BMW X5 xDrive30d MHT M Sport 5dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP £74,740What Car? Target Price£70,589
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The BMW X5 is a smooth, classy and luxurious SUV. It's not quite as practical as the most spacious rivals out there but it's good enough where it counts, and where it really impresses is the quality of its lavish interior and superb infotainment system. The xDrive50e plug-in hybrid with M Sport trim is the one to go for.

Our favourite trim shares a lot of the same equipment as the entry-level trim but adds a sportier exterior design, bigger 20in alloy wheels and gives you access to our pick of the engines, the xDrive50e.

This diesel engine gives you a 294bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine to play with. It’s a strong engine, pulling effortlessly from low rev, even when towing, and sprinting from 0-62mph in 6.1sec. That’s about a second faster than the equivalent Audi Q7 45 TDI. It’s efficient, too, officially managing around 40mpg.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

38.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

191

g/km