BMW X5 X Drive 3.0d SE

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  • 36,900 Miles
  • Reg Date: 2011

Here we have a 2011 registered X5 SE finished in Deep Sea Blue Metallic with Oyster Leather. Just two owners from new, a lady driver for the last 3 years and its travelled just 36,900 miles since new.

Standard specification is comprehensive with all the usual features including Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Parking Sensors Front and Rear, Multi Function Steering Wheel with Phone Operation, Voice Control and i-Drive

The Media Pack with Pro Nav, Enhanced Bluetooth, USB Interface and the must have Heated Seats and 20″ Alloys are all extra cost options.

It has a full BMW Service History visting the dealer at 12,970, 20,622 25,955 and @33,447 miles in June.

Autocar say ….

The Mk2 X5 was given a subtle mid-life makeover in 2010, with some mild styling changes, minor chassis revisions, an extended list of options and an expanded range of engines.

Although BMW doesn’t offer any frugal four-cylinder engines in the X5 (as Mercedes does in the M-class), the X5’s six-cylinder diesels are among the most efficient in the class, and all are linked to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

As well as riding and handling in a sophisticated and capable manner, the X5 is refined and comfortable, relatively economical, roomy inside and, so it’s easy to see why it has been such a popular choice with families looking for a big premium 4×4.

In 2010, new engines were launched for the xDrive30d, xDrive40d and xDrive50i, with the latter two models replacing the xDrive35d and xDrive48i respectively.

The entry-level xDrive30d was upgraded to produce 241bhp, up 10bhp on the previous xDrive30d, while 0-62mph acceleration was trimmed to a claimed 7.6sec. The unit was also made more frugal, putting combined cycle economy at 38.2mpg, equivalent to 195g/km of CO2.

At 241bhp, the engine in the X5 xDrive30d is one of the more powerful in its class, and it gives this SUV a healthy turn of speed with a a 0-60mph time of 7.9sec, and there’s a broad spread of power throughout the rev range. Peak torque of 398lb ft is developed at just 1750-3000rpm, so response from low revs is excellent, too.

The X5’s brakes (ventilated discs all round) give good stopping power, and pedal feel is  good. The eight-speed automatic gearbox shifts smoothly and quickly.

The BMW X5 has a suppleness and maturity to the way it goes down the road that’s every bit a match for a Range Rover Sport or Mercedes ML, even when fitted with optional sports suspension. It corners better than both the Merc and the Range Rover too. BMW says the X5 is “a driver’s car”

The double wishbone front suspension is said to respond to road inputs more quickly than the struts of the first-generation model, and the X5 certainly has a confidence and ability that you’d need a Cayenne to better.

It steers accurately, responds well and keeps its body movements under tight control. Although this is still no sports car, the grip and traction it found on MIRA’s wet handling circuit were quite remarkable.

What the X5 won’t do is go as far off road as some of its rivals. BMW doesn’t hide the fact that this car has been developed for on-road use, but it still has a 25deg approach angle, a 24deg departure angle and a 19.7deg breakover angle as well as a wade depth of 500mm. Look beneath it and you’ll see a virtually flat underbody, too, with the exhaust hidden in a cavity. There’s even hill descent control. Its xDrive four-wheel drive system, which features an electronic central clutch allied to the DSC system, is tuned to maximise on-road traction at the expense of off-road capability which lets face it si were most SUV’s spend the majority of their time.

The X5 is not only more potent than the equivalent Audi or Mercedes, but also more frugal and cleaner. In our experience, 26.5mpg is a perfectly realistic average, and this rises to 36mpg at cruising speeds.

Verdict

The X5’s comfort levels are beyond serious question, it feels soundly built and it accommodates five well, while running costs aren’t too profligate, provided you avoid the petrol-engined models.

There are other SUVs that do things better; a Range Rover Sport will go further off road, a Porsche Cayenne handles with more pizazz and an Audi Q7 will seat seven far more easily.

But no rival is quite able to combine the blend of abilities that best suit how these cars are used like the X5 does.

All of our sales cars undergo a complete Inspection before being placed on sale, supported by a comprehensive warranty, offering you complete confidence and peace of mind in your Investment. A pre-delivery workshop check is also carried out before a car leaves us for its new owner a HPI Clear Certificate and MOT History is also provided too.

Call the Showroom on 01384 442369, or Ian 07801 389439  for further Information or to arrange a viewing.

Finance packages available for Business users and Private purchasers that can be tailored to suit your Individual requirements. Part Exchanges welcome too of course.

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