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For almost two decades,BMW X5it delighted everyone who owned it. During this time it has proven to be an extremely popular used vehicle and is a regular feature in our Group1 showrooms. Each ofI am selling a used BMW X5at Group1 is a high-quality SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) that has undergone some of the most rigorous testing procedures to ensure you always drive in a vehicle that is as good as the day it left the BMW factory.

Why drive a used BMW X5?

Driving dynamics aUsed BMW X5he always makes sure that the ride is fun and that every bend or bump in the road is easy to navigate. TheX5it offers vehicle performance that is as good as its safety performance and fuel economy. It is a driving pleasure that is realized and it is a vehicle that is at the peak of its power and has almost unbeatable handling. Current offer fromI am selling a used BMW X5are available in the following model variants:

  • xDrive50i
  • xDrive40e
  • xDrive25d
  • xDrive30d
  • xDrive40d
  • M50d

The BMW X5 series has been discontinued after the fantastic fourth generation of the X5 series. Although you can still come across used models from the first three generations, finding a used BMX X5 can prove to be a difficult task3. Below is a brief history of the vehicle and an overview of the Icon's specificationsRange of BMW X5 vehicles.

De BMW X5 sports active vehicle

Fourth generation BMW X5
2018 to date

The fourth-generation G05 X5 uses BMW's CLAR platform, which is also found in the 7 and 5 Series. It has a five-link rear suspension and is available with four-wheel steering or adjustable air suspension that can be raised or lowered by 40mm. Compared to its predecessor, the G05 X5 is 36 mm (1 in) longer, 66 mm (3 in) wider and 19 mm (1 in) lower in height. All gasoline models are equipped with particle filters, while all diesel models are equipped with AdBlue injection, which reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides.

Almost all regions have xDrive AWD, but a rear-wheel drive sDrive model is available in the US. The xDrive50i model is available outside of European markets, while European markets will receive M50i models. For the 2020 model year, the M50i became available in the North American market, replacing the xDrive50i model.

Did you know? In August 2019, BMW introduced an armored variant called the X5 Protection VR6, which can withstand attacks from AK-47 bullets.

The fourth generation BMW X5 at a glance

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  • 3.0 L petrol/electric
  • 3.0L petrol
  • 4.4 liter petrol
  • 2.0 liter diesel
  • 3.0 liter diesel


  • 8-speed automatic

Vehicle class

  • A luxury mid-size SUV, but BMW sees it as an SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle

Assembled indoors

  • Germany: Munich
  • United States: Greer, South Carolina
  • Russia: Kaliningrad
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Indonesian: Jakarta


  • 2.975 mm


  • 4.922 mm

BMW X5 of the third generation
2013 to 2018

Launched in November 2013 after first being revealed six months earlier,BMW X5 of the third generationkeeping the coolness of the previous generation X5 and improving the rest. New engines are available and significant improvements have been made to the X5's already impressive safety, practicality and comfort features.

Did you know? A high-performance derivative of the X5 called the BMW X5 M was available during the third-generation X5 production run. However, it was seen as a completely separate model and is currently in its own second generation. Model years included the E70 X5 M (2010–13) and the F85 X5 M (2015–present).

BMW X5 of the third generation at a glance

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  • 2.0 liter hybrid
  • 3.0L petrol
  • 4.4 liter V8 petrol
  • 2.0 liter diesel
  • 3.0 liter diesel


  • 8-speed automatic

Vehicle class

  • A luxury mid-size SUV, but BMW sees it as an SAV or Sports Activity Vehicle

Assembled indoors

  • Germany: Munich
  • United States: Greer, South Carolina
  • Russia: Kaliningrad
  • Egypt: Cairo
  • Indonesian: Jakarta


  • 2.933 mm


  • 4.886 mm

Second generation BMW X5
2006 to 2013

FromSecond generation BMW X5it was introduced in November 2005 and first launched in early 2006. It includes a number of technological improvements over the previous generation X5, including BMW's new iDrive system. In addition, it included an optional third row of passenger seats, meaning that this version of the X5 could seat up to 7 people, a first for any BMW model.

The facelifted version went on sale from 2011 and proved to be a huge sales hit as it became BMW's third best selling car at the time.

Did you know? In 2009, the BMW X5 Diesel Variant was introduced, becoming one of the best-selling luxury diesel SUVs in the world.

The second generation BMW X5 at a glance

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  • 3.0L petrol
  • 4.4 liter V8 petrol
  • 4.8 liter V8 petrol
  • 3.0 liter diesel


  • 6-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic
  • 8-speed automatic

Vehicle class

  • A mid-sized luxury SUV

Assembled indoors

  • United States: Greer, South Carolina
  • Mexico: Toluca
  • Russia: Kaliningrad


  • 2.933 mm


  • 4.854 millimeters

First generation BMW X5
2000 to 2006

FirstBMW X5was a crossover vehicle produced by BMW between 1999 and 2006. The engine and electronics system was based on what is currently used in the BMW 5 Series, which made itFirst generation X5is very popular on the used vehicle market. This is because the BMW 5 Series technology is easily upgradeable and compatible with the latest BMW practical technologies.

