Following on the heels of its official debut a month ago, BMW has officially revealed the final pricing ladder for the 2014 BMW X5 which aims to bring in new buyers with its updated exterior and interior styling to compete against rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz ML class, the 2014 Porsche Cayenne, and the Land Rover LR4.
Base prices will begin at $53,725 for the base rear-wheel drive X5 sDrive35i while its xDrive-equipped sibling will begin at a slightly higher $56,025 with both prices including the $925 destination fee. Not only is this new pricing higher than competitors such as the Mercedes ML which has a lower base price of $48,175, but it also represents a whopping $5,000 dollar increase in price over the previous generation X5 which featured standard all-wheel drive and a lower base price of $48,425. Buyers willing to empty their bank accounts will be pleased with the familiar 3.0 liter TwinPower turbocharged inline six which is borrowed from the 3 Series, and makes a healthy 300 horsepower and an equally stout 300 lb-ft of torque in either trim. Buyers can also add a distinct flair to their purchase by choosing from three “design lines” (Luxury line, xLine, and M Sport line) as well as two special interior design packages that feature either Ivory White or Mocha depending on the package that is chosen.
Meanwhile, the range topping X5 xDrive50i will have a base price of $69,125 which is an increase of $4,000 but it allows buyers to enjoy the spirited performance from the familiar 4.4 liter twin turbocharged V8 which is good for 445 horsepower and a stump pulling 480 lb-ft of torque. These figures are not only higher than the 402 horsepower Benz, but also slightly higher than the track oriented Porsche Cayenne GTS which wields a potent 420 horsepower. Buyers looking for a fuel efficient bargain will be pleased with the xDrive35d model which sheds $100 versus last years model, and now starts at $57,525. This version of the X5 features a fuel efficient 3.0 liter diesel engine which is good for 255 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque and boasts mileage that is on par with many diesel powered rivals.
Look for the 2014 BMW X5 to begin trickling into BMW showrooms later this year with diesel versions arriving shortly after in early 2014.