2018 BMW SUV Reviews
For nearly two decades, BMW has helped define what a luxury SUV means to the public, and their 2018 lineup carries on their tradition of luxury, quality, and spirited performance.
The new 2018 BMW SUVs are also incredibly diverse in form and function, ranging from the nimble compact X1 to the astonishingly powerful twin-turbo V8 X6 M. There’s enough variety for any driver in Manhattan, NY, Bronx, NY and Queens, NY to get the perfect mix of style and functionality.
Learn about all of the available models below to narrow down your choices, and experience your top choices in person during a test drive at BMW of Manhattan.
2018 BMW X1
The 2018 BMW X1 is the most compact BMW SUV, perfect for city driving thanks to its nimble handling and agile powertrain. A 228 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine connects to an eight-speed automatic in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive configurations.
Don’t let the X1’s small size fool you, either. With 42 inches of headroom and a 27.1 cubic foot cargo area, it’s big enough for any adventures around the city and highway.
2018 BMW X2
Brand new and arriving in spring 2018, the BMW X2 model is a sportier version of the X1 meant for enthusiasts and those with a desire for bolder styling. X2 models get a 228 hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.
The real joy of the X2 comes into play within its options packages. The M Sport X package, for instance, includes unique bumpers and side skirts, a Frozen Grey exterior trim color, and standard 19-inch alloy wheels. Customize your own X2 to represent your style and turn heads on the New York streets.
2018 BMW X3
Spacious yet sleek, the BMW X3 is a compact SUV with a roomier interior, bigger cargo capacity and larger profile compared to the subcompact X1 and X2. Drivers have the choice between a 248 hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine or a turbo inline-six capable of 355 hp. Either comes coupled to an eight-speed transmission with paddle shifters and standard all-wheel drive.
Excellent body control, pinpoint steering and the ability to load on performance options like adaptive dampers and variable steering makes the X3 a true performance SUV in the spirit of BMW’s legendary 3-series.
2018 BMW X4
Arriving in July 2018, the brand new BMW X4 reinvents the four-door fastback model while adding better performance options. Drivers can choose the 248 hp turbo four cylinder engine or opt for the more-powerful 355 hp turbocharged inline-six. All engine choices hook to an eight-speed transmission and have torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. A 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system is also standard.
Performance packages include larger front brake rotors, a rear differential, an adjustable sport suspension, and the ability to add launch control programming, which can propel the X4 from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.
2018 BMW X5
One of the first luxury SUVs on the planet, the BMW X5 is now on its third version (internal code F15) and going as strong as ever. Drivers have a huge range of choices, including four powertrains and the option for a third row seat. Base trims come with standard RWD, and xDrive all-wheel drive is standard on many model trims and configurations. An eight-speed transmission
The available engine choices are:
- 300 hp turbo inline-six engine
- 445 hp twin-turbo V-8 engine
- 255 hp turbo-diesel inline-six engine
- Plug-in hybrid with 308 combined hp and a 14-mile electric-only range
There’s also the impressive X5 M, which boasts a 567 hp twin-turbo V-8 with 21-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance tires. The 2018 BMW X5 M has 553 lb-ft of torque at just 22000 rpm and a tested 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds, making it shockingly fast despite its roomy size.
2018 BMW X6
Imposing in stature and with an unmitigated style, the 2018 BMW X6 redefines what a large performance SUV can be. It offers a 300 hp 3.0 liter inline-six turbocharged engine or an upgraded 445 hp 4.4-liter turbo V-8. BMW’s advanced Driving Dynamics control system is standard, and the many performance options include an adjustable air suspension.
The X6 M drops in a 567 hp twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and includes upgraded 21 inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Super Sport performance tires.
Come Test Drive all the Great BMW SUVs at BMW of Manhattan
The huge range of BMW SUVs and trim options means that just about any driver in Manhattan, Queens or the Bronx can find the perfect model for them. Take a look at our current available BMW of Manhattan inventory to see the luxury BMW SUV that could await you, and book your favorite models for a test drive today!