2019 BMW X5 xDrive 30d Radio Review

2018 COTY BMW X5 30D

With almost 50% market share SUVs have grown at a steady rate over the last 10 years. The prestige end is dominated by the BMW X5 and Rob Fraser takes the latest X5 for a drive.

With a 20 year plus successful history the X5 in some ways personifies the Urban Prestige SUV. Stylish, practical as well as being packed with technology, comfort and safety features.

Suited to four occupants, with incredibly comfortable front seats, you feel like you are sitting in your favourite lounge seat, while propelling a 2T plus SUV with ease.

The straight 6 turbo diesel engine has more than enough power and torque for your needs with stunning economy and the ride and handling is first class.

It is not an off road vehicle, more suited to urban escapades along with weekend trips to the farm or ski fields.

It is also a little expensive starting from about $113,000 plus on road costs and with a sometimes very expensive options list, the X5 isn’t for everyone, but those that decide to buy it will be rewarded.

About Rob Fraser 1980 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.