The BMW X5 continues to be a number one SUV in its market, with its fifth era (G65) anticipated to uphold its profitable legacy in 2026. Constructed upon the CLAR platform, much like its predecessor, the upcoming 2026 BMW X5 guarantees a various vary of powertrain decisions, encompassing conventional combustion engines, hybrids, and electrical choices. Though not each market will obtain all variants, the US is anticipated to proceed providing V8 fashions, together with the highest mannequin BMW X5 M60.

V8 Nonetheless Supplied In The U.S.

Slated for launch in Summer time 2026, the BMW X5 G65 will preserve the favored V8 variant however not for all markets. For instance, Germany is more likely to exclude it from their lineup. The rumored 4.4-liter V8 TwinTurbo engine is anticipated to ship roughly 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. This engine will doubtless be paired with an 8-speed Sport Computerized transmission with paddle shifters and Launch Management. It’s going to additionally function a 48-volt gentle hybrid system that enhances gasoline effectivity and smoothness.

As for its design, the 2027 BMW X5 G65’s look is but underneath wraps, however it’s anticipated to include components of the Neue Klasse design philosophy, signaling a departure from its historically gradual styling evolution. Noteworthy Neue Klasse options, such because the Panoramic Show and a revamped central show (as seen within the Neue Imaginative and prescient Klasse idea), will largely doubtless be current.

This mannequin is rumored to be in manufacturing from August 2026 via July 2033. It is very important word the absence of an ‘i’ within the M60 designation, signaling BMW’s technique to eradicate the ‘i’ from petrol fashions to tell apart them from the all-electric iX5 SUV, whereas diesel and plug-in hybrids will retain their ‘d’ and ‘e’ suffixes, respectively, to reduce confusion. As all the time, the BMW X5 M60 has but to be confirmed by BMW, and the title adjustments as effectively.