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BMW X5 DIESEL ESTATE

xDrive30d MHT M Sport 5dr Auto [7 Seat] [Tech Pk]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Emissions
Emissions190.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed146mph

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.145
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.064
  • NOx
    0.045
  • Particles
    0.0006
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    190
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    197
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    174
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    199
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max
    206
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min
    179
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    168
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max
    175
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min
    151
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    237
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max
    246
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min
    231
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    177
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max
    188
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min
    167

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2993
  • Compression Ratio
    16.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    84
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90
  • Engine Code
    B57D30O2
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    7.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    7.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    9.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    9.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    8.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    7.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    6.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    38.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    37.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    35.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    40.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    31
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    30.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    32.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    39.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    44.1

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    286
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    d xDrive MHT
  • Coin Series
    M Sport [7 St] [TP]
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    46E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    89
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    86
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    75
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    75
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    6.3
  • Engine Power - BHP
    286
  • Engine Power - KW
    210
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    479
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    66.3
  • Engine Torque - NM
    650
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    146

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    275/45 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear
    305/40 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare
    RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style
    STAR SPOKE - STYLE 740M
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1745
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4922
  • Wheelbase
    2975
  • Width
    2004
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2218

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    80
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3160
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1870
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    650
  • Max. Loading Weight
    890
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2270
  • No. of Seats
    7
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.6

BMW's X5 was the original 'Sports Activity Vehicle'. And in fourth generation guise, it's more sophisticated than ever before. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

The BMW X5. It was the car that, back at the turn of the century, completely changed the way we thought about large, plush 4x4s, the car that, more than any other, defined the modern luxury SUV and the one that since the turn of the century, almost every other prestige brand has sought to copy. Nevertheless, 2.2 million X5s have been sold since this model line first appeared back in 1999. BMW doesn't actually like the term 'SUV' with its clunky connotations and has always marketed this car as an 'SAV' or 'Sports Activity Vehicle', though the tag has never really caught on. As you'd expect, this fourth generation version moves the game on a little further again, offering what, on paper at least, BMW claims to be the best combination of performance and efficiency in its class. But the competition's tougher than ever before, with rivals claiming better driving dynamics, extra practicality and greater luxury. With all that in mind, is this still the most complete car in its segment? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

This time round, X5 buyers get to choose from one petrol engine and two diesels. The mainstream xDrive40i petrol and xDrive30d diesel variants use a six-cylinder inline unit, while the X5 M50d is powered by a more potent six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with a quartet of turbochargers. All engines channel their power through an eight-speed Steptronic transmission, while BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is now standard across the range, the system now able to split drive torque between the front and rear wheels with even greater precision and speed on demand. The xDrive40i puts out 340hp and 450Nm of torque via a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharger and completes the zero to 62mph sprint in just 5.5 seconds. The xDrive30d diesel uses another 3.0-litre unit, but it features a single turbocharger with a maximum output of 265hp while offering 620Nm of torque and a 62mph sprint time of 6.5 seconds. Go for the M50d and you get 400hp, 760Nm of torque and 62mph from rest in 5.2 seconds. A two-axle air suspension system is standard, as is a 'Dynamic Damper Control' set-up to tailor ride quality, this accessible through the usual Driving Experience Control driving modes system. If you want to go further, the 'Adaptive M suspension Professional' package delivers two key enhancements. First, there's 'Active roll stabilisation - which compensates for cornering roll. And second there's 'Integral Active Steering' - which turns the rear wheels in either the same direction as the front wheels or the opposite direction, depending on the vehicle speed. This optimises cornering agility, ensures effortless lane changes and helps the vehicle to dart through city traffic. The few customers likely to venture 'off piste' can also specify an Off-Road package.

