Debut Series Cool Rides
Produced 2002-2006 (original)
2005-2011 (lightbar)
2014-Present (retool)
Number MB539/MB596/MB872
Scale Unlisted

Model HistoryEdit

The Matchbox BMW X5 debuted in 2002. The casting was in production as MB539 from 2002 to 2006 before being discontinued and as MB596 from 2005 to 2011 before it was discontinued as well. The casting returned as MB872 in 2014 for the 1-120 mainline. It has been modified as the separate piece lightbar has become part of the windows and the copyright updated to 2014.

The BMW X5 has been issued in three different forms:

  • MB539: without a light bar on the roof
  • MB596: with a light bar on the roof
  • MB872: with a light bar as part of the windows


The BMW X5 has come out in the following versions:

Number Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy Number(s) Country Notes / Variations Photo
MB31 2002 1-75: Cool Rides 3/4 Deep Blue Silver Matchbox logo on rear quarter panel Black / Plastic Clear Gray Lace 95227 (USA) 96643 (INT) China BMW X5
N/A 2002 Stars of Germany Candy Apple Red Silver “headlights” (two dots), grille Black / Plastic Clear Light Gray Lace 90156 China Stars of Germany BMW X5
MB54 2003 1-75: School Time 4/5 Maroon Silver stripe, 54 Black / Plastic Smoke Brown Lace China INT only BMW X5 (2003 INT)
N/A 2004 Around the World: Gateway Arch 9/45 Gold Gateway Arch,
St. Louis skyline
Black / Plastic Blue Tint White Lace C0758 China
N/A 2004 Stars of Cars (INT) Red Silver headlights, Feuerwehr, 112 Black / Plastic Clear Black 5-Spoke Teardrop - 1285cf H0308 (INT) China Light bar on roof Stars of Cars BMW X5
SF14 2004 Superfast Dark Green Silver “headlights” (two dots), grille, Red taillights Silver / Plastic Smoke Beige SuperfastSplitSpoke G9645 China Superfast BMW X5 green
SF14 2005 Superfast Gold Silver headlights, Red taillights, trim details Black / Plastic Clear Black SuperfastSplitSpoke H7748 China Superfast BMW X5 gold
MB59 2005 1-75 White POLICE Black / Plastic Smoke Black Lace China ROW Edition BMW X5 Police 2005 EU
SF14 2006 Superfast Blue Silver headlights, Red taillights, trim details Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SpokeSuperfast J6563 Thailand Superfast BMW X5
N/A 2007 Stars of Cars MBX Metal (INT) White Silver and Black headlights, detailed taillights, Orange side stripe Black / Plastic Smoke Black Black 6 Spoke Sport - 1270cf J5565 (INT) Thailand Dinky printed on base, BMW X5 Ambulance on card Stars of Cars MBX Metal BMW X5 Ambulance
N/A 2011 Lesney Edition Black Detailed trim, Police, Yellow and Blue sections Unpainted / Metal Smoke Light Gray Blue-Lipped


V0971 Thailand Base Code(s): D29 BMWX5Lesneyblack
MB90 2014 1-120: MBX Heroic Rescue Metalflake Silver MBX Metro Police, BMW logo, etc Black / Plastic Smoke Black 5SpokeSuperfastSportblack BDV14 Thailand Base Code(s): G21, G22, G24, G25, G28, G30, G41 BMW X5 Police (2014)
N/A 2018 9-Pack Pearl White NOTARZT Black / Plastic Smoke Black 5 spoke Thailand Exclusive Model BMW X5 Police (2018 9 Pack Exclusive)


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