2015 BMW X5 | new car review

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by
2015 BMW X5
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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 345,000 - 450,000
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  • 2015 X5
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  • Last modified: March 25, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 75%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Since its inception in 1999, the has been the market leader in the Sports Activity Vehicle segment. The X5 is also known to be one of BMW's best-selling model series accounting for almost a third of all BMW models sold globally.

Pros

* Neat exterior design earns the German SUV points.

Cons

* Unimaginative interior doesn't allow the X5 to stand out from the rest.

Looks

Upon first glance, the X5 remains unchanged for the most part. New headlights extending into the broad-set kidney grille, horizontal lines and taut surfaces optimize the side profile, while new rectangular shaped exhaust pipes and accentuated lights beautify the rear end. A step up from the previous gen model, then?

2015 BMW X5 top

Feels

Though the interior has undergone minor alterations, it still remains distinctively BMW. Due to the model’s 3.2cm extended wheelbase, the cockpit now incorporates a slightly raised seating position. Moving away from slightly restricted seating capacity, the 2015 X5 is available with an optional third row of seats making it a seven-seater. Additionally, the boot is now capable of storing 1,870 litres, a noticeable increase on its predecessor’s capacity.

2015 BMW X5 interior

Engineering

On the technological front, the 2015 BMW X5 features a touch sensitive iDrive controller which enables users to write letters on the surface of the controller, instead of having to scroll for letter input. Furthermore, adaptive suspension with Comfort, Dynamic, Professional and Adaptive M Suspension settings make their way to the 2015 X5.

2015 BMW X5 side

What’s on offer?

With BMW’s Twin Power Turbo technology and EfficientDynamics, the 2015 BMW X5 is faster than ever. Under the hood sits an enhanced twin turbo 4.4 litre V8 that produces 450 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. This makes a 0 – 100 km/h run possible in an extremely impressive 5.0 seconds. Joining the engine line up is the smaller xDrive35i V6 engine capable of producing 305 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque.

2015 BMW X5 front

Summing it…

On the whole then, the 2015 BMW X5 is slightly bigger, slightly faster and slightly more efficient than its predecessors. But is this enough to justify its AED 345,00 price tag? We sure seem to think so!

2015 BMW X5 rear

Specifications

 
Specifications2015 BMW X5 xDrive 35i2015 BMW X5 xDrive 50i
Engine/ Cylinders3.0 litre Twin turbo V64.4 litre Twin turbo V8
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
305 hp @ 5,800 RPM450 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
400 Nm @ 5,000 RPM650 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission8 speed automatic8 speed automatic
DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h6.5 secs5.0 secs
Top speed235 km/h250 km/h
PriceAED 345,000AED 450,000

One Response to 2015 BMW X5 | new car review

  1. shaddi hart Reply

    January 10, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    ilike the car

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