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2017 BMW X5 M

$72,169 — $98,541 NEW and USED
SUV
5 Seats
16 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.2) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Seat comfort
  • Handling
  • Cabin materials
  • Diesel's estimated fuel economy
  • iDrive control system

The Bad

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Backup camera not standard
  • Awkward liftgate-tailgate combo
2017 BMW X5 M exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 BMW X5 M
  • Midsize luxury SUV
  • Seats five or seven people
  • Turbo six-cylinder or V-8 gas engines
  • Plug-in hybrid, turbo-diesel versions available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance X5 M available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

What it is: The high-performance BMW X5 M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that makes 567 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque. The engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is routed to all four wheels. BMW says the X5 M can hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds. As to be expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M wears unique bumpers, aggressive side sills and highly bolstered sport seats.
What's Special

  • 21-inch alloy wheels standard
  • M-tuned all-wheel drive standard
  • Active suspension standard
  • Quad exhaust tips

Here's Info on the Regular X5:
What it is: The BMW X5 midsize crossover SUV seats up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Volvo XC90. A turbocharged gas six-cylinder engine is standard, but the X5 also offers a turbo-diesel engine, a turbo gas V-8 and a plug-in hybrid in the xDrive40e model. BMW also sells a high-performance variant, the X5 M.
(Skip to details on the X5 xDrive40e)
New for 2017
The standard iDrive control system gains a touch-screen while wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot are available. New standard exterior trim includes stainless-steel underbody cladding, a matte-silver grille and rocker panels, and satin-aluminum roof rails and window trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder gas engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 19-inch alloy wheels&nbs...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The high-performance BMW X5 M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that makes 567 horsepower and 553 pounds-feet of torque. The engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission and power is routed to all four wheels. BMW says the X5 M can hit 60 mph in just 4 seconds. As to be expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M wears unique bumpers, aggressive side sills and highly bolstered sport seats.
What's Special

  • 21-inch alloy wheels standard
  • M-tuned all-wheel drive standard
  • Active suspension standard
  • Quad exhaust tips

Here's Info on the Regular X5:
What it is: The BMW X5 midsize crossover SUV seats up to seven when equipped with an optional third row. Competitors include the Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Volvo XC90. A turbocharged gas six-cylinder engine is standard, but the X5 also offers a turbo-diesel engine, a turbo gas V-8 and a plug-in hybrid in the xDrive40e model. BMW also sells a high-performance variant, the X5 M.
(Skip to details on the X5 xDrive40e)
New for 2017
The standard iDrive control system gains a touch-screen while wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot are available. New standard exterior trim includes stainless-steel underbody cladding, a matte-silver grille and rocker panels, and satin-aluminum roof rails and window trim.
Significant Standard Features

  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder gas engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 19-inch alloy wheels 
  • Adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Navigation system with 10.2-inch screen
  • Push-button start
  • Heated front seats
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 255-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter six-cylinder
  • 445-hp, turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 gas engine
  • All-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Variable-ratio steering
  • Active suspension
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Harman Kardon or Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Backup camera
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Wireless smartphone charging and a Wi-Fi hot spot

X5 xDrive40e
The plug-in hybrid version of the X5 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in combined driving and is powered by a four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor. It can travel up to 14 miles on electric power alone when the lithium-ion battery pack is fully charged.
What's Special

  • Gas engine and electric motor make 308 hp total
  • All-wheel drive standard
  • Special driving mode recharges battery pack

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
5 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(3.4)
(1.0)

Annoying Engine Whine

by k_ahad from Surrey on February 13, 2018

I received my New BMW X5M on 8th Jan and within the first 2 weeks I noted that a constant annoying sound comes from the front Dashboard. I hear this noise even when the car is stopped at signals and ... Read full review

(5.0)

Love the BMW brand

by BMW X5 from Staten Island, ny on October 23, 2017

I've owned a 525, two X5's and an X3 M package. This is my 3rd X5 and it is the best yet. P.S. steering wheel volume should be on the left side. Why have two volume controls on the right? Otherwise, ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 BMW X5 M currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 BMW X5 M has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X5 M received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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