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2019 BMW X5 v 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The quicker-than-usual development cycle for the fourth-generation BMW X5, and somewhat tardy arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, have combined to make their respective arrivals almost coalesce. Of course, we wouldn't dare determine which of these US-made luxury SUVs is superior without a proper comparison test, which we'll do as soon as both arrive on local shores: November this year for the BMW, and April/May next year for the Benz...

2019 BMW X5 xDrive 45e iPerformance revealed

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the brand new, fourth-generation BMW X5 has been revealed. Its name? The BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance. The successor to BMW’s X5 xDrive40e pairs a 210kW 3.0-litre petrol-fired inline-six with an 82kW motor, with onboard electric power stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. System output is 290kW/600Nm...

Poll: 2019 BMW X5 is a styling winner

The 2019 'G05' BMW X5 is a styling hit – at least, compared to its predecessor – according to our latest reader poll. Although it adopts a typically evolutionary design, the new X5 is larger than the car it replaces, and significantly more advanced under the skin. Up front, it runs with a much larger kidney grille than before, with more angular headlights and a chiselled jawline...

BMW X5: Through the generations

There's a new BMW X5, carrying model code G05, just four years after the last one was launched. Mercedes-Benz technically was technically the first German brand to market with a road-biased four-wheel drive – the unloved first-generation ML-Class – but BMW was the first to really nail the formula...

CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

Driving experience ‘is the core of BMW’

Despite its push to advance autonomous and semi-autonomous driver aids, not to mention alternative powertrains, BMW says the new X5 is primarily focused on the driving experience. Speaking to CarAdvice at the secret unveiling of the X5 in South Carolina last month, the car's project leader, Johann Kistler, said one of its primary focus areas was how it makes the driver feel...

2019 BMW X5: Fourth generation is two years early

The fourth-generation BMW X5 has broken with the seven-year model cycle established by previous BMWs, replacing a car released in 2014. This was always part of the plan for the G05 X5, according to BMW, as it transitions to new architectures across all models. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview event for the new X5 in South Carolina last month, Johann Kistler, project manager for the car, explained why it's here early...

2019 BMW X5 revealed, here before year's end

The all-new 2019 BMW X5 has gone official this morning, shortly after it was leaked by overseas media. Now in its fourth generation, the X5 has grown in every dimension, gained a host of new technologies, and a revised engine line-up. Compared to the outgoing model, the new SUV is 36mm longer, 66mm wider and 19mm taller, measuring 4922mm/2004mm/1745mm respectively...

2019 BMW X5 leaked

UPDATE: It's official now. Full details here. The design of the fourth-generation BMW X5 has been leaked on a Chinese forum ahead of the car's official launch later this year. These photos were spotted online by Carscoops, and show the new crossover in all its undisguised glory. As we've seen in teasers and spy photos, the new X5 has an imposing grille about the height of the Empire State Building...

2019 BMW X5 previewed - video

The all-new BMW X5 has been teased in new images and video showing the big SUV undergoing development testing ahead of its reveal in the coming months. Soon to be in its fourth generation, the X5 will introduce new suspension and chassis systems, which the company says are available for the first time in one of its 'X' models and are "virtually unique within the competitive field"...

2019 BMW X5 to be revealed later this year

BMW's boss, Harald Krüger, has confirmed the new X5 SUV will debut "later this year" – the first official confirmation of the new model's timing. Speaking at the 98th Annual General Meeting for BMW AG in Munich, Krüger said "2018 will be our X year", detailing the rollout of the X2, X3, X4, and "a successor to the X5"...