and through the quarter-mile in only 12.2 secs at 114 mph. No other car analyzed here even comes near to dipping below 4.0 mere seconds to 60 mph; the X5 M’s initiatives said in close company with a Porsche Cayman.

Having a towing capacity of up to 6000 pounds, the X5 M is just as useful as it is quick. Several of its opponents top 7000 pounds of towing capacity, but most luxury SUV motorists won’t ever plumb those depths, so we won’t fault the X5 M for failing to overachieve in this metric.

2017 BMW X5 M Exterior

The 2017 BMW X5 M design isn’t practically as special as its powertrain. Still, it’s stately and substantial, and the squarish design, enlarged air intakes, and squat stance announce the X5 M as something more than your average mid-size SUV.


The X5 M is very close in proportions to the opponents listed here, but the three-row GLS63 is significantly much longer. Relatively low doorsills imply that it’s a cinch to part of and out of the Bimmer.

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The X5 M’s split tailgate door mimics that of the full-size Range Rover (Range Rover Sport models have a one-piece liftgate). The trunk tailgate is separated horizontally, with the top two-thirds checking and underneath portion folding down to create a set surface with the cargo floor. Subtle details such as M badges on the grille and doorsills, M-specific colors, and standard 21-inches wheels mark this car as a cut above lesser X5s.

2017 BMW X5 M Interior

TheĀ “2017 BMW X5 M” interior has aged well, and despite providing just a little less space to spread out than some rivals, it’s comfortable and well appointed even without the few available update packages.

Every competitor listed here has more space in the back seat than the X5 M will, however the X5 M is still a realistic choice for a double-date nighttime or family members with teenage children.

Four-zone automatic environment control, heated 18-way power-adjustable entrance seating, and a breathtaking sunroof are all standard in the X5 M, offering to justify its six-figure price tag. Still, we couldn’t help but want the massaging thrones available to drivers of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged. There’s nothing like hammering through 100 mph in 11 secs while getting a convincing facsimile of any hot-stone rub to point out to you as arrived.

2017 BMW X5 M Prices

There aren’t many selections for an X5 M buyer. Every model includes the same brutish V-8, eight-speed computerized transmitting, and all-wheel drive, as well as a nearly full match of luxury interior accessories. Starting at $101,695, the 2017 BMW X5 M standard features include:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • M-tuned all-wheel-drive system and adaptive dampers
  • 18-way power-adjustable leather-trimmed front side seats
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We’d consider choosing the no-cost 20-in . wheels to mitigate the harsh impacts which come combined with the standard 21-inch wheels and low-profile tires, although owners mostly worried about appearances should stick with the larger rims. We’d shell out for Apple CarPlay compatibility, a $300 option.