BMW's X5 is a strong performer with the character to match, making it one of the most distinctive SUVs in the segment. The manufacturer has successfully evolved its 5 Series saloon into a capable off-roader, and the car is equally comfortable cruising through town as it is tackling less-travelled roads.
It's hard to miss the vehicle, as its high roofline and bold features stand out prominently. The nose features BMW's characteristic two-part kidney front grille, with narrowed headlamps and circular fog lights either side. Flared wheel arches sweep over sporty alloy wheels, and they are joined by curving panels on either flank. Dual exhaust pipes at the rear hint at the X5's powerful engines, while robust bumper protection preserves the elegant bodywork.
The cabin environment makes every journey rewarding for all occupants and the finish can be matched to your taste, with many upholstery and trim combinations to choose from. Opt for luxurious leather covering the supportive seats, which include a versatile 40/20/40 rear bench to open up the generous boot for greater storage space. For driver and front passenger, access to the SUV's sophisticated technology is quick and easy, with plenty included as standard.
Listen to crisp-sounding music through the DAB digital radio, or connect your own devices via the USB interface. There's hands-free Bluetooth to take safe and legal calls when moving, plus BMW Apps which allow control of your smartphone programmes through the 10.2-inch display. BMW Emergency Call, Online Services and Teleservices are also fitted at no extra cost.
More cutting-edge BMW technology is housed under the bonnet, where you can specify a turbo V8 petrol or six-cylinder diesel engine. The turbo charged xDrive50i sits at the top of the range, with 650Nm of torque and 444bhp allowing the model to charge from 0-60mph in less than five seconds. The 254bhp xDrive30d is the choice for green performance, as just 156g/km of CO2 is released and combined economy of 47.9mpg is possible.
This confident performance is also extremely safe, as BMW has fitted Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Driving Assistance, tyre pressure monitoring and Hill Descent Control (HDC) at no further cost. There's also a rigid safety cell and strategically-placed airbags to protect in the event of a collision.
To experience the X5 for yourself, enquire with Williams BMW to arrange a test drive and find out more.