2006 BMW X5 Review

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BMW's largest "Sports Activity Vehicle" remains for 2006 with a number of physical modifications intended to distinguish the X5 more from its smaller stablemate, the X3. The vehicle's base 3.0i comes powered by a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that is rated at 226 horses. Meanwhile, a 4.4-liter V-8 produces a lustier 315 horsepower, while the top 4.8is model offers an even-more pleasing 355-hp 4.8-liter V-8. A six-speed-manual gearbox is standard on the base version, with a five-speed-automatic transmission optional, while V-8 models offer only a six-speed automatic. BMW's xDrive "intelligent" all-wheel-drive system permits infinitely adjustable front-to-rear torque distribution for surefootedness on wet or snowy pavement. The X5 can tow 5000 pounds with the six and 6000 pounds with a V-8 powerplant. Among the vehicle's many upscale options is a Sport Package that adds a tauter suspension for a bit more precise handling, and an iPod Adapter is available that allows Apple's popular iPod MP3 player to interface with and be operated by the vehicle's audio system.

 

 

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March 19, 2015
For 2006 BMW X5

Awesome! best car I have every driven.

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Great car, fun to drive and lots of cool options. Plenty of room. Best moon roof i have ever had. great sound system.
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September 19, 2016
2017 BMW X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle

Problems within 1week

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Built our second BMW X5. I had a 2009 before. As my 13 year old stated "Round 2 of trouble." She was right, within 1,week the Instrument Board stopped working a new Instrument board will have to be installed.
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October 29, 2016
For 2016 BMW X5

X5 M50D - phenomenal sports car disguised as an SUV, with great comfort and fuel economy to boot

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I purchased this new six days ago. The X5 M50D has a three stage turbocharger, equivilant to three turbochargers. The 0-62mph (0-100kph) time is 5.3 seconds. Mine is fitted with a few tasty options, including... + More »
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May 22, 2016
2016 BMW X5 RWD 4-Door sDrive35i

We have traditionally only purchased Mercedes cars but the X5 beats the GLE/ML and won our business.

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The BMW X5 35i S-drive has proven performance of the BMW Twin Power 3.0L six which beats the Mercedes 3.5L in power and fuel economy. The overall updated style of the X5 trumps the older ML and mildly updated... + More »
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May 7, 2017
2015 BMW X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive50i

X5m50d it's the best for me

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X5 2015 is the best for thiis generation in x5 it's very fast very beautiful view to see and the most powerful in small motor i talkin for x5m50d it's very speed and every her i buying this model
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April 28, 2016
2015 BMW X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35i

X5 Dissapointment

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For a $70,000 car the level of quality and performance are disappointing. I have experienced interior lighting problems, squeaks and noise inside the car, Fog lamps not working. The most annoying issue is the... + More »
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October 16, 2015
For 2015 BMW X5

Exceptional vehicle, except

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We love the car, but just on days that aren't too warm. Everything but the AC is spot on. The AC won't even hold temperature on a hot sunny day unless you leave it on MaxAC the entire time. And that is pretty... + More »
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May 26, 2015
2015 BMW X5 AWD 4-Door xDrive35d

Love the way this car rides and handles.

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Excellent vehicle! Best vehicle I have ever owned. Stylish, good on gas, smooth driving and riding.
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April 17, 2015
For 2015 BMW X5

Excellent vehicle.

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I have the diesel version. So far averaging over 29mpg. There are a few quirky things about it. For instance, you push the shift lever forward to put it in reverse. The rear hatch is two piece which doesn't... + More »
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April 14, 2015
For 2015 BMW X5

Nice car, but a little bulky

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I really enjoy driving my car in roads&highways, but when I have to visit downtown (at Madrid-Spain), public parking lots are not big enough for my "Panzer", and some residential areas have sometimes too... + More »
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