2010 BMW X5 Xdrive 50I M Sport


  • Main dealer serviced since purchase
  • Only 66,500 miles covered
  • Recent service by Sytner BMW in February 2024
  • All four tyres replaced with OE Continentals in the last year
  • MOT valid until June 2025

The Appeal

First introduced in 1999, the X5 was BMW's first SUV - though they preferred to call it an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) because of its distinctly agile handling compared to most crossovers on the market. The second generation of these, the E70, has become a future classic in its own right - especially when the higher performance examples come into play. 

This particular 2010 XDrive50i M Sport, with its 4,395 cc engine and automatic transmission, offers a blend of performance and comfort that is hard to match to this day, and we're sure it'll pick up a lot of interest. 

This vehicle has been meticulously maintained, with a full service history from main dealers, and only 66,500 miles on the clock. The car has been garaged for two of the four years under the current ownership, and it's only recently passed its MOT. Ready and waiting to go!

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 2010 for the 2011 model year
  • Two previous owners
  • Purchased in February 2020
  • Believed to have always been London-based
  • Garaged privately for 2 out of the 4 years of ownership
  • Main dealer serviced since purchase
  • Standard service carried out by Sytner BMW in February 2024
  • Onboard computer suggests that the service history is up to date
  • MOT valid until June 2025
  • Only 66,500 miles covered

The Condition

  • Attractively styled and kept in good overall condition
  • Paintwork has some light scuffs and marks
  • Rear bumper carries a small paint bubble and has likely been resprayed in the past
  • There are a couple of parking door dings 
  • Overall condition presents well for the age
  • All four wheels were repaired when the car was purchased; the treatment is beginning to show signs of wear
  • All four tyres have been replaced in the last year and are OE Continentals
  • Some corrosion to the subframe, as highlighted in the latest MOT - but this is far from serious
  • The cabin is nicely kept
  • All leather is intact with no rips or tears
  • Slight wear to the armrest on the passenger side
  • Some scratches on the aluminium inlays (present at purchase)
  • No upgrades or non-standard add-ons

The Mechanics

  • 4.4L Twin-Turbo V8 Powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 6 gears
  • Air springs at the rear were replaced in 2023 (no more sagging when parked)
  • Alternator was replaced in 2024
  • The 50i is quite rare; the V8 engine makes it powerful (402 HP), sonorous, and effortless
  • Bought for travelling in Europe - the vendor notes it has  handled long distances well
  • High capacity in both engine cc and internal space - ideal for grand touring
  • The vendor notes it as a 'sleeping giant'; performs well at low revs but becomes powerful when needed
  • MOT advised that both suspension arm ball joints has slight 'play' at the front
  • Transfer box seal replacement in 2021
  • However we have no reports of any mechanical issues
  • We understand the car is running exactly as it should

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Auction Details
  • Year 2010
  • Make BMW
  • Model X5
  • Colour Grey
  • Mileage 66,171 Miles
  • Engine size 4398
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ealing
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
3 Bids
  • longsho•••• £3,500 14/07/24
  • walsh.j•••• £2,500 14/07/24
  • dr5_sup•••• £1,000 12/07/24

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