2018 BMW X5 M

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2018 BMW X5 M
2018 BMW X5 M

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

192.7” x 67.6”


All-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Leather upholstery not standard
  • Awkward liftgate and tailgate combo

1 trim

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Notable features

  • Mid-size 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

2018 BMW X5 M review: Our expert's take

What it is: The BMW X5 mid-size luxury 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 turbocharged gas V-8 and a plug-in hybrid in the xDrive40e model. BMW also sells a high-performance variant, the X5 M.

A backup camera is now standard, as are trapezoidal tailpipes for the 35i and 35d models.

X5 xDrive40e

The plug-in hybrid version of the X5 gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg in combined driving, 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 horsepower total

  • All-wheel drive standard

  • Special driving mode recharges battery pack

X5 M

The high-performance X5 M is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine that makes 567 hp 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 expected of a performance offshoot, the X5 M has 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


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Never Wanted a SUV

This car met all my needs..seat entry height, good handling, great performance, functionality ( even if it’s a SAV), trouble free, good looks & practical. BMW has built a brute ( it’s nickname in our house) that goes like hammers, handles on rails, is extremely comfortable, very luxurious and so far is trouble free.


BMW Built for the driver enthusiast!

Amazing vehicle with track performance when you add Dinan stage 2 performance package ! Full Warranty y dealership! Lots of upgrades! BMW a drivers vehicle - Performance Driven


A very powerful and sublime SUV

This X5 M has just the right amount of amenities for me, and the V8 is sublime. I didn't get the lowest profile tires available, opting rather for ones that are a bit more comfortable. This is really a lovely vehicle. Note too that I got a 2019 model but the drop down menu only let me select 2018 as the most recent year.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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