- X5 G05 xDrive30d (2018-2022)
Elegent and high quality product but missed some basics
Finish is elegent and high quality, engine performance far more than a 3litre petrol SUV would ever give, Fuel efficiency is ~12km per litre or 8.33 litres to do 100km which is exceptional for a V6, comfort is 2nd to none and the feeling you get when you sit in the cockpit is euphoric. Additional features - Self driving , Auto parking, hot and cold drink holders and voice command are game changers.
Missed a few tricks for a $140k car though, apple car play is very troublesome , when an android device is connected the response is much better as...you can still use BMW assisted voice command unlike in apple play. Break responsiveness for front collision is low unlike other vehicles comaparing against my previous 2015 Grand Cherokee. Heated steering wheeel - how did you miss that BMW. And in built camera's for video recording is pointless as it cannot be used as a dashcam and only automatically pops up at its own wish.
Purchased in May 2021 for $140,000.
Use it for commuting, off roading regularly. I service the car myself (been servicing BMWs for the last 40 years). 90,000kms with the only fault being that the front cigarette lighter blows fuses every now and again. Had previously BMW X5 3.0D which was as reliable as the day is long. Over 300,000kms and still giving great power and fuel economy. My current X5 40D twin turbo is a real stump puller. Long term average fuel consumption is 7.3l/100kms. Absolute please to drive once you get used to the electric steering. Three engine settings: Comfort, Sport and Sport +. Fantastic adaptive light system. Very pleased with it. Runs rings around my 200 series Toyota V8...
Car shutting down, door opening without reason, the main dashboard not working, water entry into car on both sides.
Private use, family car.
Daily use for twin toddlers.
20k a year km.
Services a recommended.
Sad that BMW have not solved significant issues. Who has time to take a car back every few months for repairs.
Purchased in February 2019 for $142,000.
This vehicle is rubbish - timing chain, footwell module, BMW customer services
I have this vehicle for some 6 years. It has done less than 150K KMs. I have done all services, never missed one.
The Timing Chain, according to Tim Collins of Berwick Motor Works, was damaged and must be replaced. It cost me some $7,000. When the Timing Chain was replaced, I was told that the Footwell Module was dead because the battery had to be disconnected when the engine was disassembled. I then contacted BMW, none of the phone numbers get me to any human beings. I was then told that BMW does not accept any responsibility unless the vehicle was diagnosed by its dealership. So, more than $7,000 for less than 150K KMs.
Purchased in October 2015 for $50,000.
- X5 G05 xDrive30d (2018-2022)
Really nice car, but could be so much better
First time owner of a BMW X5 xDrive30d G05 and I must say that overall I am happy that I made the decision but was rather surprised, if not disappointed, about some key features that are missing and appear to be completely over looked. My previous vehicle was a Hyundai Tuscon Highlander, and while the BMW iDrive system appears to be complex and very customisable, the Tuscon was hands-down more customisable in terms of settings for key functions.
- Comfort, handling and super low road noise
- Steering assistance is a delight to use and wor...
Purchased in January 2021.
Nightmare - Run away, and buy a Lexus/Mazda/Toyota/Genesis
I have been told you own a German car once in your life.
Owned X5 2009 in 2016. It had a full service history, always done on time, and 170,000kms.
But the problems came thick and fast:
-Leaked oil (common problem with BMW and $$$ fix),
-Slow and weak gear shifting (BMW auto transmission is of poor quality and this is a common issue - expensive fix)
-Noisy, squeaking suspension
-A door did not close properly,
-A headlight needed replacement (very expensive to fix)
BMW use cheap plastic all over their engines - not metal. The plastics become hot and will crack decades before a metal part would need replacement....BMW customer service was appalling - they simply don't care, because they get these calls all the time. It's just normal for a $90,000 car to last 10 years before it's ready for landfill in their opinion. I now have a Lexus RX with 280,000kms. Has been very reliable and is a supremely comfortable ride - I will never buy a BMW ever again, and will likely be a Lexus customer for life, as Mercedes and Audi are also money pits.
Second X5, great car
This is the second E70 I’ve had - the first was a 2007 and this is the facelift 2011. Same look but quite a remarkable difference in ride, steering, and tech. Heads up display, 3 cameras, etc, all pretty advanced for 2011. It’s a good car to drive, a bit hard and some road noise but handling is good. Incredibly reliable. Between the two cars and over 100,000 km I’ve only had two problems - one where the belt pulley sheared off, another the iDrive button had to be replaced (all on the 2007 model). Other than that, very reliable.
Purchased for $32,000.
BMW F15 M50d
Great family car, looks tough, very impressive acceleration with a tonne of power, interior has it all. Watch out for suspension bushes is my only thing to consider, they seem to squeak in all models. But no expensive to replace.
Purchased in July 2018 for $84,000.
