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BMW X5 Reviews

2016 BMW X5 M Review

The world's fastest SUV just happens to also be the best.

2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M Review

The monstrous BMW X5 M and X6 M twins-under-the-skin defy convention in the best kind of way...

2014 BMW X5 sDrive 25d Review

The first four-cylinder BMW X5 is also the first 2WD model. It's also the most affordable. Will a small engine dull X5's broad appeal?

BMW X5: week with Review

The popular BMW X5 range now includes the sDrive 25d - the first rear-wheel-drive version.

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BMW X5 Videos

BMW X5 twin test - upgrading from E70 to F15

Read the article here. For many Australians, selling your car before its warranty period ends – say every three or four years – is pretty standard practice. And if your ownership experience has been good, then the first place you’re likely look for your next car, is the new version of the one you have. So today, I’m upgrading from my own BMW X5 to the new BMW X5...

Daredevil Drifting - BMW Alpine xDrive - Read the full article here. Snow is falling, the wind is howling and visibility is low. Perfect conditions to put BMW's xDrive system to the test on snow and ice at the BMW Alpine xDrive experience. CarAdvice heads to the Snow Farm, Wanaka, near Queenstown in New Zealand and Tegan Lawson gets behind the wheel of a number of X-series vehicles to get some tips on drifting, slalom and ice driving...

How to fit snow chains

With record snowfalls this year, it has never been more tempting to pack the car and head for the mountains. As the weather can be unpredictable, you may need to fit your snow chains. James Ward runs through the steps to ensure you stay safe in snow and icy conditions.

Driving, Diving and X5ing - BMW X5 Review

Escaping the city for the weekend, Tegan Lawson hits the road in the BMW X5 and heads to Port Stephens on a scuba diving adventure. Underwater vision courtesy of Nick Young.

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BMW X5 Comparisons

2015 BMW X5 M v Porsche Cayenne Turbo : Comparison Review

Traditionally, the sportscar concept embraced lightness and simplicity – a less is more approach. Increasingly, though, the makers of the BMW X5 M from Munich and Porsche Cayenne Turbo from Stuttgart – together with Affalterbach arch rival Mercedes-AMG – threaten to burst the conventional ‘sportiness’ pigeonhole at the seams plying extensive feature lists, excess in luxury and extremes of high performance in formulating their range-leading Sport Utility Vehicles...

BMW X5 Old v New comparison: Second-generation E70 v third-generation F15

When looking for a new car, particularly if you have had a positive ownership experience, the first place many of us turn is the new version of the car we already have. In my case, I’ve owned my second-generation E70 BMW X5 for three years now, and with the end of the warranty period approaching, the logical ‘next car’ path is the new third-generation F15 X5...

Luxury SUV Comparison : BMW X5 v Mercedes-Benz ML-Class v Range Rover Sport v Porsche Cayenne

The arrival of a bigger, third-generation BMW X5 styled to please America prompted that we revisit that age old question – are large SUVs lumbering, unwieldy tanks better suited to the bush? (or Bush?) Or are they viable high-rise family wagons? We picked the $100K price point, where the stars align in terms of 3...

BMW X5 News

BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...

BMW X5 M and X6 M launched: Pricing, specifications and sales

The equal most powerful and single most torque-rich regular production BMWs that money can buy launched in Australia this week. The second-generation X5 M and X6 M have touched down, priced from (a few grand higher than before) $185,900 and $194,700 plus on-road costs starting prices respectively...

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid confirmed for 2016 Australian launch

BMW will launch its first plug-in hybrid model (beyond its niche ‘i’ sub-brand) into Australian showrooms from 2016. Earlier this week, the Bavarian brand premiered the X5 xDrive40e, a petrol-electric version of its top-selling large SUV that looks just like the regular 30d version you see in school zones everywhere...

BMW X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid revealed

The BMW X5 xDrive40e formally revealed today is the Bavarian company’s first plug-in hybrid model from its “core brand” — those not part of its ‘i’ family. It joins a growing movement in PHEV technology from luxury brands, with rivals to include the diesel-electric Audi Q7 e-tron and forthcoming Mercedes-Benz GLE (nee ML-Class) PHEV...

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BMW X5 Owner Reviews

2014 BMW X5 xDrive 50i Review

My Lease was about to expire on my 2010 X5 30i, the retention manager from the BMW dealer calls me to ask if I was interested in upgrading. I was going to refinance my E70 but because of some negative equity problems I had to put some cash towards the re-finance. He then suggested the Full Circle Program which suited me more...

2012 BMW X5 xDrive 30d Review

We purchased the BMW X5 to replace an XC90 - a car that I maintain is still the most family oriented on the market. The X5 came brand new with all key options (innovations pack, panoramic roof, 20" M-Sport wheels) at a price we were very happy with. We have had it 2-years now (25,000km) and consider it the best car we have ever owned...

2012 BMW X5 xDRIVE 40d SPORT Review

Basically good all-rounder with plenty of kit. Has a brilliant interior with high quality materials. BMW really should make the seven seat option a bit cheaper.

2006 BMW X5 3.0d Review

I waited most of my life to be able to have this driving experience. Comfort goes hand in hand with manoeuvrability, performance and style. As a woman I feel great safety and confidence with handling and driving this car, especially in the dirt. I have increased BMW sales in my area by 400 percent as women trust my judgement and have changed their pre retirement car choices...

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