2023 BMW X5: All you need to know

2023 BMW X5: All you need to know

The 2023 BMW X5 continues the legacy of one of BMW's most popular crossovers. While the X7 and iX may have entered the SUV lineup, the X5 remains a cornerstone of BMW's SUV offerings. This midsize luxury SUV has garnered a dedicated following thanks to its blend of performance, style, and versatility.

In the ever-competitive luxury SUV segment, the BMW X5 caters to a diverse customer base. It appeals to families seeking a spacious and comfortable ride, business professionals looking for a sophisticated daily driver, and driving enthusiasts craving a performance-oriented experience. BMW has refreshed the 2023 X5 with updated styling, cutting-edge technology, and a range of new powertrains.

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Let's know the full details of the 2023 BMW X5


The 2023 BMW X5 is available in a total of three variants in the UAE viz. xDrive50e, xDrive40i, and xDrive40i M-Sport. The range gets the xDrive50e variant as a PHEV model along with the two 40i variants. 


The 2023 BMW X5 receives a range of exterior enhancements, reaffirming its status as a premium luxury SUV in the UAE market. Notably, the X5 now features slimmer matrix LED headlights, complemented by arrow-shaped DRLs that double as turn signal indicators. This design not only enhances visibility but also adds a touch of modernity to the X5's appearance.

2023 BMW X5

For those who appreciate the iconic BMW styling, the optional BMW Kidney Iconic Glow is available on the M-Sport variant. The rear of the 2023 X5 is equally captivating, with sculptural fibre-optic rear lights and brake lights that feature eye-catching contouring. There’s an option of 22-inch BMW Individual alloy wheels as well. 


Inside the 2023 BMW X5, the focus remains on providing the utmost in terms of comfort, technology, and luxury. The centrepiece of the interior is the latest-generation BMW iDrive 8 operating system, featuring a cutting-edge BMW Curved Display infotainment system. This system consists of a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and an impressive 14.9-inch central display, both elegantly integrated behind a single curved glass panel.

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In terms of seating, the X5 offers standard sport seats with SensaTec surfaces, ensuring a comfortable and supportive ride for the driver and passengers. These seats come with advanced features like ventilation and a massage function.

Practicality is not overlooked in the X5's interior, with features like an 8.8-inch multimedia screen integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a USB port on the head unit for convenient device connectivity, and a four-speaker sound system for an immersive audio experience. Additionally, a powerful air conditioning system ensures cabin comfort for all occupants.


Under the hood, the 2023 BMW X5 offers an impressive range of powertrains to cater to a diverse set of driving preferences.

The X5 xDrive40i trim gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, delivering 381 horsepower and 519 Nm of torque. This provides a spirited performance and a smooth, refined ride, making these variants ideal for those who value a balanced driving experience.

2023 BMW X5

For those with an eco-conscious mindset, the X5 xDrive50e plug-in hybrid offers an appealing option. This plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with an electric motor, resulting in a total output of 489 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Beyond its impressive power, the xDrive50e boasts an electric-only range of up to 110 km (WLTP), making it a sustainable choice without compromising on performance. It has an acceleration of 0 to 100 kmph in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 250 km/h. 

All engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, now updated for smoother shifts. An optional M Sport package offers a Sprint setting, optimizing the transmission and powertrain for maximum performance, catering to those who relish sporty driving.


The 2023 BMW X5 boasts an array of impressive features that make it an enticing choice for UAE drivers seeking both luxury and versatility. 

The X5 offers fully integrated video streaming, allowing you to stream YouTube videos and other Video-On-Demand (VOD) platforms. An ambient lighting strip and the large BMW Curved Display create a multimedia experience. The optional 'CraftedClarity' crystal glass application elevates controls such as the gear lever and start-stop button into a first-class affair.

2023 BMW X5

With Dynamic Damper Control and multiple suspension types, including the Adaptive M Suspension and 2-axle air suspension, the X5 effortlessly adapts to any terrain, providing a thrilling driving experience without sacrificing comfort. The optional off-road package equips the X5 with four specialized off-road modes which take the driving experience to a different level. 

The new BMW X5 incorporates an array of driver assistance technologies including the BMW Trailer Assistant for hassle-free trailer manoeuvring, Driving Assistant Professional for increased safety, and Parking Assistant for automatic parking even in challenging situations.


The 2023 BMW X5 stands as a testament to BMW's commitment to delivering exceptional luxury, performance, and practicality in a single package. Its exterior updates lend it a modern and captivating presence on UAE roads, combining style with aerodynamic efficiency. The X5's exceptional engine lineup underscores its versatility, allowing buyers to prioritize performance, sustainability, or a harmonious blend of both, ensuring that there's an X5 for every driving style and preference.

In summary, the 2023 BMW X5 caters to a wide spectrum of buyers, from driving enthusiasts seeking thrills to eco-conscious individuals prioritising sustainability and families desiring both comfort and practicality. 

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