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by James Ward

BMW has announced that the ‘Innovations‘ package will now be available as a no-cost option on all X5 models.

This brings the top-selling luxury SUV in-line with the updated Mercedes-Benz GLE range in offering more safety- and technology-centric equipment as standard.


All variants in the range, including the entry-level $86,200 sDrive25d, now come equipped with a heads-up display, surround-view parking camera, lane-departure warning, anti-glare mirrors and the interior lighting package.

The top-selling $102,900 xDrive30d adds features such as Comfort Access keyless entry and Driving Assistant Plus with adaptive cruise control.


Higher specification models are additionally equipped with soft-close doors and the 10.2-inch multifunction instrument display, with the xDrive50i and M50d models now fitted with a panoramic sunroof as standard.

The inclusion of Innovations adds $6900 worth of value to the sDrive25d and xDrive25d, $5600 to the xDrive30d, $5500 to the xDrive 35i and 40d, $4700 to the new xDrive40e Hybrid, and $6800 to the xDrive50i and M50d.


Pricing for the cars remains the same as when last changed in August 2015.

2016 BMW X5 pricing
including GST and LCT, excluding on road costs

BMW X5 sDrive25d -$86,200
BMW X5 xDrive25d -$91,200
BMW X5 xDrive30d – $102,900
BMW X5 xDrive35i – $109,900
BMW X5 xDrive40d – $118,900
BMW X6 xDrive40e – $118,900
BMW X5 xDrive50i – $135,900
BMW X5 M50d – $149,900

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