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If you're enamored of the BMW marque or mystique, but require more utility than BMW sedans or wagons provide, the X5 should be right up your alley. The platform remains dynamic, while the people/c
Despite its more sporting capability when compared to the SUV entries of other carmakers, you won't be taking an X5 – any X5 – to an autocross or track day. To that end, you might not
With a sophisticated suspension, excellent braking, communicative steering and at least 300 horsepower, the 2012 BMW X5 – in any of its iterations – provides a compelling testament to BMW's engineering prowess. No amount of engineering, however, can completely disguise the X5's mass, some 5,000 pounds in basic x35i form. This remains a Sport Activity Vehicle and not, notably, a sport sedan; care should be given to operate an SUV in a more conservative manner than a sport sedan or Sports/GT. If you demand a combination of &qu
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By Simon (CA) on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Looks, driving it and the options"
Cons: "I guess $$$$"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I bought my X5 35d from the Mercedes dealer. I went to buy Mercedes ML350 but went home with used 27K X5 diesel and paid $5000 more than the brand new ML350. Wife complaint but Does is it worth it ? DEFINETELY YES!!! I love this Car. As you might know love hurts sometimes but still want to have it right ? I like to drive this car.. I have all the options you can think.. Very confortable and good MPG (about 23 mile per galon diesel). I've been in dealer few times for services and had to change the tires (cost me over $2000 for 4 tires). Dealer also change the brakes and diesel engine compenents under the factory warranty. I wanted to buy the extended warranty but I found non-dealer BMW service in my neighborhood and their prices a lot lower than the dealaer prices so I did not buy the extended warranty. I think, I will drive this car another 5 years. If you are very money sensitive I would recommend you to buy the Japanese cars not this one. If you decide the buy this car make sure you have plenty options."
By BostonBWMOwner (MA) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Appealing aesthetics justify the premium price"
Cons: "Nothing as such"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I simply admire the superior engineering of the BWM SAV which leaves its japanese competitors far behind.Even its German & US competitors find it hard to hold candle to it when its comes to confidence oozing drivability,unsurpassed quality,pure luxury,and sporty performance of it.Don't look anywhere else if you want a perfect all weather & all terrain SUV (BMW=SAV). Unrivalled overall performance and will stay miles ahead to its league!That's why Its truely called "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE"."
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