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BMW X5 2021

The 2021 BMW X5 range of configurations is currently priced from $124,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 BMW X5 resulted in a score of 8.5 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Senior Content Manager Justin Hilliard had this to say at the time: There is no doubt that BMW seriously stepped up its game with the fourth-generation X5, raising its levels of luxury and technology, all the way to that of the flagship 7 Series.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Justin Hilliard liked most about this particular version of the BMW X5: Imposing looks, Luxurious interior, Sublime engine

The 2021 BMW X5 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW X Models 2021 Price and Specs

The BMW X Models 2021 is currently available from $124,990 for the X Models X5 Xdrive30D up to $248,880 for the X Models X5 M Competition.

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BMW X Models Body Type Specs Price from Price to
X1 Sdrive 18D SUV 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $45,900 $58,080
X1 Sdrive 18D M Sport SUV 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $47,000 $59,400
X1 Sdrive 18D Xline SUV 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $44,300 $55,990
X1 Sdrive 18I SUV 1.5L PULP 7 SP AUTO $40,300 $51,590
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BMW X5 2021 Q&As

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

  • BMW X5 diesel problems

    Despite the price and BMW’s reputation, this series of X5 was not without its problems. Specific to the diesel-engined versions was a raft of things to watch out for when shopping for a second-hand X5. Those start with a poorly designed intake system which used small flaps in each inlet trat designed to create better air and fuel mixing and, therefore, more complete burning of the fuel. The problem was that these little flaps were secured by two screws each, and these could become loose and fall into the engine with catastrophic results. In some cases, the screws could even migrate into the turbocharger unit, destroying it.

    Like many other brands of modern turbo-diesel, the X5 could also be afflicted by problems caused by a blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). If the vehicle was used for urban work rather than highway running, the DPF could become clogged and unable to regenerate itself. Any X5 diesel with a `Service Engine Soon’ light illuminated on the dashboard is a potential problem child.

    The car’s exhaust gas recirculation valve could also leak, causing faults within the emissions-control system, while the electronics associated with the fuel injectors could also be damaged by water entering the engine compartment.

    Beyond the diesel engine, the rest of the X5 package was not without problems, either. Those can include electronic issues, poor water sealing around the body, noisy suspension and problems with petrol-engined variants as well. Fundamentally, this was not BMW’s finest hour quality-wise. It’s also worth noting that even though the BMW brand is a German one, this generation of X5s was manufactured in South Carolina in the USA.

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  • Would swapping 20-inch wheels for 18-inch wheels affect the handling and safety of my BMW X5?

    Urban dwellers love the look of huge wheels and low-profile tyres, but their country cousins generally hate them. That’s because those some giant wheel and tyre packages make the car ride more harshly and the tyres themselves are more prone to damage because there’s less sidewall to soak up impacts.

    Switching to an 18-inch wheel and a tyre with more sidewall would definitely make the car ride better, but it’s not always that simple. For a start, you might run into problems in a legal and insurance sense because you’ve suddenly modified the car. To get around that, you should stick to the smallest wheel and tyre package that the manufacturer specified for that vehicle. In the case of a current model BMW X5 that’s a 19-inch wheel and tyre. That’s going to give a better ride than the 20-inch items you currently have, but it won’t be as big an improvement as an 18-inch package. If, however, yours is not the current model X5, then previous models did, in fact, offer an 18-inch package.

    Either way, check with your insurance company that you’re not transgressing at some pedantic level and check, too, that the smaller wheels won’t drastically alter the overall gearing and suddenly make your speedometer inaccurate.

    As for handling and braking, the differences between an 18-inch and 20-inch wheel tyre package would only be felt on a race-track and not in everyday driving conditions. But the improvement to ride quality will be felt every time you drive the vehicle.

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  • BMW X5: Replacement key cost

    An automotive locksmith might be able to help you on the cheap, but if they can't you'll need to go to your dealer. You can read more about how to replace your key fob here.


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  • Land Rover Discovery 3 and BMW X5 2009: Maintenance costs

    What you want isn’t readily available, so I would suggest you survey a number of mechanics specialising in Discoveries and X5s to get the information.

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BMW X5 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 BMW X5 will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

BMW X5 Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
X5 Xdrive 25D SUV 275x45 R20 305x40 R20
X5 Xdrive25D SUV 275x45 R20 305x40 R20
X5 Xdrive 25D M Sport SUV 275x45 R20 305x40 R20
X5 Xdrive25D M Sport SUV 275x45 R20 305x40 R20
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BMW X5 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 BMW X5 are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 2015mm x 1748mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW X5 2021 Dimensions  include 1598mm height, 1821mm width, 4439mm length.
BMW X5 Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
X5 Xdrive 25D SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
X5 Xdrive25D SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
X5 Xdrive 25D M Sport SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
X5 Xdrive25D M Sport SUV 1745x2004x4922 mm 214 mm
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BMW X5 2021 Towing capacity

The BMW X5’s towing capacity ranges from 2700kg to 3500kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW X5 Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
X5 Xdrive 25D SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3500kg
X5 Xdrive25D SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3500kg
X5 Xdrive 25D M Sport SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3500kg
X5 Xdrive25D M Sport SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 3500kg
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BMW X5 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 BMW X5 is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW X5 is available with the following fuel types: PULP, Diesel and Hyb/PULP.

BMW X5 Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
X5 M Competition SUV 4.4L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 12.5L/100km
X5 Xdrive 25D SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO
X5 Xdrive 25D M Sport SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO
X5 Xdrive 30D SUV 3.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
X5 Xdrive 45E SUV 3.0L,Hyb/PULP,8 SP AUTO
X5 Xdrive25D SUV 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 6.9L/100km
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