The design of the BMW X5.

Strong characters are instantly recognisable. From the very first moment you set eyes on it, the BMW X5 grabs your attention – and keeps it. And once inside, you enjoy every single mile in the top-quality cockpit. The elevated seating position, for example, gives you an optimum view of the road ahead – and of the high-quality materials in the interior.

Exterior design.

With its dynamic, upright proportions, the third-generation BMW X5 is instantly recognisable as part of the BMW X range. But it also has several new design features that further underscore its majestic appearance and unbeatable versatility.
A key element in the optimised design is the focus on aerodynamics. Thanks to eye-catching features in the front end, at the rear and on the sides, form and function are combined perfectly. Large air inlets, the Aero Curtain in the front apron and the newly developed Air Breather in the front wheel arches underscore the sporting character of the BMW X5 – and, at the same time, help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The aerodynamic theme continues at the rear. The Air Blade on the D-pillar not only makes the car look wider, but also improves airflow.
At the front, the flat, wide design of the BMW kidney grille gives the BMW X5 an imposing athletic presence. The kidney grille and the headlights are combined to create the impression of an all-in-one unit that accentuates the vehicle’s wide track. At the same time, the short distance between the A-pillar and the front axle shifts the visual focus forwards, highlighting the all-wheel drive. 


A perfect combination of powerful dynamics,
majestic sportiness and exclusive elegance:
the design of the BMW X5.

Interior design.

The highest quality leather, refined surfaces, atmospheric lighting and maximum comfort. Immerse yourself in the exclusive interior of the BMW X5.
  • While the exterior of the BMW X5 presents an imposing presence, the interior offers striking elegance. The horizontal contours and contrasting surfaces heighten the feeling of space. The highest quality materials and interior surfaces, combined with a wide choice of upholstery and colours, as well as atmospheric lighting, create an unrivalled feel-good factor.
  • Clarity also plays a major role inside the BMW X5. The elevated, BMW X typical seating position ensures the best possible view of the road ahead. All operating elements, including the new iDrive Touch Controller with the optional Professional Navigation system and the new free-standing Control Display, are orientated towards the driver. An interior mirror with automatic anti-glare function as standard ensures even more safety and comfort. 


Take your seat in the BMW X5 and one thing is immediately clear. Genuine perfection is achieve by the sum of every detail. The spacious, luxurious interior is characterised by specially selected, perfectly crafted, high-quality materials.
Fine leather meets elegant décor. Combined with the individual illumination options of the optional lighting package with ambient light designs, you’re cosseted in a an exclusive atmosphere.
Electrically-adjustable Comfort Seats for the driver and front-seat passenger offer relaxed, fatigue-free driving, available as an option. The free-standing Control Display and optional Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System’s excellent acoustics make a journey in the BMW X5 a treat for all your senses.


Ambient light creates an impressively welcoming environment. Nine pre-defined light designs fill the interior with a relaxing mix of direct and indirect lighting, highlighting the lounge-like atmosphere. The lighting is made up of three-colour LEDs (white, orange and blue). Light sources are positioned in the storage compartment in the centre console at the front, in all door compartments and trim elements and the door exit area. You will find more LED lights in the vanity mirrors, in the front and rear footwell and roof liner, in the backrests of the front seats and in the trim bar.
Other light features include LED vicinity lighting in the exterior door handles, along with light sources in the exterior mirror housings and boot.
The contents of the lighting package with ambient light designs are subject to change.

Adaptive LED Headlights.

The Adaptive LED Headlight offers an accent light, low-beam and high-beam function, anti-dazzle high-beam headlights, LED fog lights, cornering light, turn indicators, daytime driving lights and Adaptive Headlights with variable light control.
Light distribution is automatically adapted to match your speed and the steering angle. The light is similar to daylight and, as well as delivering consistent and optimum illumination of the road, it improves visibility so you get less fatigued while driving at night. The four headlamp light rings give a distinctive appearance.