Used BMW X5 Information
A luxury midsize SUV, the X5 is a direct competitor to Audiâs more recent Q5 as well as the Land Rover Discovery. It was introduced to the market in 1999 as BMWâs first SAV â they rebranded it as a Sports Activity Vehicle, as opposed to Utility, in order to remind potential buyers of its on-road handing as well as practicality.
In many ways there was not a car on the market quite like the BMW X5 upon its introduction, and the German manufacturer has continued to improve the vehicle, both in terms of its performance and features. The first-generation (E53) ceased production in September 2006, but not before it had benefitted from the new technology (including the Hill Descent System and Off Road Engine Management system) used by its sister company Land Rover.
The second version (E70) of the X5 arrived in 2006, and was produced until 2013. The top-of-the-range engine was upgraded to an M-Power V8 turbo and packed a massive 555hp. They also increased the seating capacity from five to seven, and also expanded the luggage capacity.
The F15, launched in 2013, comes with a choice of three engines: a V8 petrol packing 450hp, and two six-cylinder diesels with 258hp and 381hp respectively. BMW have also upgraded the interior with high-end features throughout the car.
On the used market there should be plenty of second-gen X5s available. With the option of the 3.0L and 4.4L V8 gasoline engines and turbo diesel as well, there is an SAV out there to suit all needs.
There are 9,265 used BMW X5s in our used car listings, including the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series and BMW X3. 60% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 85% have no accident history.