At a Glance
|Pricing||$45,900 - $54,500|
|Engines||3.0l I6, 4.8l V8|
|Fuel Economy||15-17 (city), 21-23 (highway)|
Arguably the first SUV that put the emphasis on "Sport", the BMW X5 has been redesigned for 2007. The new X5 is 7.4 inches longer and 2.4 inches wider than its predecessor. The extra length allows optional 3rd row seats. Engine choices include a 260-bhp 3.0L inline-6 (X5 3.0si) or a 350-bhp 4.8L V-8 (X5 4.8i). Both engines are mated to 6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmissions. BMW claims 0-60 mph in 6.4 seconds (X5 4.8i) and 7.8 seconds (X5 3.0si). All models are equipped with xDrive AWD. New safety & handling enhancements include Active Roll Stabilization, Dynamic Traction Control, rearview camera, and Adaptive Drive. All X5 model have run flat tires. BMW also added standard iDrive on the new X5.
The X5 has grown in every conceivable dimension adding some 8 in in length, 3 in in width and 2 in in height. Curb weights are up by over 300 lbs. A new 3.0L I-6 has 260-bhp, while the 4.8L V-8 churns out 350-bhp/350 lb.-ft. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed Steptronic® automatic. The longer chassis allows room for an optional 3rd row seat. All X5 models have xDrive® AWD. Standard 18-inch alloy wheels can be replaced with 19 and 20-inch optional wheels.
|X5 3.0i||3.0l I6 (260-bhp)||A6||AWD||17/23/20||$45,900|
|X5 4.8i||4.8l V8 (350-bhp)||A6||AWD||15/21/18||$54,500|