The BMW X5 runs on premium gasoline with 4.3 gallons per 100 miles. The fuel tank capacity of BMW X5 is 21.9 gallons. The BMW X5 has six trims which includes sDrive40i, xDrive40i, xDrive45e, X5 M, X5 M competition and X5 M50i. BMW X5 sDrive40i has fuel economy of 21 mpg in city, 26 mpg on highway and 24 mpg combined. Similarly, xDrive40i has gas mileage of 21 mpg in city, 15 mpg on highway and 23 mpg combined. The xDrive45e has a fuel economy of 20 mpg on gas only drive but if use gas with electric, you get better mileage of 50 mpg in average. The X5 M50i has gas mileage of 16 mpg in city, 20 mpg on highway and 19 mpg combined. The X5 M has fuel economy of 13 mpg in city, 18 mpg on highway and 15 mpg combined. The X5 M competition has a mileage of 13 mpg in city, 18 mpg on highway and 15 mpg combined.


In competition to the BMW X5, the Land Rover Discovery, the Cadillac XT5 and the Jaguar F-Pace seems to give a tough rivalry. As being a luxurious vehicle,The BMW X5 as well as The Land Rover Discovery are expensively nice. The Land Rover Discovery has a mileage of 19 mpg in city, 23 mg on highway and 21 mpg combined. It consumes 5.0 gallons per 100 miles and runs with premium gasoline and has  fuel tank capacity of 22.5 gallons. The next in the list is the Cadillac XT5 which gives a mileage of 20 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highway and 23 mpg combined with a premium unleaded gasoline. It consumes 4.3 gallons per 100 miles.It has fuel tank capacity of 22.0 gallons. The last on the list is the Jaguar F-Pace. It gives a mileage of 18 mpg in city, 23 mpg on highway and 21 mpg combined with a premium unleaded gasoline. It consumes 5.0 gallons per 100 miles. It has a 15.9 gallons fuel tank capacity.


The BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV manufactured by BMW. This is a 5-door luxury SUV. It has 6 trim levels as mentioned. It has safety features like rear child safety locks, rear view camera, daytime running lights,traction control, emergency braking assist and many more. It has entertainment features like 10 total speakers,USB connection etc. Talking about the comfort and convenience, the BMW X5 has cruise control, leather steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors,interior air filtration etc.

BMW X5 Fuel Economy

Let’s add the cost price with features of these trims. As of may 2021 the MSRP of the sDrive40i in the USA is $67,945, xDrive40i is $70,495, xDrive45e is $75,995, X5 M is $105,100, X5 M competition is $126,295 and X5 M50i is $92,395. The BMW X5 price starts from £58,885 in the UK.

Specifications & features of BMW X5

The BMW X5 is a mid-size crossover SUV with a hybrid engine of 3 litres and 4.4 litres engine. The X5 can fit 5 people with curb weight capacity of 4863 lbs. The sDrive40i has and xDrive40i trims has a 3.0-liter straight-six turbo engine with 335 horsepower. The sDrive40i has features like SensaTec upholstery, rear wheel drive, 10 speaker sound system,19 inches wheels etc. The xDrive40i has all wheel drive and 8 automatic speed transmission. The xDrive45e has similar features as sDrive40i and xDrive40i, with addition to an electric motor with 389 hp. The most luxurious trim among the trims is X5 M50i. It has 4.4 litre V-8 engine with 523 hp, M sport exhaust, all wheel drive drivetrain and many more.

Now without wasting more time, let’s check other specifications and features of this masterpiece.

Fuel economy in mpg (Premium Gasoline)

Fuel Economy of BMW variants (in mpg)
Model City Highway Combined
BMW X5 sDrive40i


21 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg
BMW X5 xDrive40i


21 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg
BMW X5 xDrive45e


20 mpg (gas only)

50 mpg (electric + gas)

BMW X5 M50i


16 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg


13 mpg 18 mpg 15 mpg
BMW X5 M competition


13 mpg 18 mpg 15 mpg


Vehicle Items Details
Model X5
Manufacturer BMW
Body Mid-size crossover SUV
Wheelbase 117.1 inches
Length 194.3 inches
Height 68.7 inches
Width 78.9 inches
Cargo volume 72.3 cubic feet
Curb weight 4863 lbs
Gross weight 5837 lbs
Max towing capacity 7200 lbs
Ground Clearance 8.7 inches
Max. Payload 974 lbs
No. of seats 5
Heating,cooling AC
Drive type All wheel drive (except sDrive40i)
Engine type Gas/Hybrid
Engine Size 3.0L (also available in 4.4L)
Cylinders Inline 6
Horsepower 335 hp@ 5500 rpm (3.0L)
Torque 331 lb-ft@1500 rpm (3.0L)
Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic
Turning Circle 41.4 ft

BMW X5 is a luxury brand model. The BMW vehicle has class in its name only. The X5 has 6 trims. Having features like gas/hybrid engine with 3.0L size, all wheel drive drivetrain,pretty good ground clearance, towing capacity, 8 speed shiftable transmission, 335 hp and 331 lb-ft torque plus having seats for 5 people, this masterpiece has taken our heart away.Though it’s somehow poor in fuel performance, the other features anyway makes the X5 in the top of the list. The cost price of this mid-size crossover SUV starts from $67,945 in the USA and £58,885 in the UK. Having this SUV at your residence will make you proud.

This review on BMW X5 mpg, fuel economy or gas mileage along with specifications, features and rivals was submitted by Richa D. on May 2021.