The first impression when seeing the 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i is a bigger dimension than the previous generation. The wheelbase is 42 mm longer compared to its predecessor (2975 mm), the length increases to 36 mm (4,922 mm), 66 mm wider (2004 mm) and 19 mm higher (to 1,745 mm). With a larger size, the BMW X5 xDrive40i 2019 intends to pamper the driver and its passengers, without compromising on practicality when carrying luggage.
The BMW X5 xDrive40i 2019 applies the Adaptive LED on the twin circular headlights with a hexagonal shape. BMW has also provided BMW Laserlight features with Selective Beam. This feature is claimed to maximize the remote lighting function by providing better lighting up to 500 meters. The aesthetic section is optimized with blue X-shaped elements. The element divides the hexagonal light source inside the headlamps to provide a distinctive visual effect.
On the side, the body of the BMW X5 xDrive40i is carved with sharp design art. Very clear in the middle of the door, front and rear fenders, and side skirts. This design successfully provides a more sporty body silhouette. Larger side fender vent that extends to the front of the side skirt equally delivers the effect of an aggressive look even deeper.
Now, the typical 3D LED sculptured display of BMW on the rear is wider and flatter. There is an ‘L’ shape on the LED headlight line as a modern interpretation of the rear light graphics that distinguishes BMW X models. The ACS (Comfort Access System) feature supported by the Automatic Operation of Tailgate is enhanced on the BMW X5 xDrive40i trunk. With a two-piece construction, it is fit to automatically open the lower and upper part of the trunk.
2019 BMW X5 XDrive40i Interior
Premium and ergonomic interior design will greet you when you enter the 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i. Vernasca’s exclusive perforated skin is extremely comfortable when touched. BMW has completed the interior with anthracite brown wood panels on the dashboard and door trim.
Undoubtedly, the impression of the premium is getting more striking. Panorama glass roof comes with 30 percent larger dimensions. Coupled with the Ambient Light feature with 11 choices of attractive color combinations. Interestingly, the Dynamic Interior Light feature causes ambient light to flash when one of the doors is unclosed and the engine is on. This is worthy because this feature will make drivers and passengers more alert.
Comfort is more dominant when you sit in X5 xDrive40i. The presence of electrically adjustable thigh support will make the taller driver more comfortable. The dimensions of the lumbar support are ideal to support the body when maneuvering but still comfortable when used on long trips.
Rear seats can provide the best comfort with an ideal sitting position. Legs and head rooms are widely available and even passengers over 170 cm tall will like it. Vernasca’s leather lining with soft leather feels terribly comfortable in the hand.
Digital shades dashboards have come to be part of BMW Live Cockpit Professional. The instrument panel functionality aspect remains optimal and easy to reach. Whether it’s from the driver’s side or from the front passenger. The dashboard is layered in sporty soft leather with sharper and flatter column panel layouts and AC grille.
The sport leather material on the steering wheel is thick enough and comfortable to hold. The 3 spoke design on the steering wheel is incredibly popular in every BMW model, but the BMW X5 xDrive looks more minimalist and elegant. The steering audio control placement is easier and more comfortable to operate using fingers.
BMW presents the X5 xDrive40i 2019 with two capabilities, driving off-road or on the highway. To fulfill these capabilities BMW has included the ability to off-road. Through the application of Adaptive 2-axle air suspension, the peak of the suspension can be adapted up to 80 mm. Total ground clearance up to 214 mm. The BMW X5 xDrive40i 2019 can also pass wading depths up to 500 mm, break over angles at 20.2 degrees, also approach and departure at 25.2 and 22.3 degrees.
BMW has pinned many advanced technologies. This technology allows driving dynamically. The use of Variable Sport Steering will make steering more precise and dynamic. The Driving Dynamic Control mode will have different settings according to the input from Vertical Dynamic Control. Concurrently, Dynamic Traction Control can maximize long-distance driving comfort well. The Hill Descent Control press functions to keep the car safe when moves downhill through slippery roads.
For the convenience of the driver, BMW also presents other technologies. For example Park Distance Control or PDC and Parking Assistant where cars can park parallel or series automatically. Visual to the back area when parking is exceedingly easier, thanks to the Rear Parking Camera feature.
This car has applied BMW Live Cockpit Professional combined with the use of Control Display and a great resolution electronic instrument cluster. There is also a multimedia screen of 12.3 inches with OS 7.0 from BMW, customizable like a smartphone. The interaction of intuitive multimedia has been improved better and is able to select among touch control using:
- Control Display
- iDrive Touch Controller
- control buttons on the steering wheel
- voice control
- BMW gesture control
All depending on the driver’s needs.
Voice control comes with the “Hey, BMW” feature. This feature can adjust several functions such as adjusting the temperature of the A / C or changing the ambient light color. Another interesting element of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional:
- Adaptive navigation system
- multimedia system, 20 GB hard drive and 2 USB ports
- Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces.
Advanced safety support is very complete, such as:
- front airbags for driver and front passenger
- curtain head and side airbags
- Dynamic Braking Lights
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- traction mode (DTC),
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
- pull-away assistant
- braking readiness
- dry braking
- fading compensation
All seats also equipped with a 3-point seatbelt system. The rear seat has additional Isofix and many other driving safety technologies. The BMW HiFi loudspeaker with 10 speakers system and 205-watt amplifiers is also standard. Rear passengers are provided with rear-seat entertainment Professionals with a 10.2-inch touch screen and can be adjusted with BluRay drive capability and HDMI connection.
Engine, Specs, and Performance
The 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i has an inline 6-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger features as well as variable valve timing Valvetronic technology with Double VANOS. Able to produce a top power of 340 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm and max torque of 450 Nm at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. Acceleration 0-100 km / h is achieved in 5.5 seconds. That amazing performance is channeled through the 8-speed Sport Steptronic auto transmission with paddle shift.
2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i is pretty great when it comes to acceleration on urban streets. Such does not require a huge effort to achieve the desired speed. The suspension of this car also tends to be comfortable except when entering Sport mode. When passing a bumpy road the body will remain comfortable.
Easy to control when maneuvering though it needs more attention because of its larger dimensions. The Reversing Assistant feature is very useful when trapped because the car can move backward automatically 50 meters following the previous steering path. When you drive off-road, we encourage you to set the Adaptive 2-axle air suspension to the highest level to make it easier when going through bumpy terrain.
2019 BMW X5 XDrive40i price is starting at $61,700. You will get a sporty “medium premium SUV” with the latest sophisticated features complete and powerful performance as well as dynamic driving character. However, the off-road capability is not as strong as a “pure off-road” SUV.