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2012 BMW X5 Trims

xDrive35d

Avg. Price: $45,120

The diesel-powered X5 xDrive35d sport activity vehicle receives a number of new standard features for 2012, including Nevada leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable steering column and a power liftgate. BMW also adds power lumbar support for the 10-way power-adjustable front seats. Ambient lighting and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror are also included, along with an updated 10-speaker, 205-watt audio system, which now includes a USB port and HD radio, although satellite radio remains an option. Dark Burl Walnut wood trim, a panoramic sunroof, an engine start/stop button, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls are among the other interior features. In addition, BMW includes its iDrive turn-and-push vehicle control dial, which enables drivers to manage the vehicle's climate control, audio and communications systems.

The X5 xDrive35d manages fairly decent fuel economy numbers of 19/26 mpg, thanks to its 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine. Mated to a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, it develops 265 hp and a hefty 425 lb-ft of torque. The xDrive35d also comes equipped with BMW's xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which works in conjunction with the electronic stability control and traction control systems. Other safety features include hill descent control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, as well as a full range of airbags. Outside, the xDrive35d receives new LED corona light rings around the headlights for 2012, as well as new roof rails. Other standard exterior features include HID auto-leveling headlights, halogen foglights, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips and 18-inch light-alloy wheels with run-flat tires.

xDrive35i

Avg. Price: $41,198

The BMW X5 xDrive35i receives a few minor updates for 2012, including standard roof rails and new LED corona light rings around the headlights, as well as a cargo cover and an updated audio system with a USB port. The xDrive35i continues to display a well-balanced exterior look, with a sculpted nose, signature dual-kidney grille, prominent wheel arches and rising side lines. HID auto-leveling headlights, halogen foglights, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips and 18-inch light-alloy wheels are among other exterior features. Inside, the xDrive35i receives an updated 10-speaker, 205-watt audio system with a USB port and HD radio, although satellite radio remains an option. Leatheretter upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, an engine start/stop button, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls are among the other interior features. In addition, BMW includes the iDrive turn-and-push vehicle control dial, which enables drivers to manage the vehicle's climate control, audio and communications systems.

Power for the xDrive35i comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, which produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. BMW pairs it with an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, which comes standard. Fuel economy numbers check in at 16/23 mpg. Premium fuel is required. The xDrive35i also comes equipped with BMW's xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system. Safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, hill descent control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, as well as a full range of airbags.

xDrive35i Premium

Avg. Price: $42,456

The 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium comes equipped with a number of features not found on the entry-level X5 trim, including leather upholstery, burl walnut wood interior trim and heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment. BMW also adds power lumbar support for 2012. The xDrive35i Premium also comes equipped with a power-adjustable steering column, front and rear sunroofs, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a rear parking aid and a power liftgate. An updated 10-speaker, 205-watt audio system includes a USB port and HD radio, although satellite radio remains an option. BMW also includes its iDrive turn-and-push vehicle control dial, which enables drivers to manage the dual-zone climate control, audio and communications systems. An engine start/stop button, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls are among the other interior features.

Outside, the xDrive35i Premium gets new LED corona light rings around the headlights, as well as new roof rails. A rear spoiler, HID headlights, halogen foglights, chrome exhaust tips and 19-inch light-alloy wheels are among the other exterior features. Underneath the sculpted hood, BMW drops its base 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine, which generates 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The engine links to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and fuel-economy numbers check in at 16/23 mpg. Premium fuel is required. The automaker's xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system helps provide optimal stability, and it works in conjunction with the electronic stability control and traction control systems. Other safety features for the xDrive35i Premium include hill descent control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, as well as a full range of airbags.

xDrive35i Sports Activity

Avg. Price: $42,111

As its name implies, the 2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity vehicle comes equipped with a number of sport- and performance-oriented features not found on the other X5 trims, including a sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch wheels, titanium-colored front air inlets and Shadowline exterior trim. Inside, unique features include Nevada leather upholstery, Dark Burl Walnut wood trim and an Anthracite headliner. An updated 10-speaker, 205-watt audio system includes a USB port and HD radio, although satellite radio remains an option. BMW also includes its iDrive turn-and-push vehicle control dial, which enables drivers to manage the vehicle's climate control, audio and communications systems. Heated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable heated front seats with power lumbar, front and rear sunroofs, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a power liftgate are among the other upscale features, while dual-zone climate control, an engine start/stop button, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls are also included.

A turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine drives the xDrive35i Sports Activity. It generates 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, and links to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Fuel economy numbers check in at 16/23 mpg. Premium fuel is required. The xDrive35i also comes equipped the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Safety features include electronic stability control, traction control, hill descent control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution, as well as a full range of airbags. Additional exterior features include HID headlights, halogen foglights, a rear spoiler and chrome exhaust pipes. In addition, the xDrive35i Sport Activity receives new LED corona light rings around the headlights for 2012.

xDrive50i

Avg. Price: $47,299

The top-of-the-line X5 BMW X5 xDrive50i receives a few new standard features for 2012, including heated front seats, ambient lighting, a power liftgate and a hard-drive-based navigation system with real-time traffic. It also gets new 4-way power lumbar support for the 10-way power-adjustable front seats and an updated 10-speaker, 205-watt audio system, which now includes a USB port and HD radio. Satellite radio remains an option, however. Dark Burl Walnut wood trim, a panoramic sunroof, an engine start/stop button, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls are among the other interior features. In addition, BMW includes its iDrive turn-and-push vehicle control dial, which enables drivers to manage the vehicle's climate control, audio and communications systems.

Power for the xDrive50i continues to come from a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8, which pumps out 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The V8 connects to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission and posts fuel economy numbers of 14/20 mpg. BMW's xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system also comes standard, along with a full range of airbags and such standard safety features as electronic stability control, traction control, hill descent control and 4-wheel antilock brakes with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. Outside, the xDrive50i gets new LED corona light rings around the headlights. Other standard exterior features include HID auto-leveling headlights, halogen foglights, roof rails, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips and 18-inch light-alloy wheels with run-flat tires.