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2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i review

The sole petrol BMW X5 offering until the M arrives is an ideal version for urban drivers who crave maximum refinement and acceleration.

The Backup Plan: Two days in Queenstown with BMW M Performance

Queenstown, nestled near the southern tip of New Zealand, is usually a winter wonderland by the start of July. That makes it the perfect place for carmakers like BMW to let their hottest performance cars loose on ice. But snow has been hard to come by in 2019. The ski resorts around Queenstown are battling to stay open, and there's precious little coverage on the peaks surrounding Lake Wakatipu...

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30d review

You may need to look twice, but this is the all-new BMW X5. Does it have the goods to build on an already impressive F15 X5? Paul Maric finds out...

2019 BMW X5 M50d review

The X5 is BMW's most important model. In most ways, the new version remains true to its predecessor, but brings overall improvements. Sensible types will buy the entry grades, but for the bolder there’s the quad-turbo M50d...

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BMW X5 Videos

REVIEW: 2019 BMW X5 M50d

The new 2019 BMW X5 range kicks off with the X5 30d and 40i petrol and diesel models, which offer all the prestige SUV that anyone really needs. But, of course, some people only want the biggest and the best, which is where the X5 M50d tested here comes in.

REVIEW: 2019 BMW X5 hits Australia

Before Mercedes-Benz has had the chance to lob its all-new GLE into Australia, BMW has thrown its new X5 SUV into the ring.

2019 BMW X5 review: Workshop walkaround

See the full article here  The fourth-generation BMW X5 has broken with the seven-year model cycle established by previous BMWs, replacing a car released in 2014. This was always part of the plan for the G05 X5, according to BMW, as it transitions to new architectures across all models...

Luxury SUV Comparison: eight high-rollers tested

When it comes to generously sized premium SUVs, the fun really begins at the $90k-$100k mark. Why? Because at this sweet spot, the choice of people-moving metal on offer is as diverse a melting pot as you’ll likely find at any other price point or broadly encompassing segment. To answer the question of which is the ideal buy, we've put eight of the best to the test...

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BMW X5 Comparisons

Luxury SUV Comparison: Audi Q7 v BMW X5 v Jaguar F-Pace v Lexus RX350 v Mercedes-Benz GLE v Porsche Cayenne v Range Rover Sport v Volvo XC90

For around $100k there's a huge choice of plus-sized premium SUVs on offer. We take eight of the finest on a three-day trek to decide which is the finest luxury family hauler decent money can buy...

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...

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BMW X5 News

BMW i Hydrogen Next unveiled

The BMW i Hydrogen Next unveiled at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show is said to preview a production car coming around 2022. According to Car and Driver, the i Hydrogen Next has a driving range of between 490 and 595 kilometres. The car's hydrogen fuel tanks are reportedly located under the rear seat and in the centre tunnel, and can be refilled in around four minutes...

BMW X5 Protection VR6 revealed

BMW has revealed the new X5 Protection VR6, an armoured version of its popular luxury SUV. According to the Bavarian marque, the X5 Protection VR6 "offers private individuals and persons at risk customised protection against violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime". "This is often a decisive criterion, especially in regions like South America, Africa or Russia," BMW adds...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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BMW X5 Owner Reviews

2017 BMW X5 xDrive 40e iPERF (hybrid) review

Our journey with plug in hybrid electric vehicles started with the purchase of an Audi A3 e-tron early in 2016. We loved its smoothness, refinement and the convenience of being able to charge the car from home. The A3 e-tron was a great car, but as we transitioned into our early retirement phase, we wanted to do more driving holidays, so we needed a bigger car and one that could swallow up long distances in comfort...

2013 BMW X5 xDrive 50i Sport review

We had an addition in the family, so I opted for an SUV, and in this case SAV. I always wanted a BMW, so I decided to get my first BMW X5. I have driven BMWs before, as my family previously had different BMWs including an 750i, 335i M Sport, 335is convertible and an M4. I'm stating this to let the readers know that I am an experienced BMW driver...

2017 BMW X5 xDrive 30d Review

Back in April of this year, our X5 sDrive 25d was in at our local BMW dealership getting some work carried out on it. During this time, my family was given the opportunity to drive around in the big brother of our X5, the xDrive 30d, for just under a month...

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 30d Review

My brand new BMW arrived home with a few hiccups on its way from the USA to Australia. First of all when my car arrived at the dealer after what felt like years, they decided that the car needed to have a $3000 service and check up. Since the car had just come off the boat 2 days from when I had my car delivered, this so called "mandatory service" also included various fluid changes...

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BMW X5 Galleries

BMW i Hydrogen Next unveiled

BMW X5 Protection VR6 revealed

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