The power that lies beneath the X5’s bonnet is reflected in the vehicle’s appealingly muscular body. A raised ride height, rising window line and rakish roofline add further to its distinctly athletic qualities, too. Nevertheless, the X5 is a practical SUV, with a five-door body, for instance, that ensures passenger and cargo access is always straightforward.
A Vernasca leather-upholstered cabin provides a roomy environment for five adult travellers. Thanks to 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, this SUV’s 690-litre boot space can be expanded to a not inconsiderable 1,860-litre capacity. There’s even the option to add a third row of seats – worth considering if you’re household is rapidly expanding.
Even with an entry-level 3.0-litre 261bhp diesel engine installed beneath the bonnet, you can expect above-average results. That’s because this six-cylinder unit produces 620Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 6.3 seconds and a top speed of 143mph. Even greater power is delivered by a 3.0-litre 395bhp engine, which delivers a peak torque of 760Nm. This allows the X5 to achieve 0-60mph in roughly five seconds and a maximum speed of 155mph. If fuel-efficiency is of paramount importance, there’s only really one option: a plug-in hybrid variant. With a 3.0-litre 282bhp petrol-electric engine, you can expect combined fuel consumption figures that range between 188.3mpg and 235.4mpg, and CO2 emissions from just 27g/km.
Included as part of the X5’s audio system is DAB radio, which delivers more than 250 stations in crystal-clear sound quality. AUX and USB ports and Bluetooth are featured as standard too, the latter providing audio streaming options and hands-free facility. The vehicle’s multifunction steering wheel is another way to keep across numerous onboard features, while ensuring that eyes remain focused on the road. Indeed, this full-size off-roader is extremely safe to travel in, which is why it comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating and numerous safety features. Just one example is Automatic Emergency Braking, which alerts the driver if ever there is a risk of collision.
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