2019 BMW X5 XDrive40i Review

If you want to drive around Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx in a powerful and luxurious SUV, you’ve probably considered the BMW X5. This SUV makes two different trim levels available, but the team at BMW of Manhattan found a lot to like about the 2019 BMW xDrive40i in particular.

Check out our 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i Review to learn more about what this vehicle has to offer.

2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i Performance

The BMW X5 xDrive40i really is a high-performance SUV. It gets moving with a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo I-6 engine that delivers 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. This output helps it tow up to 6,603 pounds when properly equipped.

This is enough to take a pop-up camper with you next time you rough it upstate or haul a pontoon boat down to the beach. It can also put its torque to good use on the launch, accelerating from 0-60 MPH in as little as 5.3 seconds.

It can reach 60 MPH so quickly because of the Launch Control feature that detects wheel hop at launch and automatically adjusts engine torque to improve your grip. This is part of the 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission that keeps your shift schedules optimized and efficient.

Interior and Seating

When you get behind the wheel of the BMW X5 xDrive40i, we recommend playing around with your seating arrangement. You can adjust the driver’s seat up to 16 ways to find the perfect setting. This includes 4-way power lumbar support to help reduce fatigue on long trips. With a memory system, you can be sure to lock your position in place, so that you don’t lose it if someone borrows your car.

You can accommodate a total of five passengers comfortably between the two rows, with 33.9 cubic feet of trunk space. If you need even more room, fold down the rear seat and fill the whole 72.3-cubic-foot cargo area. A cargo cover is also included to cover up valuable items or protect fragile items from the sun.

With a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, you can truly optimize your interior between cargo and passengers.

2019 BMW X5 iDrive 7.0 and Other Technology Features

In addition to high-end comfort, the interior of the BMW X5 xDrive40i is also incredibly high-tech. It comes standard with the iDrive 7.0 system, which uses touchscreen or voice-command controls to access music streaming, phone calls, and texting from your Bluetooth®-connected smartphone.

It also includes an integrated navigation system and two fast-charging USB ports.

To help you stay safe during your journey, the Active Driving Assistant scans for potential hazards on the road. This suite includes many smart safety systems, like:

  • Daytime Pedestrian Protection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert

It also features Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation. This system uses sensors to scan for unseen hazards ahead of you when traveling at low speeds. If slower-moving or stopped traffic is detected, it’ll issue an alert or automatically hit the brakes to attempt to prevent an impact.

Test Drive the 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i

If you have questions about our 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i review, come to BMW of Manhattan. We can talk about this SUV in more detail and even get you out for a test drive around Manhattan, Queens, and the Bronx.

Contact us to schedule your test drive!