There's a new entry-level model coming to the BMW X5 line-up, and it'll be here late in the third quarter of 2019.
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BMW has revealed a new, entry-level version of its X5 SUV for the European summer, set to arrive in Australia late in the third quarter, or early in the fourth this year.

The X5 xDrive 25d maintains the all-wheel drivetrain of its pricier siblings, but subs the inline-six engine for a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 170kW and 450Nm. It's mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission, as uses a claimed 6.2L/100km on the combined cycle.

That's down 25kW and 170Nm on the xDrive 30d currently offered in Australia. That car costs $112,990 before on-road costs, which would suggest the 25d will push down towards the $100k mark. Stay tuned for pricing and specs, which will be revealed closer to launch.

BMW has been generous with its spec on the current X5 range, with even the base 30d including tech like real-time traffic, dual-zone climate, a 10-speaker audio system, auto-dimming interior mirrors and the full gamut of active safety features as standard.

It rides on 20-inch alloy wheels, and comes in X Line trim as stock. We'd suggest the 25d will ride on smaller wheels than its pricier siblings when it touches down, and could miss out on tinsel like a head-up display and gesture control as standard fit. Stay tuned on that one.