Design and Build

This fourth generation X5 may appear fairly similar to its predecessor but if you take a second look, much is different. It's 36mm longer, 66mm wider and 19mm higher, so it's a slightly more imposing thing this time round, with pared-back design language, clean surfacing and precise lines. The way that the roof rails, side window surrounds and other trim elements are finished in high-gloss black delivers an appropriately premium look. And inside? Well as buyers of luxury models now expect, there's a fully-digital instrument cluster, which shares the same graphics and design as the centre-dash iDrive Control Display. The transmission selector lever and the ventilation controls for the new 4-zone climate control system have been re-designed. Plus buyers can specify a panoramic glass roof that's 30% larger than and can be embellished with a 'Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge' option which provides LED light spread evenly across the glass surface to illuminate more than 15,000 graphic patterns and generate a display reminiscent of a starlit sky. There's a two-section tailgate that can be power-operated and as before, there's a large boot - now with 645-litres of space, extendable to 1,860-litres if you fold down the 40:20:40 split rear bench. A third row of seats is optional for larger families.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £57,500 for the base diesel xDrive30d 'xLine', rising to around £59,000 for the petrol xDrive40i 'xLine' and around £71,500 for the 400hp diesel M50d. The three key trim levels are 'xLine', 'M Sport' and 'M Sport Performance', all with unique exterior trimming treatment. The 'xLine' variants get 19-inch wheels, the 'M Sport' specification includes 20-inch rims and 22-inch 'V-spoke' alloys mark out the top 'M Performance' model. Inside, across the range you get standard 'Vernasca' leather upholstery, available in four colours and electrically adjustable and heated sports seats. Options include an 'Ambient Air' package which provides air ionisation and infuses the interior with eight individually selectable scents. The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System with 20 speakers and a 1,500-watt output will be tempting too, as will the optional Rear-seat entertainment Professional system which comprises a pair of 10.2-inch full-HD touchscreen displays, a Blu-ray-compatible DVD player and two headphone jacks. You can also specify thermo-cup holders for the centre console which allow drinks to be kept cool or warm. As you'd expect, there's all the latest camera-driven safety kit. And, to suit the mood of the moment, BMW has included its latest automated driving tech too - though to get it, you'll have to specify the optional 'Driving Assistant Professional package'. This gives you 'Active Cruise Control', a 'Steering and lane control assistant' and 'Traffic jam assist'.

Cost of Ownership

All model variants now comply with the requirements of the latest EU6d-TEMP emissions standard. The system of emission control for the petrol engines includes a gasoline particulate filter, while the diesel models boast BMW BluePerformance technology comprising a particulate filter, an oxidation catalyst, a NOx adsorption catalyst and an SCR catalyst with AdBlue injection. As a result, the petrol xDrive40i delivers 33.2mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions are 193g/km. The xDrive30d diesel returns a combined fuel consumption of 47.1mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of 158g/km. The M50d meanwhile, posts a combined fuel consumption of 41.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km. What else might you need to know? Well, routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. You can check all of this using menus in the 'iDrive' centre-dash display and the car will give you four weeks' notice of when a check-up is needed so you have plenty of time to book it. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles.

Summary

What we have here is a more mature X5, this fourth generation model having evolved into a larger, more comfortable and more efficient proposition. It will probably never reclaim the dominant market share its MK1 predecessor originally enjoyed, but BMW once again has the hardware to remind its closer German rivals just who really developed the luxury SUV sector in the first place. True, this might not be as handsome a design as it used to be, but it's still imposing and classy. Safer too and more relevant, not only in terms of its lower running costs but also its hi-tech infotainment ConnectedDrive cleverness. And all of this on top of a range of virtues that more than ever, offer as much motoring flexibility as you could ever need. We are, after all, looking here at a car with economy pretty close to that of an ordinary family estate, yet one that potentially can keep up with a hot hatch, scale the lower slopes of Ben Nevis and take up to seven folk to the theatre when all is done. It is, by any measure, a very complete vehicle - and now perhaps the most accomplished all-round choice in a very talented segment when all is said and done. A benchmark then. Just as X5s have always been.

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