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

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £62,720What Car? Target Price£57,223
Review

The X5 is a smooth, classy and luxurious SUV, but not as practical as its best rivals and relatively expensive to buy. Opt for the xDrive45e, though, and you are buying one of the most impressive plug-in hybrids around, combining all the best points of the standard X5 with a substantial real-world electric range.

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Trim: xLine

This is the cheapest X5 version, but it’s still pretty lavish, with leather seats, air suspension, ambient lighting, LED headlights and an infotainment system bristling with extra features all coming as standard. You really don’t need anything more.

Engine: xDrive40i

A lovely, smooth 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol with a sporty engine note when pushed hard. It’s powerful, too, which makes it great fun to drive, but the problem is its thirst, so it’s only recommendable if you do relatively few miles – or don’t mind splashing out on fuel.


Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH5.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

27.7

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

550

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

231

g/km

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