BMW Australia has revealed that the big mid-life facelift for the 2024 BMW X5 and its X6 coupe sibling are due in the third quarter of 2023. Accompanied by price rises of up to $10,000, the updated X5 and X6 sport updated exteriors with new lighting and bumpers, revised powertrains including an upgraded plug-in hybrid for the X5, more technology and a boost in standard equipment across the range.

According to the company, the update will “provide the BMW X5 with everything it needs to maintain worldwide market leadership in its segment and enable the BMW X6 to secure its position as number one ahead of competitors from other premium German manufacturers.”

There are four drivetrains for the 2024 BMW X5 and X6 range: the X5 and X6 30d use a 210kW/650Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, the X5 and X6 40i use a 280kW/520Nm 3.0-litre turbo-petrol, the X5 50e uses a 360kW/740Nm 3.0-litre turbo-engine with an electric motor and the X5 and X6 M60i use a 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre turbo-petrol V8. All engines use an eight-speed automatic transmission and all are all-wheel drive.

All drivetrains come standard with a 48V mild-hybrid system, which can deliver an extra 9kW/200Nm of grunt under hard acceleration or to allow the engine to switch off under low acceleration. The X5 50e plug-in hybrid’s battery has grown to 25.7kWh and allows up to 110km of electric driving range.

Standard equipment on the entry-level 2024 BMW X5 30d (from $134,900 plus on-road costs) includes 20-inch alloy wheels, automatic all-LED lighting, auto wipers, the M Sport exterior styling package, an illuminated grille, keyless entry and start with a power tailgate, heated and auto-folding mirrors with puddle lights, electric and heated front seats, ‘Verino’ synthetic leather upholstery on the seats, doors and dashboard, tri-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a 14.9-inch touchscreen with live services like weather, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite navigation with live traffic, digital radio, a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and a wireless phone charger. The X6 30d ($140,900 +ORC) shares the X5 30d’s equipment specification level, but adds 21-inch wheels to the X5’s 20s.

Safety kit includes nine airbags, auto emergency braking (AEB), lane keeping assistance with lane trace assist, blind-spot monitoring with front- and rear-cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, driver fatigue monitoring, an alarm, an inbuilt dashcam, a 360-degree camera, front and rear parking sensors and automatic parking.

The X5 40i ($138,900 +ORC) shares the 30d’s equipment but adds a petrol engine. The X6 40i ($144,900 +ORC) shares the X5 40i’s spec level.

The X5 50e plug-in hybrid ($149,900 +ORC) adds a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, self-levelling air suspension, a home charging cable and a low-speed acoustic warning. There is no X6 PHEV locally.

Finally, the X5 M60i ($172,900 +ORC) adds larger 22-inch wheels, adaptive M suspension, rear-axle steering, an extra zone of climate control (four in total), a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, an M Sport rear differential, an M Sport exhaust, soft-closing doors, premium paint, black exterior styling highlights and a leather dashboard. The X6 M60i ($178,900 +ORC) shares the X5 M60i’s spec level.

2024 BMW X5 and X6 pricing (plus on-road costs):

  • X5 30d: $134,900
  • X5 40i: $138,900
  • X5 50e PHEV: $149,900
  • X5 M60i: $172,900
  • X6 30d: $140,900
  • X6 40i: $144,900
  • X6 M60i: $178,900

The 2024 BMW X5 and X6 are due on sale in Australia in the third quarter of 2023. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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