New BMW X5 revealed

  • New BMW X5 on sale in June
  • Three new engines join the range
  • Revised looks and more standard equipment
A revised version of the BMW X5 will go on sale in June this year, with a new range of cleaner engines, more standard equipment and updated looks.

The most obvious change is the new styling. At the front, there are revised bumpers and new headlights, while the fog lights are mounted more centrally. Likewise, the rear has new light clusters, larger tailpipes and a redesigned bumper.

At the same time, equipment levels across the range have been improved. The choice of SE and M Sport trims remains, but every model now comes with xenon headlamps and leather upholstery, while Lane Departure Warning, Active Cruise Control and side-view cameras are available as options.

Every model now also has an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which combines with the new engines to give better performance and lower emissions on both of the new diesel engines.

The range still starts with the xDrive30d, but the engine is now more powerful than before, cutting half a second off the 0-60mph time. However, at the same time, CO2 emissions are also down – to 195g/km.

The new xDrive40d replaces the xDrive35d, and also combines more power and stronger performance with lower emissions and better economy. It emits 198g/km of CO2, while averaging 37.7mpg.

At the top of the range is the X5’s only petrol engine, the xDrive50i, which has over 50bhp more than the old xDrive48i – and takes a second less to reach 60mph as a result.

Following these revisions, the range now starts at £43,980 – a rise a little more than £2000 – and tops out at £58,175.

Model
X5 xDrive30d SE
X5 xDrive30d M Sport
X5 xDrive40d SE
X5 XDrive40d M Sport
X5 xDrive50i SE
X5 xDrive50i M Sport
Power (bhp)
242
242
302
302
402
402
Combined mpg
38.2
38.2
37.7
37.7
22.6
22.6
CO2 g/km
195
195
198
198
292
292
Price
£43,980
£48,315
£46,310
£50,645
£55,080
£58,175





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