The BMW X5 xDrive40i costs $120,900 as standard, but our test vehicle with the M Sport package had metallic paintwork ($2000), an M Sport exhaust system ($1000), a trailer tow hitch ($2500), and 22-inch M light alloy, double-spoke wheels ($3900). So, with those optional extras, our X5 has a MSRP of $130,300, which includes GST and the Luxury Car tax.
It has a 3.0-litre petrol engine, eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, five seats and a list of standard features that is long and impressive and includes full leather interior, heated front seats, adaptive suspension, heads-up display, around-view monitor, a 12.3-Inch display screen, multimedia system with Apple CarPlay (Android Auto is coming to BMWs in the second half of 2020), adjustable pedals, gesture control, roof rails and panorama glass roof.
Driver-assist tech includes evasive steering assist, front cross-traffic alert, and driving profile selection, among plenty of other safety gear.
This X5 has a dizzying array of onboard features, but you’ll have to set aside an hour or so of your own time to go through all of those in a specs sheet. I’m not going to do it for you – I’m not your life coach. The options list is just as swollen, so make yourself a cuppa and prepare yourself.