The beefy BMW X5 has been on the luxury-SUV list since the 1990s-when it invented the idea of off-road vehicles that gave you a more sophisticated experience on the tarmac. The modern version is smooth, classy and fantastic to drive.
Which BMW X5 leasing option is right for you?
As befits a luxury SUV, you can lease the BMW X5 in three trims only: the luxurious xLine, the luxurious-and-sporty M Sport and the luxurious-and-insanely-powerful M50d variant. xLine trim gets you 19in alloys, adaptive two-axle air suspension and ambient lighting, plus a whole host of top-line interior elements. The seats are leather, the infotainment comes with a personal assistant and there's a Wi-Fi hotspot as standard. Go for M Sport trim and you'll bulk up the alloy size by an extra inch. You'll also get M Sport braking, aerodynamic M body styling and interior touches branded with the M logo. The M50d variant adds adaptive M Suspension and a furiously powerful turbo six-cylinder in-line diesel engine.
BMW X5 leasing options. Drive true luxury.
When you lease a BMW X5, you don't have to worry that you're missing out on a single bell or whistle. The interior of BMW's luxury 4x4 is crammed with quality, from the real metal inserts to the superb, fully customisable infotainment system. The range-topping M50d variant beefs up the stereo with a harman/kardon unit, but otherwise you get the same superb interior on all models. Not that BMW are trying to restrict your options, of course. If you want to take the luxury stylings up a notch, there are plenty of tweaks on the menu. Like a 'precious crystal' glass-inlaid gear lever, which has its own mood lighting. Or dedicated rear-seat entertainment touchscreens. Whichever BMW X5 you choose to lease, we help you find the best offers from nationwide dealers.
Lease a BMW X5. For the driver.
There are other luxury SUVs out there with bigger boots. There are luxury SUVs in the same class that give you seven seats as standard, instead of the X5's five. But that's not why you lease a BMW X5. This is an SUV you choose because you're willing to sacrifice a couple of practicality points for the joy of driving the thing. Even the entry-level xDrive30d model has guts and punch at all rev levels, while the xDrive401 petrol model offers extra low-down shove, greater response and extremely strong acceleration. Top of the pile in pure performance terms, though, is the M50d. Its 395bhp will see you hit motorways speeds in the blink of an eye. All standard models get air suspension for an incredibly comfortable ride: the M50d has adaptive steel and you can choose an M Sport suspension setup as an option. Handling is excellent across the board, and the X5 also features a number of effective off-road driving modes.