How to spec a BMW X5

Our guide to BMW's luxury SUV covers which options to choose, which to avoid, and how much to pay for it all...

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The BMW X5 is an excellent luxury SUV, and in plug-in hybrid form has one of the longest electric-only ranges of any such car, at 54 miles. Add in the facts that it's supremely comfortable, classy inside and out and comes with one of the best infotainment systems around, and it's an easy car to recommend. In fact, we recently named the X5 xDrive45e as our favourite plug-in hybrid luxury SUV.

Our full 16-point review can tell you more about what the X5 is like to drive and live with, but here we're focusing on which options you should choose. Team the xDrive45e engine with xLine trim to have most of your bases covered, and from there, follow our guide to add more luxury without breaking the bank.