The refreshed BMW X5 won’t go into production at the brand’s factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina, until April of this year, but we already know what it looks like. Just yesterday, the Bavarian company released photos and official information about the 2024 X5 (and 2024 X6), which debuted with new electrified engines, a modified front fascia and a revised cabin. We have a quick visual comparison between the X5 2024 and the X5 2019 so you can easily check the differences. In all the examples below, the new X5 is on the left and its predecessor on the right.
We knew from the spy photos that the X5 would get some substantial changes up front. As you can see, the headlights have a new shape and internal graphics, while the grilles have been subtly redesigned. The lower part of the dashboard now features a more prominent bumper with chrome trim matching the shape of the air intakes on the sides. In general, the 2024 X5 looks a lot like the new X1, although it still has its own personality.
At the rear, the changes are less noticeable. The overall shape of the rear fascia remains unchanged, although the taillights now have darker internal graphics with a more visible 3D effect. Everything else seems to be carried over from the pre-facelift model without modifications, including the rear bumper, the aluminum diffuser and the integrated chrome exhaust pipes.
The situation is identical when looking at the side profile. The refreshed model has the same overall profile and lines, but that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since the 2024 model is just an LCI (Life Cycle Impulse) and not a complete redesign. Depending on the trim level, there will be new wheel designs, as well as different trims for the front fenders and side skirts.
The cabin is where the biggest changes happen. The facelifted X5 gets BMW’s iDrive 8 infotainment system with a 12.3-inch information display and 14.9-inch instrument display sharing a single bezel. The switch to new hardware also brings changes to the center console. The steering wheel is also new and we also notice a different dashboard due to the new dual screen layout. The seat design, meanwhile, remains intact.