2018 BMW X5 exclusive Reader Test Team preview
Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new BMW X5 on Thursday 4 October in Farnborough, Hampshire...
The original X5 was BMW's first SUV when it arrived in 2000, and it went down as a smash hit.
However, nearly two decades on, this five- or seven-seat luxury SUV faces a much wider palette of rivals, among them the excellent Audi Q7 and new Mercedes-Benz GLE.
So, for the X5's fourth generation, BMW has ramped it up in all areas.
The new model is of a striking, angular design featuring a prominent grille, while it's larger in every direction in order to give more room for passengers.
Inside, it has gained a 12.3in digital instrument display alongside its dial-controlled 12.3in infotainment screen, plus redesigned seats that are electrically adjustable and heated as standard.
Three engines will be available at launch: a 335bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol, and two 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesels with 261bhp and 395bhp. All come with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.
The new X5 will arrive in showrooms at the end of this year and be priced from £57,495.
If you're interested, come along and tell us what you think on Thursday 4 October in Farnborough, Hampshire. At the event, you'll get a close-up look of the car and a Q&A opportunity with the BMW team, before being interviewed for our magazine and website.
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