The base X5 sDrive40i may be at the bottom of the lineup, but it's far from sparsely equipped. It comes standard with 19-inch wheels, power folding and heated mirrors, a wood trimmed interior, Apple CarPlay, a 10-speaker sound system, SiriusXM satellite radio, two 12.3-inch displays, multiple USB ports, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof with a 2-piece glass panel, rain sensing wipers, a power liftgate, heated front seats and ambient lighting.
The X5 M50i has a more aggressive exterior, with body colored side skirts and wheel arches along with a more aggressive front fascia. It looks far more aggressive and sportier on the outside to go along with its more serious performance goods. In addition to the bigger engine, it also gets sportier suspension, 20-inch wheels and a rear limited slip differential tuned by BMW's M division. Handling is improved over other versions of the X5, and the M50i should be able to hit 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
The X5 M is powered by a 4.4L twin turbo V8 that's capable of 600 horsepower or 617 in the competition model. The X5 M rides on 21-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, has painted calipers and bigger brakes, sport bucket heated front seats, and a heated leather sport steering wheel.
Standard safety equipment includes front and rear parking sensors, a lane departure warning system, blind spot warning, forward collision mitigation, rear collision warning, a pedestrian detection system, a driver attention alert and a traffic sign information system.