2014 (14) BMW X5xDrive30d M Sport 5dr Auto

Harry Fairbairn MINI (Glasgow)
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

20GB Hard drive6.5" colour display screen
BMW emergency callBMW online + Apps interface
BMW teleservicesCheck control system
Lights on warningOn board computer
Outside temperature gaugePark distance control
Professional multimedia navigation systemReal time traffic information
Remote tailgate releaseService interval indicator
Servotronic PASStop/start button


Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional twin tuner radio with single CD player and MP3 CD playback facility
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAuto upper tailgate release
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBrake force display
Chrome exhaust tailpipesClear indicator lenses
Door mirror integrated indicatorsDouble kidney grille with chrome surround and black slats
Downlights in exterior door handlesElectric + heated aspheric door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with anti-trapElectric headlight adjustment
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted glass
Headlight washer jetsHeat insulated glass
Heated washer nozzlesIndividual door sill finishers
Intermittent rear wash/wipeM aerodynamic body kit
Rain sensor with auto light activation systemTwo piece tailgate

Interior Features

12V accessory power point in centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
2 x 12V socket in rear centre console40/20/40 split folding rear seats
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Boot lashing pointsElectric front seats + driver memory
Front and rear cupholdersFront armrest with storage bin
Front/rear courtesy lights with soft on/off dimmingFront/rear reading lights
Gearshift paddles on steering wheelHeated front seats
Height adj rear head restraintsIlluminated glovebox with lock
Isofix child seat preparationLED footwell lights
Luggage compartment coverM leather steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnSecuring rings in luggage compartment
Storage bins on all doorsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Tilt/height adjustable front head restraintsToolkit located in luggage compartment


3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS
ADB - Automatic Differential BrakeAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child locks on rear doors
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
DSC-Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brakeFront and rear head airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsHill start assist
Occupancy sensor for passenger seatPyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit


Locking wheel nutsRemote central locking
Thatcham cat 1 remote alarm/immobiliser 


Adaptive M suspensionSport automatic transmission


Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)158Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN57D30O1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)51.4EC Urban (mpg)41.5


Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power258
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0745EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)6.8Engine Power - BHP258
Engine Power - KW190Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT413
Engine Torque - MKG57Engine Torque - NM560
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed142


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front255/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear285/45 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2184 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)85Gross Vehicle Weight2780
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1870Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight710Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked3500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight2070No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW X5 xDrive30d

Is this the best all-round SUV money can buy? Jonathan Crouch reckons the X5 xDrive30d is in with a shout.

Ten Second Review

Holster those prejudices against big SUVs for a moment and consider this. The BMW X5 xDrive30d is big, safe, rapid and decidedly efficient. It'll get 45.6mpg and emit 162g/km of carbon dioxide. Given that less than a decade ago we were sold a Ford Ka that managed 37.2mpg and 182g/km, it's a remarkable achievement on BMW's part.


The BMW X5 is an easy car to underestimate. Rival manufacturers have made this mistake time and again with the result that when their copycat vehicle arrives on the market, BMW has moved on and they're left trying to convince buyers that what they actually want is slower, thirstier and more cumbersome. It's hard to hit a target that moves as quickly as the X5 and in this, its third generation, BMW has raised the bar again. So let's home in on what I think is the definitive X5. Forget the overblown M-badged footballer chariots, the best car in the range is a humbler diesel, the Xdrive30d. This is the sort of car that makes sense to many families with a bit of disposable income to spend on something that feels like a reward. If you still equate SUVs with big and wasteful, read on. It'll be educational.

Driving Experience

The X5 made its name as the first 'sports activity vehicle', BMW-speak for a 4x4 that handled like a decent estate. I remember driving the first generation car on its launch at Road Atlanta and seeing the utterly bemused faces on journalists who climbed out. It was a game changer the like of which I don't think I've seen since. The second generation was bigger and slicker and now this third generation model really gets all its ducks in a row. The xDrive30d isn't the entry-level diesel any more. That honour goes to the 218PS sDrive25d, a front-wheel drive car, that's also available with all-wheel drive in xDrive guise. You step up to a more agreeable 258PS with the xDrive30d, which gets it from rest to 62mph in just 6.9 seconds, topping out at a respectable 142mph. The engine is a gem. The straight-six turbodiesel is a lot more refined than the four-pot 25d unit and the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission is just as good. Peak torque of 560Nm chimes in at a subsonic 1,500rpm and extends all the way through to 3,000rpm, significantly easing the transmission's workload. You'll need to swot up when specifying the car though. There's a traditional steel coil suspension setup as standard, but if you want something extra you can choose from one of four adaptive systems - Comfort, Dynamic, Professional and M-Sport - which feature active dampers, a self-levelling air-sprung rear end, more resistant springs, a clever differential and active anti-roll bars. There are also options for active variable-ratio power steering and a sport automatic 'box. Opting for bigger alloy wheels also has an effect on ride quality. One day we may get to grips with the definitive specification for an xDrive30d but that day isn't today.

