There is no doubt that BMW’s X5 has made an impact on Australian roads. The second highest selling of the BMW range in Australia (second only to the ever popular 3 series), the X5 has carved a place in the hearts of its biggest fans, its owners and drivers.
The introduction of BMW’s new X5 range is looking to cement this place of pride in the BMW stable. With a sleek new look and a list of included extras that reads like an optional list for many other car manufacturers and a $10,000 drop in price for the entry level X5 sDrive25d, BMW has a right to feel confident that this latest range will be positively received.
With a price tag starting at $82,900 for the sDrive25d edition and inclusions such as a leather and wood interior, 18 inch alloy wheels, reversing camera, dual zone climate control, automatic tailgate operation and bi-xenon headlights, the 25d certainly ticks all the right boxes for savvy buyers interested in the prestige car market. BMW haven’t forgotten the technophobes, with satellite navigation and voice controlled internet connectivity as standard inclusions.
As far as power is concerned, the sDrive25d is powered by a twin turbo, four cylinder diesel motor, providing 160kW/450Nm. In layman’s terms, the sDrive25d goes from 0 to 100km in a speedy 8.2 seconds, whilst only consuming 5.8ltr per 100km. Its eight speed automatic transmission operates seamlessly, providing the driver with a level of motoring experience that is expected in a vehicle of the X5’s calibre.
Available for purchase now, the X5 sDrive range is sure to be one of the first ports of call for new SUV buyers who are looking at a vehicle produced by one of the world’s prestige automotive car manufacturers.
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