8BMW X5

BMW X5

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8BMW X5
3.8

75 reviews

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68%13%19%

Build Quality
4.2
Value for Money
3.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Noise Level
3.9
Braking
4.5
Acceleration / Power
4.5
Gear Shifting
4.5
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.4
Handling
4.5
Interior Design
4.5
Boot Size
4.2
Comfort
4.3
Features
4.4

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75 reviews
Seshu
SeshuIllawarra, NSW2 posts
  X5 G05 xDrive30d

This is perfect fit for family

It’s used regular commute and serviced regularly. Usually twice in year with service packages. Show details
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Adam G.
Adam G.South-Eastern Region, NSW3 posts
  X5 F15 xDrive30d

Great all rounder

Okay I just purchased the BMW X5 2014 a couple of month’s ago with 150,000kms but it does drive like new. I made sure all services were done and the vehicle has been a highway commuter from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast clocking up 80,000kms in past 3 years, which for me is much better than short city driving for a diesel motor. Buying an older BMW you must keep it maintained and serviced every 10,000kms and only use the appropriate oil and filters etc. The only negative I can think of is the noise of the wide rear run flat tyres at highway speeds. Show details
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Kechar
KecharGippsland, VIC6 posts
  X5 G05 xDrive30d

Absolutely amazing

I use my X5 for family drives, commuting to work. I use it almost everyday. The service is 20,000 km or every 12 months v Show details
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Harry
HarrySydney, NSW14 posts
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John V.
John V.Western District, VIC12 posts
  X5 F15 xDrive40d

Great SUV!

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... Show details
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Kay281
Kay281Sydney, NSW
  X5 G05 xDrive30d

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.

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Jacob Xu
Jacob XuGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC10 posts
  E70

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.  Show details
Paul
PaulAdelaide12 posts
  Verified X5 G05 xDrive30d
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reviewman27
reviewman27Perth, WA45 posts
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BCJ
BCJSydney, NSW2 posts
  E70

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. Show details
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L.Smith
L.SmithSydney9 posts
  X5 F15 M50d

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. Show details
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Hunter
Hunter18 posts
  E70
peter b
peter bSydney, NSW12 posts
  X5 F15 xDrive30d

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 . Show details
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Adqm
AdqmCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC17 posts
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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. Show details
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tryingtoslowdown
tryingtoslowdownCentral Queensland, QLD5 posts
  E70

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. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Craig A.
Craig A. · X5 E70 (2007-2013)

Looking at buying a BMW X5 3.0d e70 3ltr turbo diesel 2011 at 118000kms.
Anything that I should be aware of before purchasing this vehicle as I will Looking at vehicle this Wednesday 25th January.
Never had a BMW so not sure what to expect.
Is servicing very expensive and at this mileage and year is their anything that may start the breakdown that could be costly.
Regards Craig

Kechar
Kechar  

Please make sure that it has a proper service history by BMW. Check how new the tyres and battery are. The e70 is a couple of generations back, but is a reliable machine.

Asif A.
Asif A. · X5

How far can one liter of petrol travel?

Seshu
Seshu  

I have diesel one and gets between 800-1000 kilometres for full tank

John F.
John F. · X5 E70 (2007-2013)

I have a 2009 3.0 D M sport
I was driving along & the car stopped & would not start but only turned over a couple of times & battery was flat so the first thing I did was replace battery ! Now it will start & run for a second or 2 then stop & will not start until I take key out and reinsert & then it’s the same again starts then stops !!! On a couple of occasions it has run for 3-4 minutes but then stops as usual

Maia J.
Maia J.  

i have the exact same problem. its at the mechanics now as it stopped starting. Dpf, glow plugs and injector 6 were all replaced a year ago and the same faults are coming up now after it broke down fully

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BMW X5 E70
  • Discontinued
BMW X5 E70 (2007-2013)3.6 
CategoryLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVsLarge / 7 Seater SUVs
Starting Price $112,990$149,900$115,990
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypeDieselDieselPetrol
Wheels20" Alloy22" Alloy20" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.2 L/100km7.5 L/100km9.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 80 L80 L83 L
Engine6 Cylinder 3.0L6 Cylinder 3.0L6 Cylinder 3.0L
Max Power195kW @ 4000rpm294kW @ 4400rpm250kW @ 6500rpm
Max Torque620Nm @ 2000-2500rpm760Nm @ 2000-3000rpm450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm
Country of ManufactureUnited StatesUnited StatesUnited States
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)3,500 kg3,500 kg3,500 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Dimensions
Ground Clearance500 mm500 mm500 mm
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