New special editions of the X5 off-roader announced by BMW
19 August 2005

Despite a waiting list that already extends into next year, the X5 4x4 range has been extended by BMW to give buyers greater choice.

For £40,055 £1540 over the standard 3.0d Sport, the 3.0d Le Mans Blue Sport pack adds 20in alloys, running boards and leather/Alcantara upholstery as well as a Le Mans Blue metallic paint finish, previously only seen on the flagship 4.8.

There is also a new range of Exclusive Edition models, with unique interior and exterior traim, available with 3.0i , 3.0d or 4.4i engines based on either SE (from £41,845) or Sport (from £41,950) trims.

X5 buyers can also now have the choice of three new options packages. The £520 Climate pack adds heated steering wheel, front seats, and sun protection glass. Starting at £1140, the Premium pack adds a panoramic sunroof, electric lumbar support, Xenon headlamps and leather trim. available only on Sport models from £880, Sports Plus adds 20in alloys, running boards and leather upholstery.

Our Verdict

Audi Q7

The Q7 is accomplished, but doesn’t feel as at home on UK roads as more refined rivals like the Range Rover Sport and BMW X5

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