The refreshed 2024 BMW X5 and X6 boast slight changes to their exterior styling but comprehensive updates to their powertrains and technology. Both models make their public debuts at the Amelia Concours d’Elegance in March and go into production in April at the automaker's plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. UK order books are open now.

Engine Updates

Gallery: 2023 BMW X5

The X5 sDrive40i, xDrive40i, and X6 xDrive40i get a new generation of BMW's 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six. The powerplant gains 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance with an electric motor producing 12 bhp (9 kilowatts) and 147 pound-feet (199 Newton-metres). The system's total output is now 375 bhp (280 kW) and 383 lb-ft (519 Nm). In comparison, the previous application of the six-cylinder in these models made 335 bhp (250 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). The xDrive 30d diesel mild hybrid is now rated at 294 bhp.

BMW estimates the 2024 X5 and X6 xDrive40i can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometres per hour) in 5.2 seconds. The figure was 5.3 seconds before the refresh.

The X5 and X6 M60i xDrive continue to use a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, but it now has a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. The powerplant's output is still 523 bhp (390 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). Both models reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

The X5 xDrive50e PHEV replaces the previous xDrive45e. The total system output from the 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six and electric motor is now 483 bhp (360 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm), rather than the previous 389 bhp (290 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm). Its updated electric motor generally produces 194 bhp (145 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) but can temporarily offer 331 lb-ft (449 Nm). The model can hit 60 mph in 4.6 seconds, versus 5.3 seconds previously.


Max Power (bhp)

Peak Torque (Nm)

(0-62mph) (secs)

Top Speed (mph)

(WLTP) (g/km)

Fuel Consumption Combined (WLTP) (mpg)

Retail Price from

BMW X5 xDrive30d





215 - 186

34.5 - 39.8


BMW X5 xDrive50e





26 - 18

256.8 - 353.1


BMW X5 M60i





283 - 261

22.6 - 24.6


BMW X6 xDrive30d





208 - 184

35.8 - 40.4


BMW X6 xDrive40i





218 - 192

29.4 - 33.2


BMW X6 M60i





279 - 258

23.0 - 24.8


Gallery: 2023 BMW X6

BMW also gives xDrive50e a battery with a net capacity of 25.7 kilowatt-hours to replace the previous 17.1 kWh unit. Plus, the unit can now charge on AC power at up to 7.4 kW. This setup offers an estimated WLTP range of between 58 to 68 miles (94 to 110 km) on electric power. 

All three engines come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The transmission now has an electric oil pump and torsion dampers that make shifts smoother, according to the automaker. With the available M Sport package, there's a Sprint setting that automatically shifts into the lowest usable gear, puts the powertrain in its sportiest mode, and gets the full electric boost from the mild-hybrid system.

A New Look

2024 BMW X5
2024 BMW X6

The refreshed X5 and X6 look slightly different than their predecessors. BMW notes the outline of the headlights is 35 millimetres narrower. Sculpted surfaces now border the kidney grilles, and they have revised lower fascias. The X5 is available with an optional illuminated grille. The X6 now comes standard with the M Sport package that has an octagonal in the lower fascia. The V8-powered M60i xDrive models have quad exhaust pipes.

Buyers have several new colours to pick from. Blue Ridge Mountain metallic, Brooklyn Grey metallic, Skyscraper Grey metallic, and Frozen Pure Grey metallic join the palette. The X5 M60i xDrive is available in Marina Bay Blue metallic, and the X6 M60i xDrive offers Isle of Man Green metallic.

There are more significant changes inside the refresh X5 and X6. The screens are now in a single curved glass display consisting of a 12.3-inch information screen and a 14.9-inch diagonal instrument monitor. An ambient light bar with 15 selectable colours adds some illumination to the cabin.

Fresh Tech

In terms of driving assistance, Highway Assistant joins the optional Driving Assistance Professional Package. The system lets drivers take their hands off the steering wheel on limited access highways at speeds up to 85 mph (137 kph). An Assisted View mode on the instrument cluster shows the vehicles being detected by the cameras and sensors in the current and adjacent lanes.

Parking Assistant Professional records the vehicle's driving for up to 200 metres (656 feet) and can reproduce them in reverse. This means that a driver can have the model come to them by controlling it from the My BMW App on a smartphone.