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You can find 201 different trims/engines for the BMW X5 and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.

The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2022 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.

The BMW is a mid-sized SUV that has been in production since 1999, making it the oldest SUV in the lineup currently. During this time, there have been a total of four generations. The latest models debuted in 2019.

It is also one of the largest SUVs made by BMW, second only to the BMW X7. It is considered the larger sibling to both the X1 and X3.

Internal designations are E53, E70, F15/F85, and the latest version is G05/G18.

It features a 5-door layout and has a capacity of up to 7-seats depending on the selected options.

Drivetrains consist of BMW’s sDrive and xDrive, a rear-wheel and a four-wheel drivetrain respectively. These form the basis of the given trim levels.

These trims start with the base sDrive40i, followed by the xDrive40i, xDrive45e iPerformance, and M50i. There are also the X5 M and M Competition versions which feature high-performance engines and various other mechanical components.

There are diesel versions marked with a ‘d’ at the end of their name instead of the petrol’s ‘i’ and the hybrid ‘e.’

Petrol engines have ranged between the newer and smaller turbocharged 2-liter inline-4 through to the older 4.8-liter V8. Newer M models have seen a reduction in engine size, being restricted to twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8s instead.

Diesel engines are either a 2-liter inline-4, 2-liter inline-6, or 3-liter inline-6. Interestingly, the larger version has a fairly unique quad-turbocharger system.

Additionally, there have been both mild and plug-in hybrid versions in several of the smaller configurations.

The X5 is one of the most popular luxury SUVs on the market today. It has also received critical acclaim, winning the 2021 Luxury SUV of the Year from What Car? magazine.

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