FromFirst generation BMW X5it received a facelift in late 2003, incorporating many design elements from the second generationX5(See below).

Did you know? The first generation X5 was part of Land Rover, as BMW owned the brand at the time and used a number of Land Rover technologies to ensure the X5 became a powerful off-roader. These technologies include Land Rover's impressive Hill Descent System and the exceptional Offroad Engine Management System.

The first generation of the BMW X5 series at a glance

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  • 3.0L petrol
  • 4.4 liter petrol
  • 4.4 liter V8 petrol
  • 3.0 liter diesel


  • 5-speed automatic
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 6-speed automatic
  • Manual gearbox with six gears

Vehicle class

  • A mid-sized luxury SUV

Assembled indoors

  • United States: Greer, South Carolina
  • Mexico: Toluca


  • 2.819 mm


  • 4.666 mm

Keep that in mind!The fourth generation BMW X5 was launched in 2019, so keep an eye on this page for our first used 2019 BMW X5 models coming soon.

Frequently asked questions about the used BMW X5

Q: Is the X5 available in a diesel version?
A: Yes, diesel engines are available with all four generations of the X5.

Q: What model years are the most popular used X5s?
A: The 2018 X5, 2017 X5 and 2016 X5 are the most popular models of vehicles we sell. A new 4th generation is also available from time to time.

Q: Is there an automatic transmission X5 in South Africa?
A: Yes, and later models are only available with an automatic transmission as standard.

Prices of used BMW X5

Used BMW X5 prices for the vehicles listed on this page are determined by a number of factors, the most obvious of which is the age and equipment level of the X5 in question. However, the condition of the vehicle (both mechanical and aesthetic condition of the body) and mileage also play a role. Additionally, if the X5 is a demo model or near-new model, part of the warranty or service plan may still be in effect, which will also affect the price of a used BMW X5.

Please do not hesitate to contact us about the used X5 you are interested in at one of the following Group1 used car dealerships in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape:

Are you interested in used BMW X5 models previously for sale?

Launched in 2000 to capitalize on the explosion in SUV popularity, the BMW X5 is now in its fourth generation. Based on the powerful 5 Series sedan, the X5 is a large vehicle that elevates the driver above the cars around it. As expected, aused BMW X5it gives you the same elegant refinement you've come to expect from this luxury German brand, plus significant off-road capability. Look at the othersused BMW X5 modelspreviously for sale in Group1.

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BMW X5 Xdrive 40d Sport M/T (F15)

Price:508.280 €,-

  • 2015
  • 148,000 kilometers
  • By hand
  • Petrol

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BMW X5 Xdrive30d M Sport Sport Steptronic

Price:€ 459.900,-

  • 2015
  • 121,000 kilometers
  • Automatic
  • Diesel

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BMW X5 Xdrive30d M Sport Sport Steptronic

Price:€ 479.900,-

  • 2014
  • 145.532 km
  • Automatic
  • Petrol

Used X5 for sale in the Western Cape

Used BMW X5 for sale in the Western Cape are some of the most popular SAVs and SUVs we have in our showrooms. Here's why you can find them at all three of our Western Cape locations in Cape Town (2) and The Garden Route (1):

Group 1 Used Kuilsrivier
Telephone:021 900 5200

Group 1 Automobili Stellenbosch
Telephone:021 201 1867

Grupa 1 Automobili Kuilsrivier
Telephone:021 903 0500

Grupa 1 Cars Beach
Telephone:021 891 2866

Group 1 Cars George
Telephone:044 008 5041

Group 1 Cars Knysna
Telephone:044 302 2600

Used X5 for sale in Gauteng

You can choose the qualityUsed BMW X5 for sale in Gautengin one of our showrooms in Johannesburg, Gleneagles or Midrand:

Group 1 Automobili Midrand
Telephone:087 057 9788

Group 1 Alberton Cars
Telephone:010 593 4393

Group 1 Used Gleneagles
Telephone:011 210 7600

Used X5 for sale in the Eastern Cape

Find the right thingBMW X5 for sale in the Eastern Capeu Uitenhageu:

Group1 Automobili Uitenhage
Telephone:041 994 1800

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What is the best year BMW X5 to buy? ›

As mentioned, X5 models from 2016 onwards are great options in terms of reliability and value proposition – particularly the 2016, 2017, and 2021 X5 model years. These recent models have earned high marks, not just in reliability but overall performance and value for money as well.

Is it worth buying a used BMW SUV? ›

Because they're worth less than a new vehicle, used cars cost less to insure at any level, and in many states, will cost less in your yearly auto taxes, too. Choosing a used BMW SUV means you get the most desirable perks of SUV ownership for less: more cargo space, more seating and exceptional performance.

