RWD BMW X5 Will Arrive in Australia Next Year for AUD82,900

This week the new X5 will go on sale in Australia but it will be limited to only 3 variants, at first. Those three will have a so-called 'entry-level' model  in the shape of the AUD99,900 xDrive30d, whilst the other two will cost you AUD133,900 or AUD147,900 for the xDrive50i or the M50d version, respectively.
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However, starting with March 2014, Australians can go for the brand new rear-wheel-drive model that will also become the new entry-level version, in the shape of the sDrive25d with a starting price of AUD82,900.

For that kind of money, you'll be getting a 1,995 kg (4,398 lbs) SUV that has a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine under the bonnet, making 218 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, mated to an automatic 8-speed gearbox.

In this configuration, the new car will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in a respectable 8.2 seconds and will return an average fuel consumption of 41.3 mpg (5.7 l/100 km). Quite attractive, to say the least.

Another new model that will be arriving in Australia next year will be using the same engine but will have all-whelk-drive transmission, dubbed xDrive25d and will be a bit heavier, tipping the scale at 2,040 kg (4,497 lbs) and pricier, starting at AUD87,900.

Via: Car Advice
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