Forget everything that you've thought Sport Utility Vehicles were supposed to be. Free yourself from preconceived ideas that you've formed based on your dad's old SUV. Sure, the typical SUV is boxy, utilitarian, and uncomfortable; but the BMW X5 is not a typical SUV. In fact, it's not an SUV at all. The BMW X5 Sport Activity Vehicle bridges the gap between utility and luxury with impeccable style and BMW's legendary performance. The 2011 BMW X5 is equally at home going to town for groceries, or in the roughest off road terrain.
Economy and Performance
The 2011 X5 is more than just sporty. It boasts the same level of luxury and style that you would expect from any BMW, but you don't have to sacrifice performance for luxury. The xDrive35i twin powered turbo 6 cylinder engine in the base model X5 is fuel efficient, while delivering 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
Also available is the xDrive50i, for even more power. This 4.4 litre V8 is also twin turbo powered, but offers 400 horsepower, and puts 450 lb-ft of torque to the ground. Both models deliver unsurpassed performance and power, as well as feather light gear changes, with the help of BMW's automatic 8 speed transmission.
BMW Luxury and Style
With several entertainment packages available, from high-end audio system with a nine-channel amplifier, to SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a revolving Rear-seat DVD system, your new 2011 BMW X5 will keep the whole family entertained and driving down the road in peace and harmony.
On the outside, a rearview camera helps you back up without scratching your paint, and a top view camera lets you keep an eye on things alongside the vehicle. That's a great feature for judging the distance to the curb for street parking.
The TOP priority of all BMW cars is safety, and the 2011 BMW X5 doesn't fall short. Standard safety features include:
• Automatic Collision Notification – the SAV acts when there's an emergency.
• Head-Up Display – you won't need to look down for important information.
• Active Cruise Control – the X5 maintains your speed with a stop & go function.
• Lane Departure Warning – radar and cameras warn you for lane changes.
• Many more safety features – all for you and your family.
Pick Your Package!
by: Ray Price
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