Is BMW X5 the best SUV? ›

Yes, the 2023 X5 is a great SUV. Not only does it serve as a practical and versatile people-hauler, but it delivers athletic performance that puts some non-SUV sports cars to shame. It also has a feature-packed infotainment system, a well-built and comfortable interior and plenty of cargo space.

How much did a BMW X5 cost in 2017? ›

Used 2017 BMW X5 Pricing
Original MSRPKBB Fair Purchase Price (nat'l average)
sDrive35i Sport Utility 4D$56,895$19,211
xDrive35i Sport Utility 4D$61,895$24,089
xDrive35d Sport Utility 4D$67,895$24,815
xDrive40e iPerformance Sport Utility 4D$72,895$21,907
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What are the most common problems with BMW X5? ›

BMW X5 Common Problems and Solutions
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  • Engine Skip (E53 Models) Problem: ...
  • Loss of Brake Power. Problem: ...
  • Rough Idling and Stalling. Problem: ...
  • Door Handles (SUV Models) Problem: ...
  • Stalling and Jerky Driving. Problem: ...
  • Creaking Tailgate. Problem:

What model and year is the most reliable BMW? ›

10 Most Reliable Cars BMW Ever Produced
  • 8 2007 BMW Z4.
  • 7 2011 BMW 3 Series.
  • 6 2022 BMW X1.
  • 5 2016 BMW 3 Series.
  • 4 2017 BMW i3.
  • 3 2016 BMW 5 Series.
  • 2 2017 BMW 2 Series.
  • 1 2018 BMW X5.
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What is the best mileage to buy a used BMW? ›

The cutoff for good mileage on a used car is generally somewhere between 30,000 and 60,000 miles, but today's used cars are lasting longer than ever! Even a used car with 100,000 miles or more can be a good choice if it has a strong maintenance history and a lack of deeper structural damage.

Should I buy a 6 year old BMW? ›

From a financial perspective, buying a used BMW that's five or six years old can be the best option. Having the resources you need can help you find the vehicle for your needs, maximize its lifetime, and minimize the total costs of owning a BMW. The following are the essentials you need to know when buying a used BMW.

What is high mileage for a used BMW? ›

If you're considering a used BMW, you'll want to consider the following factors when determining the condition of any low-mileage used cars you're considering: Use: What is considered high mileage? Anything over 75,000 miles falls under this category.

Does BMW X5 require premium gas? ›

To get the very best performance from the X5, BMW officially recommends 93-octane fuel.

Why you should buy a BMW X5? ›

The 2023 BMW X5 offers a variety of driver assist and safety technology. As a result, the 2023 BMW X5 has also been given the IIHS Top Safety Pick award, a testament to BMW's commitment to driver safety. Standard in the X5 are Active Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision, and much more.

Is Q5 better than X5? ›

The X5 is larger and costlier, but it wins on passenger and cargo space, and easily outpaces the Q5 when it comes to power. The Audi features more restrained styling and bests the X5 in fuel economy, but by a smaller margin than you might expect.

How many miles will a 2017 BMW X5 last? ›

How Long Will the 2017 BMW X5 Last? A well-maintained 2017 BMW X5 can last around 200,000 miles, which is shorter than other midsize luxury SUVs like the Lexus RX. Regular annual maintenance costs are higher than other SUVs, according to data provided by Repair Pal at $1,134 per year.

Is X5 2017 a good car? ›

The 2017 BMW X5 remains one of the top picks in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV class. Strong performance, a luxurious cabin and an efficient diesel engine option help distinguish it from its accomplished rivals.

How much should I pay for a BMW X5? ›

Based on Edmunds analysis of recent prices paid in your area, the Edmunds Suggested Price for the 2022 BMW X5 sDrive40i base trim is $54,302. The Edmunds Suggested Price for a 2022 BMW X5 is based on recent transactions in your area.

Is X3 or X5 more reliable? ›

X5 Reliability. From a reliability standpoint, the X3 and X5 are evenly matched. According to Consumer Reports' reliability data for the 2022 model year, the X3 earns a three out of five predicted reliability score and a three out of five predicted owner satisfaction score.

What is the best performance BMW X5? ›

X5 M60i xDrive

The M60i is the X5 version of the above and uses an increased 4.4-litre petrol engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive, producing a colossal 523bhp, good for 0 to 62mph in just 4.3 seconds.

Are BMW X5 expensive to maintain? ›

BMW X5 Major Service Costs: Common Issues & Repair Pricing

Time always takes a toll, and BMW X5 major service costs can come in at more than $1,400 per year when your vehicle ages out of its warranty. Of course, your mileage will vary.

Which BMW X5 is most fuel efficient? ›

BMW X5 Gas Mileage

The 35d engine delivers 25 mpg combined; 23 in the city and 29 on the highway. 40e hybrid models are estimated to get 56 mpg equivalent in gas and electric mode, and 24 mpg in gas only mode. Finally, the 50i model is expected to put out 15 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway, for a combined 17 mpg.


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