2022 BMW X5 M Interior and Cargo

BMW X5 M Interior & Cargo Rating

2022 X5 M Interior

The interior of the X5 M is a stunning place to be. Its design is modern while still retaining BMW signature elements, and it features large quantities of leather and aluminum. A 12.3-inch driver info display and a matching infotainment touchscreen in the middle of the dash help to mix the classic styling elements that you expect from a Bimmer with modernity in a way that looks perfectly cohesive. However, it's worth noting that Audi's RS Q8 may be more to your taste if you really want that wow factor. This interior is more minimalist, but that's no bad thing either. With plenty of room and good ergonomics, this is a wonderful cabin.

2022 X5 M Interior Photos

2022 BMW X5 M Dashboard Uwe Fischer
2022 BMW X5 M Driver Seat Uwe Fischer
2022 BMW X5 M Door Controls Uwe Fischer

Seating and Interior Space

The X5 M may have bucket seats up front, but it's still a comfy family car that can seat five adults with no problems in terms of headroom or legroom, whether you're in front or in the second row. Getting in and out is easy too, thanks to large door openings, and even six-footers will be able to sit through a long road trip without much issue. In front, the driver and the individual riding shotgun have multiple adjustments available thanks to 18-way power seats with four-way lumbar support, heating, and memory. This makes it easy for the pilot to get the perfect driving position and a commanding view. Speaking of which, visibility is good all around, although the high rear tailgate can partially obscure those who think your bumper is attractive.

2022 BMW X5 M Interior Dimensions:

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Interior Colors and Materials

As you'd expect of a vehicle at this price point, the interior is covered in sumptuous leather. As a BMW, it's of the Merino variety and comes in Black as standard or, from this year, Silverstone. You can also choose Black Alcantara with Full Merino leather and Midrand Beige contrast stitching; however, this upgrade requires ticking the box for the pricey Competition package, too. If you want to spend extra, full Merino leather in black is available, as well as Taruma Brown, Silverstone, Sakhir Orange/Black, and Ivory White/Night Blue - each of which costs $3,500. The leather-wrapped steering wheel features the M tri-color accent in its stitching, while aluminum accents further enhance the sporty feel. Trim elements are finished in a glossy carbon fiber as standard, with Aluminum Crossline also available. Piano Black, Fine Wood Ash Grain, and Fineline Black aluminum are on offer as well, with these adding $1,080 to the bill. As standard, the dashboard is covered in leather.

2022 X5 M Trunk and Cargo Space

The cargo area of the X5 M is just as impressive as the cabin, offering an impressive 33.9 cubic feet of volume. That's more than enough to fit medium-sized suitcases for each occupant with room to spare, but if you need even more space, the rear seats can be folded to open up an area of 72.3 cubes.

In the cabin, each door features medium door pockets, while a pair of cupholders are provided for each row, along with center armrest storage. The front console also features a large compartment where you can put your phone, and there is a well-sized glovebox.

2022 BMW X5 M Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

2022 BMW X5 M Rear Passenger Seats Uwe Fischer
2022 BMW X5 M Trunk Space with Seat Folded Uwe Fischer
2022 BMW X5 M Rear Angle View Uwe Fischer

2022 X5 M Infotainment and Features


Another thing the X5 M is not short on is its list of features. These include a power tailgate, a power panoramic sunroof, and 18-way power-adjustable seats. You also get Icon adaptive automatic LED headlights with Laserlight and auto high beams, as well as adaptive LED taillights, keyless entry and push-button ignition, quad-zone climate control, hill descent control, dynamic dampers with rear-axle air suspension, a 12.3-inch configurable driver info display, a head-up display, dynamic cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, heated front armrests, and a heated steering wheel. There's also multicolor configurable ambient lighting, a surround-view camera, parking sensors, and park assist. Lane departure warning, forward collision alert, low-speed automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, crash preparation, and post-collision braking form part of the safety offering. All of this comes standard while traffic jam assist, remote start, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, soft-close automatic doors, and heated and cooled cupholders are all options - as part of various packages and none by themselves.


The infotainment system features a 12.3-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. It also includes gesture and voice controls, navigation, HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and Bluetooth and USB compatibility. The system works very well if you stick to the iDrive controller or the touchscreen, but voice control and gesture control have yet to be perfected. Fortunately, the 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system helps disguise these mild inadequacies. Last year's optional 20-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system is no longer available.

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