Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Starkville, AL, area drivers love luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX80. They're versatile, capable, high-tech vehicles sure to put a smile on your face every time you take the wheel.

So, when you do get into the driver's seat, will you be commanding the BMW X5 or the INFINITI QX80? This comparison from the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa can help you figure that out. Read through it and then contact us to schedule a test drive!

BMW X5 vs INFINITI QX80 Engine Power

When Alabama drivers like you are shopping for a luxury SUV, a high-powered engine is often at the top of their lists. That's why we love that both the BMW X5 and the INFINITI QX80 make a V8 engine available or standard, respectively. Take a look at the table below to see how these mighty engines will get you moving:




V8 Engine

4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8

5.6L V8


523 HP

400 HP

With its 523 horsepower, the V8 engine in the BMW pulls ahead of the INFINITI. In fact, this 4.4L V8 engine from the BMW X5 can propel you from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.1 seconds under the right conditions. Unfortunately, the INFINITI QX80 may take a bit longer to get you moving and up to speed by comparison.

Still, both vehicles will have you well-equipped for any challenges you may face on the road. Whether you're traveling along a rainy highway, a sunny side street, or a dirt country road, the available all-wheel drive (AWD) system in either luxury vehicle will adapt to changing conditions to help you maintain traction and control.

Related Reading: BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX50

Dimensions and Seating

Whether you're driving the BMW X5 or the INFINITI QX80, go ahead and bring all your friends along for the ride. Both luxury SUVs can feature 3-row seating with enough room to accommodate seven passengers. That being said, the BMW gives you a bit more versatility. It comes standard as a 2-row, 5-seat SUV with an optional 3-row configuration. That gives you the power to choose your ideal cabin based on your needs.

Overall, the INFINITI QX80 is a much larger vehicle, while the BMW X5 manages to carry just as many people in a more compact package. That means the BMW may be more adept at traveling through busy areas or parallel parking.





194.3 inches

210.2 inches


78.9 inches

79.9 inches

As you can see, the BMW X5 is almost 16 inches shorter than the INFINITI, which can make navigating crowded parking lots or side streets much easier.

However, both SUVs help you park with precision by including a Rear-view Camera. This turns your infotainment touchscreen into a video feed of the area directly behind your vehicle while in Reverse, so you can get a clearer view of what's behind you.

Related Reading: BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX60

BMW X5 or INFINITI QX80: Choose Your Luxury SUV

As you've just seen in our BMW X5 vs. INFINITI QX80 comparison, both SUVs treat you to a luxury experience with plenty of engine power and passenger space as you travel through Northport, Tuscaloosa, and Starkville. You'd likely be happy in either vehicle but contact the team at BMW of Tuscaloosa if the BMW is calling your name. We'll put you behind the wheel for a test drive, so contact us today!

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BMW of Tuscaloosa

3537 Skyland Blvd
Directions Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

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