It’s always a pleasure to review a car that’s reintroduced with a bold new facelift and that seems to be the case with the 2019 BMW X Series. The rumors are true and it seems that BMX X series is indeed getting a brand new look and we could not be more pleased but in lieu of the real deal we opted to hunt for more information and soon got what we needed for this review. The fact that this mid-sized crossover is one that was eagerly anticipated and one that was urgently required to help keep pace with the rest of the competition. But the fact is that it is still one of the few cars that manage to blur the line between a sporty coupe and an actual SUV and that little detail was enough to get our attention.
2019 BMX X Exterior
The 2019 BMX X is getting tweaked and re-hauled and we do so hope that the result would be spectacular. In general, each car undergoes a complete makeover every five years but it is not unheard of for a model to go in for a facelift in its 4th year as that seems to be the case with this mid-sized SUV crossover. We could hardly wait to prep this review after collating all the info from the leaked news reports including the leaked images and now, we are more than happy to share the same with you, so let’s get to it, shall we?
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 BMX Xcomes with a bold new front fascia along with an enlarged grille and exhaust as well as vent openings which sort of makes it looks like something out of this world. But these tweaks and changes coupled with LED headlights certainly make it stand out from the rest of the crowd, that’s for sure. While we do understand that the extra openings is for better ventilation and should help to an extent to help cool down the engine, the fact remains that it may not be aesthetically perfect.
The various trims get different treatments as far as the exterior goes but most of them should come with LED accents that spill over into the grille as well as a new hood that makes the overall design all the more aerodynamic. The grille is bigger and the taillights come with a 3D effect which is really cool. Overall, with better flowing lines, toned side panels and the rear end getting the same treatment, it certainly looks as good as it gets. It also comes with a larger wheelbase, larger than its earlier variant by 1.6 inches while the overall length increases by 1.1 inches, along with 2.6 inches for width. The new model is indeed bigger and looks better off, for it. It also comes with the optional off-road package that includes bespoke underbody protection which should help you avoid any damage to the undercarriage during these ‘road trips’.
The 2019 BMX X comes with more than a few changes; it comes with Swarovski crystal shifter as well as crystals with the 7i Drive controller, plush leather seats, heated seats and power steering options with adaptive cruising, and adjustable seats. And as far as the entertainment is concerned, the 2019 BMX X Interior comes with two 12.3 inch panels along with ambient and contoured lighting.
And if that’s not enough to get you interested, it also comes with the optional panoramic roof along with lights embedded into the glass to resemble stars. The infotainment panel is compatible with Android auto and Apple car play, and you should be able to stream your media seamlessly.
Engine, Release Date, and Price
The 2019 BMX X comes with xDrive40i with a 3.0-liter turbocharged I-6 (335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque) and the xDrive50i with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 (456 hp and 479 lb-ft). This should pack a mean punch and should get you the speed you need. But along with this, the new model also comes with an enhanced suspension which should make driving it seems like a sweet ride. The new model is expected to be launched by the end of this year and the price is expected to range around $60700