Published on February 8th, 2023 | by Subhash Nair


2024 BMW X5 (G05) LCI Model Debuts With Powertrain & Design Changes

The all-important BMW X5 model gets a facelift in its fourth generation.

It’s hard to conceive that the fourth generation BMW X5 has been around since late 2018, but that’s the truth of it. And since over four years have lapsed since the ‘G05’ series BMW X5 first debuted, it has been given its customary ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ or facelift model. These changes are largely mirrored on the BMW X6 – the ‘coupé’ variant of the X5.

For 2024, the BMW X5 now comes with a number of design and powertrain changes. We’ve summarised the changes below.

Exterior Design Changes

On this new X5, xLine design elements are now fitted as standard. The headlight units now use an outline that is 35mm slimmer with driving light elements that serve as turn signals now pointed outward. Options for lighting include Matrix LED headlights with adaptive control, BMW Selective Beam, M Shadowline lights.

The front grille now features the Iconic Glow option for 6-cylinder versions of the X5. The bumpers feature vertical air curtains and there are pearl-effect chrome trim details on the lower air intakes. The air breathers on the side panels have also been redesigned with Satim Aluminium trim. The roof rails get the same finish. Taillight graphics have been updated too with a contoured ‘L’ shape reminiscent of the current X3‘s taillight design.

New M Sport Package Pro & Colours

Now you can option lower range variants of the BMW X5 with elements from the range-topping BMW X5 M60i xDrive with the M Sport Package Pro. This includes:

  • Double Bars
  • M Logo for the kidney grille
  • M exterior mirror caps in black high-gloss
  • exhaust system tailpipe trim
  • M quad pipe style

The range topping BMW X5 does have an exclusive colour, M Marina Bay Blue metallic. The rest of the X5 lineup gets new colours too: Blue Ridge Mountain metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic, and Frozen Pure Grey metallic.

Enhanced Cockpit And Technology

The interior of the new X5 has been given the BMW Curved Display with BMW Operating System 8 and the latest iDrive system. The screens measure 12.3″ and 14.9″ for the digital instrument cluster and infotainment respectively. The dashboard now features a leather-like ‘Sensafin’ surfacing material, a new ambient light bar with LED backlighting and model lettering.

There’s also a redesigned gear selector lever and touch-sensitive controls on the centre console too. Options include a Sky Lounge panoramic sunroof with LED illumination, glass application on selected controls, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and more.

New automated driving and parking systems are also now included including Highway Assistant for hands-free driving on limited highways. Automatic Speed Limit Assist, Exit Warning, Active Navigation, Route Speed Control, Traffic Light Recognition, Emergency Stop Assistant, Lane Change Assistant and Merging Assistant are highlights. Driverless parking through the My BMW App on the iPhone is optionally available.

Powertrain And Performance Enhancements

The powertrains have been updated with a 48V mild hybrid system with power going to a new 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with an electric oil pump and torsion dampers for smoother shifts. All-wheel drive xDrive is available. The hybrid system features a little electric motor good for 12 hp and 200Nm of torque for better efficiency and power delivery.

The plug-in hybrid model, the X5 xDrive50e now offers more power (+96hp, +100Nm of torque), sharper delivery (about -0.7 seconds faster to 100km/h from a standstill), better efficiency and improved range (94-110km now thanks to a battery with 25% more usable energy). Even the charging rate over AC power has been doubled to 7.4kW.


The 6-cylinder petrol models have a new generation 3.0L turbocharged engine that cuts the 0-100km/h acceleration time down by 0.1s. The V8 models soldier on with some improvements in metrics due to the mild hybrid system.

G05 LCI BMW X5 rear in motion

Other performance changes include changes to the anti-roll bars, a new xOffroad package, adaptive M Suspension Professional have also been made available.

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