BMW has just announced a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 BMW X5 and X6 crossovers. Set to be officially unveiled at the Amelia Concours d’Elegance in March 2023, the refreshed 2024 X5 will continue to serve as a direct rival to the Cadillac XT6.
The refreshed 2024 BMW X5 will feature a new front fascia, highlighted by a redesigned grille and headlamps. The side vents have been restyled, while out back, the taillamps feature a new design with fiber-optic lighting elements. The refreshed 2024 BMW X6 also features similar revisions to the exterior design.
Moving into the interior, both BMW luxury crossovers feature a new fully digital display that stretches from a 12.3-inch driver instrument cluster behind the steering wheel to a 14.9-inch infotainment screen. To house this massive curved panel, the dashboard and center console has been also been redesigned.
In the powertrain department, there a few notable developments for the 2024 X5. First is the introduction of the BMW X5 xDrive50e plug-in hybrid, which combines a revised gasoline engine with an electric drive unit for a maximum output of 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, along with an all-electric range of up to 40 miles. In addition, there’s a new twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, as well as a next-generation turbocharged I6 engine with 375 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is found in all 2024 X5 and X6 variants.
Production on the 2024 BMW X5 and X6 will begin in April 2023, with a starting MSRP of $66,195.
As previously mentioned, the 2024 X5 will compete with the Cadillac XT6, which is also scheduled to receive a mid-cycle refresh. Featuring styling revisions and interior updates, the current 2023 XT6’s powertrains are expected to carry over. This includes the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Regardless of engine option, the GM nine-speed automatic transmission is equipped as standard, while FWD is standard and AWD is optional.
Under the skin, the XT6 rides on the GM C1 platform, while production of the 2024 model year is scheduled to kick off in June 2023 at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. Currently, pricing details have not been released.