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BMW reveals local X5 pricing

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Words: Nile Bijoux
8 Nov 2018

The latest generation X5 is hitting dealers now, with three engine options available.

BMW’s latest X5 brings a familiar look to the streets, albeit with a much chunkier grille. Adaptive LEDs are standard with BMW’s laserlights an optional extra. At the rear is a new two-section hatch to help ease loading of smaller items, with automatic operation for both another option.

Inside is a pair of 12.3-inch screens, one for instrumentation and the other for infotainment. Power-adjustable, heated front seats are standard, with ventilation and massaging features further boxes to tick. Customers can also upgrade the switchgear to glazed items, and spring for a Bowers & Wilkins 20-speaker, 1500wpc stereo.

While New Zealand misses out on the 4.4-litre V8 option (for now), we get the sweet 294kW/760Nm quad-turbo straight-six diesel engine in the M50d. The xDrive30d also comes with a six-cylinder inline diesel, albeit with just one turbocharger, in this case developing 195kW and peak torque of 620Nm.

Sitting between the two is the xDrive40i which uses a 3.0-litre straight six turbopetrol good for 250kW and 450Nm.

Pricing starts at $135,200 for the 30d, and ends at $177,900 for the range-topping M50d, with the $147,900 40i in-between.

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