BMW X5 xDrive30d MHT xLine 5dr Auto [7 Seat] Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £61,990What Car? Target Price£58,077
Review

All X5s are smooth, classy and luxurious SUVs. 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. Opt for the xDrive45e, and you are buying one of the most impressive plug-in hybrids around, combining many of the best points of the standard X5 with a substantial real-world electric range and low, low company car tax.

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This is the cheapest X5, but it’s still pretty lavish, with 19in alloy wheels, leather seats, heated and electric front seats, a powered tailgate, power-folding door mirrors, air suspension, ambient lighting, LED headlights and an infotainment system bristling with features – such as a 12.3in touchscreen, sat-nav, wifi hotspot and smartphone mirroring – all coming as standard. You really don’t need anything more unless you fancy the sportier styling that M Sport brings.

This is a 282bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel that offers strong acceleration with 0-62mph in 6.1sec, tonnes of low-down punch for towing and, like all X5s, a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic gearbox, which, in this case, makes it more responsive at times than the equivalent Audi Q7 45 TDI. It sounds throaty and should also average around 40mpg according to official figures.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH6.3 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

650

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

178

g/km

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