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All BMW 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 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.
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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.
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