2012 BMW X5 M

Matt Tierney
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2012 BMW X5 M

MSRP (with destination): $87,275
PRICE AS TESTED: $97,975

ENGINE:
4.4-liter 32-valve twin-turbocharged V-8 engine w/direct injection and four-overhead-camshafts
Horsepower: 555 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 1500-5650 rpm

TRANSMISSION:
Six-speed automatic

DRIVE:
All-wheel drive

WHEELS AND TIRES:
20-inch alloy wheels
275/40R20 Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport front tires
315/35R20 Bridgestone Dueler H/P Sport rear tires

FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined):
12/17/14 mpg

CURB WEIGHT:
5368 lb

CAPACITIES:
Doors/Passengers: 4/5
Cargo (seats up/down): 35.8/75.2 cu ft
Legroom (front/rear): 40.0/36.6 in
Headroom (front/rear): 39.3/39.0 in
Towing: 6000 lb

EXTERIOR/INTERIOR COLOR:
Monte Carlo Blue metallic/Silverstone

STANDARD FEATURES:
Brake Energy Regeneration
Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Xenon adaptive headlights
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Extended Merino leather upholstery
Power-adjustable M Sport front seats
Panoramic moonroof
Front and rear park distance control
Service interval indicator and check vehicle monitor
Tire pressure monitoring system
iDrive system w/on-board computer and controller
Navigation w/Real Time traffic information and voice-command
Adaptive brake lights
Power tailgate
BMW Assist w/Bluetooth
USB port

OPTIONS ON THIS VEHICLE:
Silverstone perforated leather package- $3800
Active ventilated seat package- $1900

Active front seat for driver
Front ventilated seats
Multi-contour seats
Cold weather package- $600
Heated steering wheel
Ski bag
Heated rear seats
Driver assistance package- $1900
Rear view camera w/top view
Automatic high beams
Heads-up display
Premium sound package- $1100
Satellite radio w/one-year subscription
Enhanced premium sound
High-gloss roof rails- $100
Comfort Access keyless entry- $1000
Side-view camera- $300
Universal garage door opener- $0
Leather dashboard- $0
Interior mirror w/compass- $0
Lumbar support- $0
Storage package- $0
Smartphone integration- $0
Privacy glass- $0

KEY OPTIONS NOT ON THIS VEHICLE:
Rear entertainment package- $1700
Soft-close automatic doors- $600

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
The BMW X5 M goes from zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds and will reach a top speed of 155 mph.

COMPARE TO:
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, Range Rover Sport

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Levy Performance
You people are clueless. Number 1, I know better about these then all of you combined because a. I owned a Jeep SRT8, the better one, the first generation, b. I own an X5 M and c. I owned a CTS-V, so I know what a vehicle is supposed to drive like. That being said, there is no comparison between the two. The Bimmer is leagues better, price be damned. That you even though to compare it to the 2nd Gen SRT8, which is inferior and slower than the 1st Gen, is an insult to BMW, and Jeep to a point. There is nothing the Jeep does as well as the BMW. Its fit and finish is no where close, its materials are further apart than Mercury and Pluto. Its significantly slower, can't handle nearly as well and its much tighter inside. Forget the brand cachet. Means nothing to me. I bought the BMW because it was the best vehicle. Did I compare it to the Jeep? Nope. I compared it to the ML63, Cayenne Turbo and Range Rover Sport S/C. Its better than all those, and miles ahead of the 2nd Gen Jeep SRT8, which wasn't even worthy of a second look.
JRobUSC
the "there's a Jeep for $40k less" comments are meaningless. Jeep may market the SRT8 against BMW, but BMW sells the X5M against the Mercedes ML63 and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. How does it compare to those (hint: quite well)? If the X5M "doesn't make sense" because the Jeep exists, then neither do any of the others (which all incidentally cost even more). And there's ALWAYS a "cheaper car that performs similarly". Does the existence of the GT-R mean Aston Martin, Lamborghini, and Ferrari should pack their bags and go home? Is there no reason to get a 5-Series/E-class/A6 because the cheaper CTS exists? Hey, why even bother with the CTS when you could just get a Sonata or Optima? Why get a Q7 or GL when you could get an Acadia for half the money? Sorry but that's not how it works.

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