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BMW X5 M Performance Parts launched

BMW has announced a range of optional M Performance accessories for its upcoming 2019 X5. The range of parts bring no performance upgrades to the X5, instead focusing on interior and exterior enhancements. On the outside, enhancements include a range of components such as a larger front air intake, front and rear bumper winglets, a larger rear diffuser and unique mirror-caps; all in carbon-fibre...

BMW recalls 1.6 million diesels globally over fire risk

BMW has extended a safety recall for diesel vehicles across various model lines over a potential fire risk – now affecting around 268,000 units in the UK and 1.6 million globally. According to the Bavarian marque, the fault could see the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler can leak glycol liquid, which could result in "smoldering particles" when combined with high temperatures in the EGR modules and "typical soot particles"...

2019 BMW X5 pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for the fourth-generation X5 SUV, which touches down locally in November. The range will kick off with two variants: the xDrive 30d and xDrive M50d, priced from $112,900 and $149,900 before on-road costs respectively. Power in the 30d comes from a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine making 195kW and 620Nm, good for a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 6...

BMW X5 (E53) recalled

The first-generation (E53) BMW X5 has been recalled, over concerns the front airbags could randomly activate. According to the company, a mismatch of software and hardware within the airbag control could activate the front airbags while parking the car. There's a risk the airbags could injure occupants if they randomly activate...

2019 BMW X5 v 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE

The quicker-than-usual development cycle for the fourth-generation BMW X5, and somewhat tardy arrival of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE, have combined to make their respective arrivals almost coalesce. Of course, we wouldn't dare determine which of these US-made luxury SUVs is superior without a proper comparison test, which we'll do as soon as both arrive on local shores: November this year for the BMW, and April/May next year for the Benz...

2019 BMW X5 xDrive 45e iPerformance revealed

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the brand new, fourth-generation BMW X5 has been revealed. Its name? The BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance. The successor to BMW’s X5 xDrive40e pairs a 210kW 3.0-litre petrol-fired inline-six with an 82kW motor, with onboard electric power stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. System output is 290kW/600Nm...

Poll: 2019 BMW X5 is a styling winner

The 2019 'G05' BMW X5 is a styling hit – at least, compared to its predecessor – according to our latest reader poll. Although it adopts a typically evolutionary design, the new X5 is larger than the car it replaces, and significantly more advanced under the skin. Up front, it runs with a much larger kidney grille than before, with more angular headlights and a chiselled jawline...

BMW X5: Through the generations

There's a new BMW X5, carrying model code G05, just four years after the last one was launched. Mercedes-Benz technically was technically the first German brand to market with a road-biased four-wheel drive – the unloved first-generation ML-Class – but BMW was the first to really nail the formula...

CarAdvice podcast 106: What do Volkswagen enthusiasts think of the Arteon?

On the panel this week we have Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2019 Peugeot 508 Touring, Audi Q8, and BMW X5 have been revealed. Also, Alpine A110 pricing and specs have been announced, the Ford Mustang has been upgraded to a three-star ANCAP rating, and you can now buy a Bugatti Chiron in Lego form...

Driving experience ‘is the core of BMW’

Despite its push to advance autonomous and semi-autonomous driver aids, not to mention alternative powertrains, BMW says the new X5 is primarily focused on the driving experience. Speaking to CarAdvice at the secret unveiling of the X5 in South Carolina last month, the car's project leader, Johann Kistler, said one of its primary focus areas was how it makes the driver feel...

2019 BMW X5: Fourth generation is two years early

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. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview event for the new X5 in South Carolina last month, Johann Kistler, project manager for the car, explained why it's here early...