Things with BMW’s mid-size SUV are happening pretty fast. First, saw a sudden redesign two years ago and now, it’s already time for a facelift. The 2022 BMW X5 is about to receive mid-cycle updates and from what we know so far, changes will be quite subtle. We are about to see a couple of styling tweaks, while the mechanical aspect of the vehicle is about to remain the same. The launch date should be scheduled for the second half of the year.
So, even though some changes are about to come, the core of the vehicle is about to remain the same. We will see some styling changes but you can still count on a crossover that looks good, offers an excellent driving experience and comes with a lot of refinement. Furthermore, its cabin is pretty spacious, whether it’s about passenger or cargo space. Finally, we could see an update on the hybrid version.
2022 BMW X5 Design
The test mule has been spotted and BMW lovers can remain calm. Unlike some of the new BMW models, this one won’t get that controversial oversized grille, which definitely isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Instead, changes will be rather subtle and from what we can see on the spy shot, the grill will keep pretty much the same design. On the other side, we expect to see new bumpers, as well as minor tweaks to headlights. Naturally, we should also see typical mid-cycle updates, such as new color options, new wheels and similar things.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain the same. The 2022 BMW X5 facelift will bring a new look, but the ride quality will remain the same. You may count on a typical BMW approach, which is mostly about engaging handling, powerful engines and sporty driving experience in general.
When it comes to 2022 BMW X5 changes, we probably won’t see too many of them on the inside. Moreover, the best we could see are things like new color schemes. Other than that, things will remain the same. So, you may count on the same dashboard, which looks conventional but offers excellent build quality. We also love the driving position, which is perfect.
Besides impressive build quality, this cabin also offers plenty of space. It comes with two very spacious rows of seats and both of them accommodate adults with ease. Also, you can opt for the third row, which would cost you extra money but can be very useful for small kids. On the other side, adults won’t find much use in it.
The cargo area also offers some pretty impressive ratings. You may count on about 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 72.3 cubic feet of the total volume, which is pretty good for the segment.
We have no doubt that the upcoming refresh will bring novelties in terms of standard equipment. Still, keep in mind that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect, so novelties probably won’t be numerous. For reference, the current model comes standard with things like automatic climate control, keyless entry, panoramic moonroof, a 12.3-inch touch screen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker stereo, a touchpad controller, voice recognition, Bluetooth, five USB ports, navigation, HD Radio, and satellite radio.
The potential additions to the list of standard equipment are the current options. Some of the highlights are goodies like remote start, quad-zone automatic climate control, rear sunshades, dual-panel panoramic LED roof, wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system etc.
2022 BMW X5 Engines
Bigger changes under the hood aren’t expected. Base models will certainly continue with a 3.0-liter inline-six, which puts out around 335 horsepower, which is more than enough for good driving dynamics. When it comes to the 2022 BMW X5 Hybrid, we might see a new battery, with a bigger capacity. On the other side, engine specs will remain the same, so the max output will go around 389 horsepower.
We have no doubt that the 2022 BMW X5 M50i will continue to be one of the most desirable models in the range. This one comes with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, with a max output of 523 horsepower. That’s enough for a 0-60 sprint in 4.1 seconds. Also, there is a genuine M version, which uses the same V8 engine but tuned to 600 horsepower, which makes it even faster.
2022 BMW X5 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2022 BMW X5 release date, we expect to see the updated model in the second half of the year. We don’t expect bigger price changes, so base versions should go around 60.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7.