2021 BMW X5 M

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2021 BMW X5 M
2021 BMW X5 M

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

194.4” x 68.8”


All-wheel drive



The good:

  • Spacious interior
  • Strong acceleration
  • Comfortable ride
  • Quality interior materials
  • Plenty of second-row legroom

The bad:

  • Numb steering feel
  • Overly sensitive lane departure warning
  • Twitchy lane keep assist
  • Useless gesture controls
  • Split liftgate can make loading difficult

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Notable features

  • Android Auto connectivity now standard
  • Five- or seven-seat mid-size luxury SUV
  • Turbo six-cylinder or V-8 engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Plug-in hybrid and performance X5 M also offered

2021 BMW X5 M review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 BMW X5?

The BMW X5 mid-size luxury SUV seats five or seven, depending on the seating configuration. It’s available with rear- or all-wheel drive and is powered by a standard 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine or a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 523 hp in the M50i and 600 hp in the X5 M. A new plug-in hybrid variant is also available. All versions have an eight-speed automatic transmission, and competitors include the Audi Q7, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

What’s New on the 2021 BMW X5?

Satellite radio and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are now standard, and the 40i version now incorporates a mild-hybrid system. 

What Features in the 2021 BMW X5 Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Digital instrument panel
  • 12.3-inch center touchscreen 
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Navigation
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • 40/20/40-split second-row seat
  • Forward collision warning with city collision mitigation
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane departure warning

Available features include: 

  • Remote start
  • Wireless device charging
  • Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Head-up display
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Low-speed hands-free driving system
  • Air suspension
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Ventilated and massaging front seats
  • Heated steering wheel

Should I Buy the 2021 BMW X5?

The X5 is a luxurious, comfortable and quick luxury SUV. However, some of its active safety systems can be too sensitive, and the optional gesture-based control system is gimmicky. The available third-row seat is handy, but bear in mind that the space is best left for kids. 

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews


Merging into freeway is a dream.

This SUV accelerates like a sports car. The exterior and interior styling is eye catching. I have only owned it for 3 days and at least 4 people have made positive comments.


We own a 2004 X5 love it drives excellent, safe

Our 2004 X5 is very comfortable drives great feel very safe the way it handles, has met all our expectations we like the quality car is build


Fasted vehicle I’ve ever owned.

A quantum leap in technology and performance from any vehicle I’ve previously owned. Beautifully designed interior, and handling is a pure joy. Exterior styling is elegant and sporty.

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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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