Like its predecessors, the all-new 2020 BMW X5 is an xDrive all-wheel drive SUV that’s perfect for a family of adventurers who appreciate the comforts and performance that come with a luxury vehicle but want to be able to get it to the ski hill/cabin/campsite.
BMW’s X5 first debuted in 1999, marking the brand’s foray into the mid-range SUV market. Since then, it’s grown with upgrades in each new iteration.
This year, the all-new 2020 BMW X5 delivers better performance and handling than ever, as well as more space.
Here are some of the most popular questions and answers about the newly-released 2020 BMW X5.
Is the 2020 BMW X5 a 7-Seater?
The three X5 model variants, the X5 xDrive40i, X5 xDrive45e, and X5 M50i are all standard 5-seater vehicles. That said, it is possible to upgrade the xDrive40i model to a 7-seater by opting for the third-row package. When not in use, the additional two seats can be folded down to increase storage space.
Does the 2020 BMW X5 have a third row?
The core model variants of the 2020 BMW X5 are 5-seaters and do not have a third row. However, there is an upgrade package for the xDrive40i models that lets you add a third row, making it possible to fit seven people at once.
Does the 2020 BMW X5 have a remote start?
Yes. The 2020 BMW X5 has an easy-to-use remote start button on the key fob.
Can the 2020 BMW X5 tow a trailer?
Yes—as long as it doesn’t weigh more than 7,200 lbs, which is the 2020 BMW X5’s max tow weight. That means the 2020 BMW X5 can pull a variety of small trailers or boats with the factory-installed hitch.
What colours does the 2020 BMW X5 come in?
The 2020 BMW X5 comes in a variety of different colours, including Carbon Black Metallic, Arctic Grey Metallic, Alpine White, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Ametrine Metallic and Phytonic Blue Metallic. There’s something for every taste.
Does the 2020 BMW X5 have Apple CarPlay?
Yes. The 2020 BMW X5 lets you talk to Siri, reply or read texts via audio and voice control, play music and more, all thanks to Apple CarPlay, which comes installed on all base models. Even certain third-party apps can be used on the vehicle’s user interface via Apple CarPlay.
Does the 2020 BMW X5 have a CD player?
No. The 2020 BMW X5 does not have a CD player. In fact, BMW has been phasing out the CD player in its newer vehicles, opting instead to let users stream audio audio content via bluetooth.