Sneak Peek: The 2024 BMW X5 xDrive50e Unveiled at Amelia Island

In February, BMW formally introduced the X5 LCI. The X5 has since undergone a substantial overhaul and is now publicly displayed. The lineup at The Amelia includes the X5 M with standard Competition equipment. This also includes the first-ever xDrive50e, which boasts impressive hardware upgrades compared to the xDrive45e. Furthermore, the 2024 model year has seen the significant design and technological advancements across the entire range.

The BMW Blog team got up close and personal with the X5 xDrive50e. It features the brand-new Blue Ridge Mountain metallic paint finish. This plug-in hybrid SUV sports a rugged appearance. It comes with silver accents and black plastic cladding on the wheel arches and rear bumper. These changes signify a departure from BMW’s usual M Sport Package for new product debuts. Customers can upgrade to 22-inch wheels, with the standard set being 21 inches – not the largest available.

In line with the X6 LCI, its traditionally designed sister sports thinner matrix LED headlights and daytime running lights in the shape of arrows. The charging port cap for the PHEV model is located on the left-front fender, along with an “electrified by I” emblem designating the model as electrified. The only significant alteration to the luxobarge’s rear is adding an “X” design to the taillights BMW.

The 2024 X5 merely gets a mid-cycle makeover. However, the exterior styling has undergone some tweaks that give it a new look. The interior’s implementation of iDrive 8 gives the dashboard a next-generation feel. It’s because the two huge screens make it appear more futuristic. On the other hand, some people object to the fact that fewer conventional buttons are necessary to access the most frequently used features easily. 

After its debut this weekend in Florida, the 2024 X5 series will begin manufacturing in Spartanburg the following month, when the X6 is expected to start rolling off the assembly line.

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