Design and Build

You might feel a little disappointed that the styling looks so similar to the outgoing model but BMW has styled the car in a deliberately evolutionary manner, as it is fully entitled to given that the X5 is a well-recognised and loved shape. Signature exterior features are short overhangs, a long wheelbase and a short distance between the front axle and the instrument panel. The front apron has air intakes at its outer edges which emphasise the X5's wide track and broad stance, while striking underbody protection elements are a nod to its off-road chops. BMW has rather slyly morphed the X5 into more of a scaled up X3 in silhouette, gently teasing the shape of the glasshouse into one that's a little more accommodating.The interior features a layered front panel with a horizontal structure and 3D surfacing. The high-quality materials include accent strips on the front and rear door panels and Oxide Silver dark matt, Poplar Grain fine wood or Aluminium Hexagon elements on top of a high-gloss black surface with a Pearl Grey Chrome underline. There's a 10.2 inch free-standing Control Display screen linked to the revised iDrive Touch Controller operating system. The climate control and ventilation displays feature black-panel technology.In all models, there's the option of comfort or sport front seats. Heated comfort seats are also available for the second row. An Easy Entry function and a grip on the C-pillar make access to the rear simpler. The third-row seats can be lowered into the floor individually. The folding backrest in the middle row is now split 40:20:40 as standard for greater versatility. The BMW X5 offers a minimum of 650-litres of luggage space, and 1,870-litres - an increase of 30-litres with the seats up and 120-litres with them folded - in two-seat formation.

Market and Model

Should you settle on the xDrive30d, you then have to decide whether you want the SE trim or M Sport. The SE is priced at around £48,000 while the M Sport tacks around £4,500 to that asking price. The SE is strongly equipped, with 18-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tyres, Bluetooth, a 20Gb hard disk, a DAB tuner, metallic paint, LED fog lights, voice control, xenon headlights, satellite navigation, a multi-function steering wheel, leather upholstery and Oxide Silver interior trim. Upgrade to the M Sport version and you'll find 19-inch alloys, adaptive M suspension, Shadowline exterior trim, aluminium hexagon interior cappings, an M aero bodykit, electric front seat adjustment with memory function for the driver's seat, sports eats and a sport transmission. There are also a number of cosmetic upgrades such as exhaust finishers, an anthracite headlining, high-gloss roof rails, and M door sills as well as the usual M-badges on the steering wheel, front side panels and key. Optional features available include a Driving Assistant with Lane Departure Warning and a pedestrian and collision warning system with braking function. Dynamic Safety adjusts the seat belts, front passenger seat, windows and sunroof (if fitted) to the optimum position to survive an accident, while Attention Assistant can sense possible driver fatigue and issue audible and visual alerts. The Glare-free High-beam Assistant allows full beam to be maintained even when there are other vehicles approaching or immediately ahead by masking the portion of the light pattern which could blind other drivers. The BMW Parking Assistant identifies suitable parking spaces and not only steers the X5 into them but also operates the accelerator and brake, while Surround-view gives the driver a 360-degree view of the outside of the car. Internet access and Online Entertainment, giving access to 12 million music tracks, are available, while BMW Apps includes web radio, customised music programming and access to Facebook and Twitter. A Harman Kardon Surround Sound system and a Bang & Olufsen Advanced audio system are available.

Cost of Ownership

BMW claims to have improved efficiency by an average of 20 per cent across the board, not only through engine advances but also via extensive weight and drag-reduction measures, making the new X5 the lightest and most aerodynamic car in its class. The X5 is fitted as standard with ECO PRO, Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand use of auxiliary units, electric power steering and low rolling resistance tyres. Extensive use of ultra-high-tensile steels in the body structure, an aluminium bonnet and magnesium instrument panel support and thermoplastic side panels have reduced the weight of the X5 compared with the previous model, with the xDrive30d weighing just 2,145kg. The car's drag co-efficient (Cd) has meanwhile been reduced to as low as 0.31. What does this mean? It poses a real problem for rival manufacturers. Take the Porsche Cayenne diesel as an example. Much the same price as an Xdrive30d SE, but down on power, over half a second slower to 62mph and gets 39.2mpg compared to the BMW's 45.6mpg. The BMW's about 16 per cent more efficient despite being quicker and more spacious. It's a similar story on emissions. Where the Porsche chugs out a respectable 189g/km, the BMW manages 162g/km - again around 16 per cent better. With strong residuals and a manageable group 42 insurance rating, this BMW makes a lot of sense on the balance sheet.


If you ever needed reminding quite how good the BMW X5 xDrive30d is, consider this. It's more economical than the Range Rover Sport SDV8. Perhaps you guessed that already; after all the BMW packs 258PS and the Range Rover 339PS. What you may not have realised is that as well as being more economical, it's more spacious, and it's even faster than the Range Rover too. Diesel against diesel, one costing £48,000, the other £82,000 and it's pretty much a slam dunk for the cheaper car, just so long as you don't plan on serious off-roading. It's not perfect though. Despite the engineering excellence, there's a hint of under-confidence about the X5. Where it was once the car that dictated the rules the rest had to follow, now you sense BMW playing catch-up in some departments, trying to match Audi's interior finish and Mercedes' clever safety systems. That's a minor issue though. If you want the best all-round SUV on the market, I challenge you to come up with concrete reasons as to why the BMW X5 xDrive30d is not that vehicle.


** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£410.16
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£29,998
Credit amount£26,998
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£15,008
Total amount payable£37,286.52
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge9.07p per mile
Representative APR8.9%

Harry Fairbairn MINI (Glasgow)

512 Kilmarnock Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, G43 2BP

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