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BMW X5

The BMW X5 marked the German prestige carmaker's first foray into the world of SUVs when it launched in 1999.

The five-door medium sized SUV was also the first of the German makers to debut a unibody-style SUV. Now into its third generation - priced from $102,900 to $209,900 - which launched in 2014, the X5 is available in all-wheel drive form with a range of engines including frugal diesels in the X Models X5 Xdrive 25D, through to the turbocharged V8 petrol monster under the bonnet of the X Models X5 M Competition.

In a first for the model, the X5 is also available with rear-wheel drive. It can be specified with seven seats, as well.

BMW X Models Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW X Models varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $46,900 and going to $213,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $46,900 $213,900
2019 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $36,000 $221,760
2018 SUV 1.5L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $34,400 $195,910
2017 SUV 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $28,500 $177,980
2016 SUV 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $27,990 $123,420
See All BMW X Models Pricing and Specs

BMW X Models Towing Capacity

The BMW X5 has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 SUV 2700kg 3500kg
2019 SUV 1900kg 3500kg
2018 SUV 1900kg 2700kg
2017 SUV 2700kg 2700kg
2016 SUV 2700kg 2700kg
See All Towing Capacity for BMW X5

BMW X5 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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BMW X5 Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Carbon Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Mineral White
  • Phytonic Blue
  • Arctic Grey
  • Sunstone
  • Tanzanite Blue II
  • Ruby Black
  • Pyrite Brown
  • Ametrine
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW X Models Wheel Size

The BMW X5 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 275x45 R20 for SUV in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 20x9 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 SUV 275x45 R20 20x9 inches 305x40 R20 20x10.5 inches
2019 SUV 275x45 R20 20x9 inches 305x40 R20 20x10.5 inches
2018 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8.5 inches 255x55 R18 18x8.5 inches
2017 SUV 255x55 R18 255x55 R18
2016 SUV 255x55 R18 18x8.5 inches 255x55 R18 18x8.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X5 Wheel Sizes

BMW X5 Interior

The interior of the BMW X5 is one of its most interesting attributes - it feels bigger inside than some of its rivals, which you may be able to tell from the images. It isn't quite as high-tech or technical feeling as competitors like the Mercedes GLE or facelifted Audi Q7, but the dashboard still has twin digital screens, there is quality trim throughout, and the leather quality is exceptional... but leather isn't standard on all models.

BMW X Models Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW X5 SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
2019 SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
2018 SUV 1762x1938x4886 mm 209 mm
2017 SUV 1762x1938x4886 mm 209 mm
2016 SUV 1762x1938x4886 mm 209 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW X5 Dimensions

BMW X5 Boot Space

The BMW X5 SUV has a boot space size of 640 Litres.
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BMW X Models Fuel Consumption

The BMW X5 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, Hyb/PULP and PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.2L/100km for SUV /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 SUV 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 3.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 9.2L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 3.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 5.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 8.5L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 3.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 5.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 8.5L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 3.4L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 5.9L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 SUV 8.5L/100km 3.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW X5 Pricing and Specs for 2020