The BMW X5 is an icon of the modern BMW range, offering stately luxury and generous space in a beautiful, bold SUV body. With three engines to pick from, the 30d, 40i or M50d, and various trim levels and options to pick from there is a spec that will suit every requirement.
The xDrive30d is a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel engine and is paired with a ZF 8 Speed automatic gearbox. Producing 261bhp and 620Nm of torque, the xDrive30d can sprint from 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds while still returning over 45mpg on a combined run.
The xDrive40i is the only petrol option in the range. Like all X5 engines, it’s a 3.0-litre six-cylinder unit and producing 335bhp and 450Nm; it is the perfect balance of outright performance and economy. 0-62mph can be achieved in 5.5 seconds with a return of 32mpg on average.
The more performance orientated M50d engine is again, a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel, except this time it has an additional 3 turbo charges! The result is a power increase to 400bhp and 760Nm of torque. 0-62mph happens in just 5.2 seconds and provides a combined 40mpg.
Leather upholstery, electric adjustable and heated front seats, a 12.3-inch infotainment display, 19-inch alloys, wireless phone charging and connectivity and air suspension are all standard fit. And there are plenty of options available to build the perfect X5 for your requirements.
The optional Comfort Plus Pack adds heated rear seats, front massage seats, four-zone climate control, heated and cooled cup holders and rear sunblinds. There is also the optional xOffroad Pack that adds an electronically-controlled locking differential, underbody protection and a range of selectable driving modes for sand, rocks, gravel and snow. Other options include larger 22-inch alloy wheels, a Bowers & Wilkins stereo and a pair of 10.2-inch infotainment screens for the rear seats.
Taking on a clear styling evolution, the new BMW X5 has had a complete visual makeover as well. Longer, wider and taller than the outgoing BMW X5 SUV, the most noticeable change is the larger trademark kidney grills, now also fitted with active air-flaps to improve the SUV’s aerodynamic efficiency. The grill is flanked by new BMW LED laser headlights that improve visibility at night with the ability to illuminate the road ahead up to 500 meters on full beam.
Another of the biggest visual changes is at the rear. The new shape rear lights are distinctly BMW and create a more modern appearance. The split tailgate opens up to an impressive 650-litre boot space and this can be expanded further by laying the rear seats flat. Once they are down capacity is taken to 1,870-litres. An optional hands-free tailgate and electronic retractable load cover also add an extra level of practicality.
Inside the cabin has become more modern and luxurious. Gone is the button-heavy centre console of the outgoing BMW X5 and a more minimalist look take favour, all revolving around the standard fit 12.3-inch infotainment system and iDrive controls. Touch, Voice and even Gesture commands can be used to control the system, meaning full attention can be given to the road ahead.
The new BMW X5 is packed with technology designed to help the driver. Parking assist is standard on all BMW X5 models, and can automatically select and manoeuver the SUV into parallel parking spaces. Lane Change Warning, Rear-End collision warning and adaptive cruise control can also be added via the Driving Assistance Professional Package.