Infiniti's X5 rival

  • Infiniti launches first diesel model
  • Luxury 4x4 to rival BMW X5
  • Open to order now, priced from £45,150

Japanese premium manufacturer Infiniti has launched its first diesel model - a rival to the BMW X5.

The FX30d is available to order now with deliveries due in July.

It uses a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine which returns fuel economy of 31mpg and CO2 emissions of 238g/km.

In comparison, BMW's X5 30d returns 38mpg and CO2 emissions are 195g/km.

The BMW is also cheaper, with an SE model costing £43,980 while the Infiniti range kicks off at £45,150.

However, standard equipment on the Infiniti is high, with GT models coming equipped with leather seats, heated and cooled front seats, bi-Xenon cornering headlights, rear view camera and 20-inch alloy wheels as standard.