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2024 BMW X5 and X6 Update Brings Facelift and Power

The 2024 BMW X5 and X6’s mid-cycle refresh brings quite a bit to the table


  • The midsize SUVs gain more power.

  • The PHEV X5 not only gets more power but its EV range increases too.

  • Visual changes include narrower headlights and redesigned front bumpers.


Both of these premium midsize SUVs are monster hits for BMW. The X5 specifically often returns as the most engaging and attractive offering in its crowded and highly competitive segment. The BMW X5 and X6 are more chiseled, powerful, and efficient than ever.

 

2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW

The most noticeable change on both vehicles is undoubtedly at the front end; narrower headlights and the illuminated kidney grille give them a sleeker look than before, while redesigned bumpers up the SUVs’ sportiness and unique designs. The interior also gets some modern touches like improved infotainment systems and additional storage space for all your belongings. The dashboard of BMW’s upgraded models gets a curved display, containing a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch touchscreen all on one sheet of glass – running the updated BMW iDrive operating system. A luminous ambient light is situated in front of the passenger seat, in addition to an illuminated welcome light appearing as you open the car door.

2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW

But it’s under the hood where things really get interesting – no matter which version you choose, you will get more.

The X5 and X6’s powertrains have also been upgraded for the 2024 model year with 48V mild hybrid technology for all. The base 40i models are powered by an impressive 3L turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine that now produces 375 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, while the M60i gets a new 4.4-liter V8 that produces the same 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque.

2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW

Additionally, the plug-in hybrid X5 xDrive 50e, previously the xDrive45e, now boasts nearly 100 extra horsepower and an extended electric driving range of roughly 15 km. It now has a total output of 483 horsepower thanks to a revised turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline engine that uses the Miller cycle and a significantly more powerful electric motor. The battery now offers 25.7 kWh of usable capacity and the range is estimated at 64 km, compared with 50 km previously.

Both the 2024 BMW X5 and X6 will see packaging differences, and for the better. The Adaptive M Suspension is standard on the X5 M60i, X6 xDrive40i, and X6 M60i models and available as an option on the X5 xDrive40i. Additionally, 4-Wheel Steering is a standard feature on the M60i versions of both SUVs.

Pricing has increased substantially from 2023 to the new 2024 models, between $6,000 and at least $10,000. Here’s the breakdown:

VariantMSRP (CAD)
X5 xDrive40i$86,000
X5 xDrive50e$90,500
X5 M60i$105,000
X6 xDrive40i$92,000
X6 M60i$108,000

 

2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X5 | Photo: BMW
2024 BMW X6 | Photo: BMW

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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