BMW X5 xDrive40i MHT xLine 5dr Auto [7 Seat] Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
BMW X5 2021 COTY
Add to shortlist
  • BMW X5 2021 COTY
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear tracking
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD right panning
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front right static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left side static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left rear static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD boot open
  • BMW X5 2021 COTY
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear tracking
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD dashboard
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD rear seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD infotainment
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD right panning
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front right static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left side static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD left rear static studio
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD front seats
  • BMW X5 2021 RHD boot open
RRP £64,960What Car? Target Price£61,510
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.

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.

For those who don’t fancy a diesel, the 328bhp xDrive40i uses a 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. 0-62mph in 5.7sec means it's faster than than the 30d, feels more responsive from a standstill and revs keenly, too. Drive it carefully and officially it will average around 30mpg. Drive it hard and it sounds sonorous and sweet. 


Buying with What Car?

Get the best deal

At What Car?, we believe that no one should overpay for their new car, which is why we created our free New Car Buying service. This links you with trusted local dealers who base their offers on prices haggled by our mystery shoppers.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

31

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

650

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

209

g/km

Also consider

Audi Q7

(2019 - 2021)

A brilliant luxury SUV, majoring on comfort and ...

Genesis GV80

2021 - present

Not without its strengths but there are better all-rounders

Range Rover Sport

2018 - present

Some rivals are faster and more fun to drive, but few are as c...

Mercedes GLE

2019 - present

Some rivals are more practical and better to drive, but the Me...