BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport: What we like

BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport: What we like

BMW X5 hoisted the flag for the brand’s X lineup of SUVs back in 1999. Over the years, it has proven itself as one of the most efficient and powerful premium Sports Activity vehicles on the road. The five-seater Bimmer is also a go-to choice of big, premium SUV buyers in the Malaysian market. So, here we have come up with the things we like about the locally-assembled model, but before starting that have a look at the BMW X5 price.

Available in a single xDrive45e M Sport plug-in hybrid variant, the SUV is priced at RM 418,813 (on-the-road with SST rebate, without insurance). Although the actual retail price tag of the car reads RM 593,739, the incentives available for the energy-efficient vehicles bring it down to RM 428,170. A rebate of RM 9,356 sales tax further reduces the price. Take note, the SST exemption will remain on offer till 13th December 2021.

BMW X5 side

Moving onto the BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport things we like-

Road presence

The latest version of the X5 measures 4,922 mm in length, 1,745 mm in height,  2,004 mm in width, and has a wheelbase of 2,975 mm. As compared to its predecessor. It is 36 mm longer, 66 mm wider, and 15 mm taller. Complementing its huge proportions is an imposing single-piece butterfly grille on the front paired with Laserlight LED headlights. The taut lines, angular cuts, and strong details further accentuate its look. Moreover, the ground clearance measuring 214 mm adds weight to the X5’s appearance.

BMW X5 rear

M Sport package

Another striking thing we like about the BMW X5 M Sport is the M Performance parts that enhance the SUV’s athleticism. These include 20-inch M light alloy wheels in Star-Spoke style 740 M Bicolour paired with signature M Sport brakes. Also, parts of the kit are:

  • M Performance rear diffuser (carbon fibre)
  • M Performance rear winget (carbon fibre)
  • M Performance exterior mirror cap (carbon fibre)
  • M Performance steering wheel
  • M Performance pedal covers (stainless steel)

BMW X5 steering wheel

Engine performance

The BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport is equipped with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine paired with the BMW eDrive technology. The engine generates a maximum power output of 286 PS from 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 450 Nm from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. It is mated to an electric motor that delivers 113 PS and 265 Nm of torque, making the combined system output 394 PS and 600 Nm. The transmission duties are taken care of by an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with enhanced shift dynamics.

BMW X5 side

On the performance front, the SAV can hit the century sprint in 5.6 seconds before attaining a top speed of 235 kmph. If we talk about the full-electric mode, the top speed is rated at 135 kmph with an electrical driving range of up to 77 km on a full charge. The BMW X5 fuel consumption is just 2.5 litres per 100 km (40 kmpl) on the NEDC combined cycle.

Features galore

The equipment list of the BMW X5 xDrive45e is quite lengthy. It comprises adaptive LED headlights, welcome light carpet, anti-dazzle exterior, and interior mirrors, four-zone climate control, panoramic glass roof, powered tailgate, power-adjustable steering wheel, and front seats, and heat protection, and sun protection glazing.  

BMW X5 interior

As for infotainment and instrument cluster, the cabin has two 12.3-inch screens with Apple CarPlay mated to 14-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, 360-degree parking camera, a head-up display, gesture control, and auto start/stop. It also features a rear-seat entertainment pack including two 10.2-inch touch screens monitors.


In terms of safety, BMW packed the SUV with six airbags, dynamic braking lights, run-flat tyres, dynamic stability control, cruise control, and traction control. The SUV also offers next-level driving assistance via the BMW Personal CoPilot, which comprises lane departure warning, lane change warning, and front collision warning with brake intervention, crossing traffic warning rear, rear collision prevention, and speed limit info. Also part of the ADAS pack is an Intelligent Parking Assistant Plus and Reversing Assistant.

In a nutshell, we can say the BMW X5 xDrive45e M Sport stands out in the super-competitive segment with an impressive level of performance, innovation, and convenience. Do tell us your views about the SAV in the comments below.

Also read: BMW introduced a 100% recyclable car concept, the i Vision Circular

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