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2022 BMW X5 Trim Levels Explained

by Frank

The 2022 BMW X5 comes in four different trim levels or configurations. The sDrive40i has the rear-wheel-drive as standard, while the xDrive40i has all-wheel drive as standard. There’s an electrified xDrive45e, and the M50i comes standard with an all-wheel-drive system.

A high-performance X5 M is also available. The BMW X5 M is a high-performance luxury SUV available in two trim levels: X5 M and X5 M Competition (a package). Both are powered by a 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is included as standard.

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Which 2022 BMW X5 To Choose?

Unless you intend to regularly lap your SUV on a racetrack, I recommend sticking with one of the core models, the xDrive40i. The X5 xDrive40i is the most well-rounded version of this SUV for most buyers, thanks to its smooth-revving and efficient turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a wide range of features, packages, and options.

If you want an X5 M, skip the X5 M Competition and keep that $9300 in your pocket because the difference is negligible. Consider the Driving Assistance Professional package, which includes enhanced adaptive cruise control, or the Executive package, which includes ventilated and massaging seats if you want to go all out.

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2022 BMW X5 Standard Features

Let’s go over the core models’ standard features, available packages, and MSRP, and then move on to the M variants.

sDrive40i and xDrive40i

Both the sDrive40i and the xDrive40i have nearly identical features and capabilities, with the exception of the all-wheel-drive system that comes standard on the latter model. The sDrive begins at a price of $59,400, while the xDrive has an MSRP that begins at $61,700. Included in the list of standard features are:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (335 horsepower, 331 lb-ft)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Navigation system
  • 10-speaker audio system

Standard safety and driving assistance systems include:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert

Options on the sDrive40i and xDrive40i include:

  • Individual options
    • Leather upholstery
    • Four-zone automatic climate control
    • Third-row seating
    • Upgraded M Sport brakes
  • M Sport package
    • 20-inch wheels
    • M Sport steering wheel
    • M Sport exterior trim
  • Premium package
    • Remote engine start
    • Gesture control for the infotainment system
    • Head-up display
  • Executive package
    • Includes Premium package features plus
    • Upgraded headlights
    • Panoramic glass roof with embedded LED lighting
    • Glass-trimmed shifter and infotainment knob
    • Rear window shades
  • Climate Comfort package
    • Four-zone automatic climate control
    • Heated front armrests, steering wheel, and rear seats
  • Luxury Seating package
    • Upgraded front seats with ventilation and massage
  • Driving Assistance Professional package
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane-keeping system
    • Evasive steering assist
    • Emergency stop assist
  • Parking Assistance package
    • Automated parking system
    • Parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera system

2022 BMW X5 xDrive45e

The xDrive45e is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a starting MSRP of $63,700. It comes equipped with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, electric motors, and a hybrid battery pack that can be charged by plugging it in. According to the EPA, the xDrive45e has an all-electric driving range of up to 31 miles when the battery is fully charged. After the battery has been depleted, the xDrive45e resumes its normal operation as a conventional gas-electric hybrid vehicle. The system generates a total of 389 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

The sDrive40i and xDrive40i share the same features and options, but the xDrive45e is the only model that does not offer a third row of seating as an option. There is also a reduction in the amount of space available for cargo.


The X5 M50i is a version of the SUV that has been tuned by M Sport. It provides a more approachable path to performance for individuals who do not require the capabilities that are offered by the X5 M. The M50i has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $82,800, is driven by a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that produces 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and comes standard with numerous performance upgrades; however, it is not as intense as the high-performance X5 M.

It is outfitted in a manner that is comparable to that of other X5 models; however, some features have been added or removed. This includes the following:

  • M Sport-tuned adaptive suspension
  • M Sport exhaust
  • M Sport steering wheel
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Leather upholstery
  • Upgraded front seats with ventilation and massage
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system

Option bundles for the M50i are also comparable to those for other X5 models; however, the M50i comes standard with the exclusive Dynamic Handling package, which improves the steering and handling capabilities of the X5 M50i even further.

2022 BMW X5 M

The 2022 BMW X5 M starts at $105,900 and comes well equipped with:

  • Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (600 horsepower, 553 lb-ft of torque)
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats, armrests, and steering wheel

Standard tech features include:

  • Head-up display
  • Digital instrument display
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Surround-view camera
  • Automated parking system

The X5 M also has:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring

X5 M Competition Package

The BMW X5 M Competition is the most raucous version of the X5 M, and for an additional $9300, it includes the following upgrades:

  • Upgraded turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine (617 hp, 553 lb-ft)
  • Sport exhaust system
  • Gloss-black exterior trim enhancements

Options for the X5 M

Executive package

  • Upgraded headlights
  • Soft-close doors
  • Rear window sunshades
  • Front seats with ventilation and massage

Driving Assistance Professional package

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keeping system

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