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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...

2020 BMW 330e, X3 30e, X5 45e review: Quick drive

BMW is going plug-in crazy with no fewer than three making their debut at Geneva. We've already driven 'em...

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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 X5, X6 and X7 tow rating upped to 3.5 tonnes

BMW has its sights set on grey nomads, with a factory-fit package boosting the towing capacity of its X5 and X7 to 3500kg. The option costs $2500 and must be installed at the factory, meaning owners will need to tick the right boxes to utilise their car's full braked-towing capacity. An Australian tongue, electrical connector and tow ball adds another $700 to the option price...

BMW Australia 'quietly confident' 2019 sales will grow

BMW Australia is "quietly confident" its sales will grow during the second half of 2019, as its SUV range expands and consumer confidence returns after the federal election. The company's sales have been relatively stable throughout 2019, with deliveries down 4.0 per cent year-to-date at the end of June. That's despite an overall market slide of 8...

2020 BMW X5 M50i, X7 M50i unveiled

The range-topping BMW X5 M50i and X7 M50i were unveiled overnight, ahead of an anticipated Australian launch before the end of the year. Like the M850i xDrive, both crossovers are powered by a 4.4-litre V8 with two turbochargers located within the V. The engine is said to make 390kW of power between 5500 and 6000rpm, and 750Nm between 1800rpm and 4600rpm...

BMW X5 xDrive25d announced, Australian launch confirmed

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...

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BMW X5 Owner Reviews

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...

2011 BMW X5 xDrive 30d Review

Just to let you, the reader, know: I've never actually driven this car. I am just 13, so I can’t legally drive and am writing this from the perspective of someone whose family has been fortunate to have had two X5s, and who loves reading car magazines and watching YouTube clips about cars. We have had our E70 X5 for about 4...

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