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2019 BMW X5: Similar appearance, but a huge helping of new tech

BMW's new X5 is a modern tech powerhouse.

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The 2019 BMW X5 goes on sale this November.

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The X5 will initially be sold in xDrive40i guise, with a 3.0-liter turbo I6 engine, and xDrive50i spec, with a 4.4-liter V8.

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A plug-in hybrid model will follow in subsequent years.

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BMW's new iDrive 7 infotainment system is on board, as well as a host of new safety and driver assistance tech.

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Crystal switchgear is a $650 standalone option.

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At least initially, every US-bound X5 will have all-wheel drive.

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A number of off-road settings are available as part of a dedicated Off-Road Package, for folks who want to get their X5s dirty.

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It may look similar to its predecessor, but the new X5 is nearly three inches wider in this latest generation.

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A split clamshell tailgate is available with auto open- and close, as well as a new leg-kick-to-open feature.

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BMW has sold some 2.2 million X5s globally since the model was introduced in 1999.

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Pricing for the 2019 X5 starts at $60,700, not including $995 for delivery.

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Keep clicking or scrolling to see more photos of the 2019 X5 from our first drive event in Atlanta, Georgia.

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