Enhanced USB and Bluetooth features are now standard, providing voice control for contacts and music, mobile office functions (text, email, calendar, tasks, voice memos) and the ability to sync up a second smartphone. See the 2016 BMW X5 M models for sale near you
It's the best possible X5. For someone who usually prefers a sports car but wants (or needs) to buy an SUV, this won't disappoint. Find a BMW X5 M for sale
The 2016 BMW X5 M ($99,795) comes as a single well-equipped model.
Standard features include 21-inch wheels, keyless entry/ignition, adaptive sport-tuned suspension dampers, adaptive cruise control, a rear air suspension, quad tail pipes, the M body kit, adaptive xenon headlights, LED fog lights/taillights, a panoramic sunroof, a power lift gate with hands-free operation (via a foot sensor in the bumper), front and rear parking sensors, hill-descent control, a performance-themed instrument cluster with a high-resolution color driver information center, a power adjustable steering wheel with paddle shifters, rain-sensing wipers, roof rails, adjustable drive settings (Driving Dynamics Control), 18-way heated front sport seats with memory settings, leather upholstery, quad-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port, auxiliary audio input, satellite radio and HD Radio, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and BMW's iDrive infotainment system with a widescreen 10.2-in display, navigation and hard-drive MP3 storage.
The optional Executive package adds adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams, soft-closing doors, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and rear sunshades. Additional options include 20-in wheels, an automated parking system, a rear-seat entertainment system with twin 9.2-in screens and a 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
A Driver Assistance Plus package brings advanced safety features (see the Safety section below).
Cargo capacity runs to 23 cu ft. behind the rear seats and 66 cu ft. when they're folded down. That's good for a compact crossover, but the X5 is midsize, so we expect a bit more. Even so, that's still quite a bit of versatility in something with such massive performance talent.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2016 BMW X6 M -- It might seem odd to recommend essentially the same vehicle with less cargo space, but the X6 M offers a sleek fastback roofline that'll turn more heads.
2016 BMW X5 xDrive50i -- This X5 has a similar twin-turbo V8 that's thrilling in its own right and much less expensive. Test drive both back-to-back to see how you feel in each one.
2016 Porsche Cayenne Turbo -- While the X5 M can keep up with the Cayenne Turbo in a straight line, the Porsche will pull away when the going gets curvy.
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR -- The Range Rover enjoys 550 hp from a supercharged V8 with a track-tuned chassis that complements it right down to the finest detail.
2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLE63 S -- The AMG-tuned GLE (formerly known as the M-Class) is revamped, revived and endowed with a mighty 577 hp.
Used Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 -- A new G63 costs about twice as much as the X5 M, but you might find a nice low-mileage example with some serious depreciation if you search around.