Used BMW X5 2018 - present review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Ownership cost

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Ownership cost

What used BMW X5 4x4 will I get for my budget?

Prices for a used BMW X5 at the time of writing start at £42,000 for an xDrive30d, or £53,000 for an M50d. The few xDrive45e models that are available are basically the same price as a brand-new one. 

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How much does it cost to run a BMW X5 4x4?

MPG

Aside from the fairly ridiculous 166.2mpg figure for the xDrive45e (more like 25mpg when the battery is depleted), the X5 is similar to most of its luxury SUV rivals for fuel economy. 

The most economical models aside from the hybrid are the xDrive30d at 37.2mpg and M50d at 34mpg. 

Of the three petrol models, the xDrive40i has a combined figure of 28.2mpg, while the M50i returns 23.2mpg and the M Competition consumes fuel at a rate of 22.1mpg.

If you are considering the xDrive45e hybrid, its 24kWh battery has a maximum charging rate of 3.7kWh (which is quite slow) and would take 6hr 48min to fully charge from flat. 

Road tax

Much like its fellow luxury SUV rivals, no version of the X5 managed to slip under the £40,000 threshold when new. This means all models will be charged the maximum amount of tax until the car is over six years old (except the xDrive45e, which will get a £10 discount for being an alternatively fuelled vehicle). Then it’ll revert back to the standard flat-rate fee.

To find out more about road tax costs, click here.  

Servicing

No example of the X5 is presently old enough to take advantage of fixed-price, value servicing (only available once the vehicle is over three years old), but you can take out a pay monthly plan of £30 over 36 months to cover you for two services, and MOT, fluid top-ups, sat-nav updates and complimentary valets. 

Insurance

Insurance costs will be similar to those of rivals such as the Audi Q7 and Mercedes GLE but slightly higher than for a Volvo XC90. The least powerful xDrive30d is in group 45, followed by the xDrive40i in 46. Then there’s the plug-in hybrid xDrive45e in group 48 and the M50i in 49, with the M50d and M Competition both in the highest band of 50.

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