Special BMW X5 celebrates ten years of production
14 September 2009

A special edition BMW X5 has been launched to celebrate the car's tenth anniversary of production. It is called the BMW X5 xDrive35d 10-Year Edition.

The car only comes in grey metallic paintwork with unique 20-inch Y-spoke light alloy wheels, matt aluminium exterior trim, matt aluminium roof rails and a panoramic glass sunroof.

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Inside, the car has comfort seats, anthracite headlining, nappa leather upholstery and BMW Individual piano black trim.

Special '10-Year' plaques are also fitted to the front doors, front door sill plates and on the dashboard.

Since it was put on sale in the UK in 2000, BMW has sold 62,872 X5s. Diesel-powered versions dominate sales, now accounting for approximately 95 per cent of sales. M Sport is the most popular specification, taking about 80 per cent sales of the compared to SE.

BMW X5 xDrive35d 10-Year Edition numbers are limited to 2000 cars worldwide, with approximately 200 destined for the UK. Prices start at £53,075.

From September, BMW has also announced that the X5 and X6 will be available with the latest hard disc based BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, and a nine-channel amplifier with 825W and 16-speakers.

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Our Verdict


The big BMW X5 SUV may be getting a little long in the tooth, but it’s still one of the best all-rounders in its class

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