BMW won't begin selling the 2014 X5 for another few months, but the German manufacturer has brought the third-generation SAV's configurator online, allowing interested customers to poke around and look at the X5's optional goodies.

Like the 3 Series, the X5 is available in a number of lines that load up extras automatically. There's also a do-it-yourself truck that allows owners to pick and choose if they're not enamored with the styling or trim of one of the dedicated packages. As usual, the options list is quite vast, regardless of which line is chosen. We were able to easily take the new, rear-drive X5 sDrive35i, which started at $52,800, and bring the total price up past $80,000.

The new X5 carries over its 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 from the current model, as well as BMW's excellent 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline-six. The X5 xDrive35d, with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel will also be available on the third-generation SUV, but won't hit dealers until early 2014. BMW is stepping outside of the X5's usual bounds, offering a dedicated rear-drive model, available with all the same trimmings as the xDrive vehicles. Head over to BMW's US consumer page and have a go.


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      DracoSolon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why does it look so low to the ground and have minimal ground clearance? Does the phrase "tall wagon" come to anyone else's mind?
        Karl_T
        • 1 Year Ago
        @DracoSolon
        Because when the closest thing to off road an 'SUV' will see is when the paved spots are taken and soccer parents have to park in the grass, ground clearance isn't really an issue. Someone looking for true off-road capability in that price range will be shopping at Rover.
      Jonathan Wayne
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well that escalated quickly and by escalated I mean the price. The xDrive35i started out at about $55K and quickly rose to just shy of $80K nicely optioned but still not all the way. I think it is rather insulting to offer leatherette on a $55K+ vehicle. Quite frankly at these prices I can't see why you would not just go get a Mercedes Benz GL for the same money, that has much more room and a V8 engine or the diesel? Or you could get a pretty loaded to the gills ML350 for about $68,000. I can't for the life of me fathom why anyone would buy the new X5.
      Greg
      • 1 Year Ago
      I built my X5 xDrive50i M Line to $90,250.
        Ak74
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Greg
        I've build mine 50i M sport and it is $75K Placed an order 2 days ago and lease is gonna be $750 a month.
          Adrian Elliot
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ak74
          Really? $750/moth including tax? With how much due at least signing?
          Jonathan Wayne
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ak74
          Clearly you are an imbecile Bobby Tard. AK47 made a comment that his payment would be $750 a month thus implying that it was his payment with no money down. Adrian then made a comment implying that this payment was not possible without money down and I then replied that it would have to be somewhere in the neighborhood of at least $6,000 down to get that payment. When you are done trying to play Internet tough guy/rich guy, go back outside and see if you can get your 1985 Honda Civic to start.
      dea5787
      • 1 Year Ago
      I\'ve been bored at work all day surfing the web. Earlier in my shift I actually went to bmwusa.com and it wasn\'t there. I guess I\'ll be heading back now to kill some time and see how much more expensive this generation has gotten over the last one.
      NJ M
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes me want one badly......!
      S40Powered
      • 1 Year Ago
      Horrible. Looking at the first and second generation of the X5, this one looks like a smashed Kia.
        FIDTRO
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        The first generation looked good and I'd say the second one looked even better, and I think this one will look better in person.
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S40Powered
        Please! Don't insult Kia.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Uglier and more expensive. What else is new with BMW?
      Ak74
      • 1 Year Ago
      They choose options like individual leather and stuff that are not necessary at all. Also X5 V8 has 450HP and 480lb-tq and 0 to 60 4.8 seconds which is crazy for a big car like that and it's not an M car.
      lazybeans
      • 1 Year Ago
      BMWs are for the discriminating buyer. Their cars are worlds apart from the common luxo brand. With amenities options like ceramic controls, it's no wonder BMW is the ultimate driving machine.
        knightrider_6
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lazybeans
        "With amenities options like ceramic controls..." You mean the same material that my toilet is made of?
      Scott
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm getting really frustrated with BMW adding at least 20% if not more to the car's cost through necessary options. Sure, you might be able to order a stripped model (I doubt the dealer would stock them), but who wants to pay over $50K for a no-option X5. Just call it $65K nicely equipped and quit trying to jerk around your potential buyers..
        Richard
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scott
        Because there are some people who NEED the badge but don't need power windows.....
          knightrider_6
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Richard
          @ Ak74 Santa Fe has more features.
          Ak74
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Richard
          List of Standard Options: 1CC Automatic Start/Stop function 216 Servotronic 245 Power adjustable steering column 258 Run-flat tires 2AZ 18" Light alloy wheels style 446-with all-season run-flat tires (18x8.5, 255/55 R18) 2H4 19" Light alloy Multi-Spoke wheels style448 with all-season run-flat tires (19x9.0, 255/50 R19) 2VB Tire pressure monitor 302 Anti-theft alarm system 316 Power tailgate 319 Universal garage-door opener 346 Chrome line exterior trim 3AA Roof rails black 3AG Rear-view camera 402 Panoramic moonroof 420 Privacy glass 423 Floor mats 430 Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors 431 Auto-dimming rearview mirror 441 Smoker's package 456 Multi-contour seats 459 Power front seats with driver seat memory 488 Lumbar support 493 Storage package 494 Heated front seats 4AC Poplar Wood Trim 4U2 Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO 508 Park Distance Control Xenon headlights 524 Adaptive light control 534 Automatic climate control 563 Ambiance lighting 575 Additional 12-V power sockets 5A1 LED Fog Lights 609 Navigation system w/ touchpad 645 Radio control US 676 Hi-fi sound system 693 Satellite radio preparation 697 DVD Area coding (North America) 6AC BMW Assist eCall 6AE BMW TeleServices 6AK BMW Online 6AM Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information 6AP Remote Services 6NR BMW Apps 6NS Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration 823 Hot-climate version 845 Acoustic belt warning 853 Language Version English 8KL Oil Chg 10,000 mls/12 months 8SL Trailer hitch prewiring 8SM Visible chassis number 8TN Daytime driving lights 927 All-season tires
      leo
      • 1 Year Ago
      i like it, but the prices are approaching those of small homes when loaded
        jessesrq
        • 1 Year Ago
        @leo
        It is no more expensive than any other luxury SUV. The only thing about the options list that seems off is that Comfort Access, a feature that should be standard by now, can only be had as part of a $2,700 - $4,100 package (depending on model) that includes comparatively useless soft close doors.
      Adrian Elliot
      • 1 Year Ago
      LOL RWD SUV STFU BMW
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