Rubbish under luxury shell
I was lured by the luxury exterior and bought it recklessly. Overnight I found a lot oil on the ground. Then I did some research online and was aware that I made a huge mistake. As the handling was good I still tried to save it. I had been to a few mechanics with two did not want to answer my call and one highly recommended I sell the car. He pointed to all the plastic parts under the bonnet and fixing up the leaky engine oil cost a fortune. Even though it was fixed it would not last long. Then I searched the car history and found that the prev...ious owner paid big amount on repairs. So I decided to get rid of it. After I sold the car I found a lot of bad comment on BMW X series and it is rated the top one of the five cars we should never buy as there are too many common issues with this car. Lucy I did not lose too much money on this money pit. Before this car I thought German cars are the best but now I have to follow the mechanics advice that stay away from German cars.
great quality car for people who can afford it .
bought my 2015 30d m sport x5 brand new cant fault it m few minor issues but all were covered by warranty , i bought the extra 2 years from bmw so had 5 years full cover , just done 70000km no issues what so ever , usually i change cars after 5 years , will keep it for 2 more years , for piece of mind have taken an extended manufactures warranty so the same as bmw from car sales for $2410 three years , as the new warranty so cant go wrong to keep it , drives great , looks great , great on fuel , would buy the next one after this , as long as you get the service plan for bmw for 5 years and extended warranty there is no reason why you cant keep the car for 5 even 6 -7 years . if not i would change it every 4- 5 years for sure .
Purchased in June 2015 at trivett bmw for $110,000.
Great car! Love it!
I just generally drive around with this car, I must say, I love it! The seating is great and it is a perfect size for me, might be a bit harder for smaller people to get in however. The reason it is not 5 stars is that it does not last very long at all! If you need a car for around a year I recommend this.
Purchased in August 2019 at Bendigo Ford for $7,000.
Still in love
Bought a 2013 35d, we have done 60.000ks in about 18 months taking it to 190,000 on the clock, its such a great car, that's an understatement, the power and torque allows towing a large float loaded effortless, and extremely economical, my wife gets around 1000ks per tank (me about 800ks) but you can really hoof it and it takes corners better than most small cars I have owned, I change the oil every 10,000ks. the runflats wear quick but if you want a 2500 ton vehicle to handle like a sports car suck it up or put normal tyres on it and buy a spare like one of my mates did.
Purchased in March 2018 for $35,000.
- X5 G05 xDrive30d (2018-2022)
Beautiful car with great fuel efficiency
I use this car for personal and professional use. Amazingly spacious and luxurious, as I had many upgrades that were included including a 10-year servicing plan. It's a beautiful car that rides well is fuel-efficient and the best in its class.
Purchased in February 2019 at BMW Dealers for $135,955.
Beautiful to drive, an absolute horror to repair
I bought an 2005 X5 for my very first car. I bought it for an absolute steal and fell in love with it from day 1. Before owning my X5 I drove a 2008 V8 Troopy so it was a big difference. ;)
I am currently trying to sell it after owning it for a year and a half and clocking up about 55 000 km's on it because I cannot keep up with the cost of repairs.
Barely a month into owning it I had to spend about $2500 on it, something about oil in the radiator and the death of the alternator. After this I was just happy to get back in my darling car and...thought surely nothing else would go wrong. Turns out just about everything has gone wrong. Lets list them: - Transmission leak (turned out to be just a seal, phew) about $900 to fix - I have had all four control arms replaced- about $200 each for parts and labour - Window regulator $250 (with out labour) - Window clips for passenger window- only $20 per clip
Purchased in January 2018.
Awesome car, the best I've owned
I purchased this SUV in March 2019 as a replacement for my 2014 X5 F15 30d, and I am surprised how much it has been improved.
I use this vehicle for commuting to work every day, and as my familys primary weekender/holidays car including towing a small boat.
This vehicles ride is extremely smooth, and surprisingly soft - given it came with M-Sport package and 21" wheels. Cabin noise is very low, especially on the highway/freeway, however I think the Pirelli tyres are more the source of the noise than the road surfaces I travel on. I'll definite...
Purchased in March 2019 at Doncaster BMW.
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i Sport Utility 4D
I recently got my hands on a 2005 BMW X5 E53 Automatic All-Wheel drive (3.0L) and would love to take it off-road. So I'm putting it out there to those who have the same car and have tested it off-road. Is it okay to take off-road? and to what extent? (as I plan to beach drive with it - if it is safe to do so)
I am a car idiot. I have a X5 2006. What happens when I nudge the gear lever to the left and go into the manual mode? Is this a 4WD situation or what? Answer in simple terms please.
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||22" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.2 L/100km||9.2 L/100km||7.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||83 L||80 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||195kW @ 4000rpm||250kW @ 6500rpm||294kW @ 4400rpm|
|Max Torque||620Nm @ 2000-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||760Nm @ 2000-3000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||United States||United States||United States|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||500 mm||500 mm||500 mm|
|Release date||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Mar 2007|
|Discontinuation date||Oct 2013|
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