The first impression when seeing the 2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i is a more significant dimension than the previous generation.
The wheelbase is 42 mm longer compared to its predecessor (2975 mm), the length increases to 36 mm (4,922 mm), 66 mm wider (2004 mm), and 19 mm higher (to 1,745 mm).
With a larger size, the BMW X5 xDrive40i intends to satisfy the driver and its passengers without compromising practicality when carrying luggage.
The BMW X5 xDrive40i 2020 applies the Adaptive LED on the twin circular headlights with a hexagonal shape. BMW has also provided BMW Laserlight features with Selective Beam.
This feature is claimed to maximize the remote lighting function by providing better lighting up to 500 meters. The aesthetic section is optimized with blue X-shaped elements.
The element divides the hexagonal light source inside the headlamps to provide a distinctive visual effect.
On the side, the body of the BMW X5 xDrive40i is carved with fine design art. Very clear in the middle of the door, front and rear fenders, and side skirts.
This design successfully provides a more sporty body silhouette. A larger side fender vent that extends to the front of the side skirt equally delivers the effect of an aggressive look even more profound.
Now, the typical 3D LED sculptured display of BMW on the rear is broader and flatter.
There is an ‘L’ shape on the LED headlight line as a modern interpretation of the rear light graphics that distinguishes BMW X models.
The ACS (Comfort Access System) feature supported by Tailgate’s Automatic Operation is enhanced on the BMW X5 xDrive40i trunk.
A two-piece construction is fit to automatically open the lower and upper part of the trunk.
2020 BMW X5 XDrive40i Interior
Premium and ergonomic interior design will greet you when you enter the X5 xDrive40i. Vernasca’s exclusive perforated leather is exceptionally comfortable when touched.
BMW has completed the interior with anthracite brown wood panels on the dashboard and door trim.
Undoubtedly, the impression of the premium is getting more striking. Panorama glass roof comes with 30 percent larger dimensions.
Coupled with the Ambient Light feature with 11 choices of attractive color combinations.
Interestingly, the Dynamic Interior Light feature causes ambient light to flash when one of the doors is unclosed and the engine is on.
It’s worthy because this feature will make drivers and passengers more alert.
Comfort is more dominant when you sit in X5 xDrive40i. The presence of electrically adjustable thigh support will make the taller driver more comfortable.
The lumbar support dimensions are ideal for supporting the body when maneuvering but still satisfying when used on long trips.
Rear seats can provide the best comfort with an ideal sitting position.
Legs and head rooms are widely available, and even passengers over 170 cm tall will like it. Vernasca’s leather lining with soft leather feels comfortable in hand.
Digital shades dashboards have come to be part of BMW Live Cockpit Professional.
The instrument panel functionality aspect remains optimal and easy to reach, whether from the driver’s side of the front passenger.
The dashboard is layered in sporty soft leather with sharper and flatter column panel layouts and AC grille.
The sport leather material on the steering wheel is thick enough and comfortable to hold.
The 3 spoke design on the steering wheel is incredibly popular in every BMW model, but the BMW X5 xDrive looks more minimalist and elegant.
The steering audio control placement is easier and more comfortable to operate using fingers.
BMW presents the X5 xDrive40i 2020 with two capabilities, driving off-road or on the highway.
To fulfill these capabilities, BMW has included the ability to off-road.
Through the application of Adaptive 2-axle air suspension, the peak can be adapted up to 80 mm and total ground clearance up to 214 mm.
The BMW X5 xDrive40i can also pass wading depths up to 500 mm, break over angles at 20.2 degrees, even approach, and departure at 25.2 and 22.3 degrees.
BMW has pinned many advanced technologies. This technology allows driving dynamically. The use of Variable Sport Steering will make steering more precise and dynamic.
The Driving Dynamic Control mode will have different settings according to the input from Vertical Dynamic Control.
Concurrently, Dynamic Traction Control can maximize long-distance driving comfort well. The Hill Descent Control press functions to keep the car safe when moves downhill through slippery roads.
For the convenience of the driver, BMW also presents other technologies.
For example, Park Distance Control or PDC and Parking Assistant allow cars to automatically park parallel or series.
Visual to the back area when parking is exceedingly more comfortable, thanks to the Rear Parking Camera feature.
This car has applied BMW Live Cockpit Professional combined with Control Display and an excellent resolution electronic instrument cluster.
There is also a multimedia screen of 12.3 inches with OS 7.0 from BMW, customizable like a smartphone.
The interaction of intuitive multimedia has been improved better and can select among touch control using:
- Control Display
- iDrive Touch Controller
- control buttons
- voice control
- BMW gesture control
It’s all depending on the driver’s needs.
Voice control comes with the “Hey, BMW” feature.
This feature can adjust several functions, such as improving the A / C temperature or changing the ambient light color. Another exciting element of the BMW Live Cockpit Professional:
- Adaptive navigation system
- the multimedia system, 2 USB ports, 20 GB hard drive and
- WiFi interfaces.
Advanced safety support is complete, such as:
- front airbags for front passenger and driver
- side airbags and curtain head
- Dynamic Braking Lights
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- DTC/traction mode
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
- pull-away assistant
- braking readiness
- dry braking
- fading compensation
All seats are also equipped with a 3-point seatbelt system. The rear seat has additional Isofix and many other driving safety technologies.
The BMW HiFi loudspeaker with ten speakers system and 205-watt amplifiers is also standard.
Rear passengers are provided with rear-seat entertainment Professionals with a 10.2-inch touch screen and can be adjusted with BluRay drive capability and HDMI connection.
Engine, Specs, and Performance
The 2020 BMW X5 xDrive40i has an inline 6-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger features and variable valve timing Valvetronic technology with Double VANOS.
Able to produce a maximum power of 340 hp at 5,500 – 6,500 rpm and max torque of 450 Nm at 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. Acceleration 0-100 km / h is achieved in 5.5 seconds.
That fantastic performance is channeled through the 8-speed Sport Steptronic auto transmission with paddle shift.
BMW X5 xDrive40i is pretty excellent when it comes to acceleration on urban streets. Such does not require a considerable effort to achieve the desired speed.
The suspension of this car also tends to be comfortable except when entering Sport mode. When passing a bumpy road, the car body will remain comfortable.
Easy to control when maneuvering though it needs more attention because of its larger dimensions.
The Reversing Assistant feature is handy when trapped because the car can move backward automatically 50 meters following the previous steering path.
When you drive off-road, we encourage you to set the Adaptive 2-axle air suspension to the highest level to make it easier when going through bumpy terrain.
2020 BMW X5 XDrive40i price is starting at approx $65,000.
You will get a sporty “medium premium SUV” with the latest sophisticated features, complete and powerful performance, and dynamic driving character.
However, the off-road capability is not as strong as a “pure off-road” SUV.
Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast, and he has years of experience in the automotive field as an engineer. Now he is also active as an automobile blogger and member of the auto community.