This X5 came as a winter blessing to frozen tundra called Michigan. Its massive sunroof had me sitting back in awe at the stoplight as I soaked up the sun kissing my face... that was until the idiot behind me decided to break the mood with his horn. Dude! My moment of bliss!
Inside it's clear that the X5 is a member of the BMW family, with the typical if not dated lines much similar to other BMWs of the last several years. Nonetheless, it's still ahead of its domestic counterparts. Visibility is very good, and the vehicle felt in control and not bulky or top heavy.
The X5's diesel is a bit louder than other similar engines I have driven this year. But you will be surprised how quickly the turbo will get you merged into traffic before you find yourself braking for the guy going slow in the left lane! The BMW's power and smoothness easily put you in danger of speeding tickets.
Kelly Ryan Murphy, Creative Director