- Model: X5
- Year: 2010
- Gear Type: Automatic
- Boot size: Married+Kids/Large
- Safety Rating: 5
- Add-ons: MP3, Aircon, Electric Windows, Heated Seats
- Overall Satisfaction: My true love
- Listed: October 4, 2014 6:41 pm
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Best featureMy BMW X5 was made in 2010 but I bought it used a year ago. I needed a big, comfortable car for my increasing family which we could use on long trips. The BMW was a bit more expensive, but I loved the reputation of the German manufacturer, as well as high-quality materials. On the outside the X5 has a huge road presence. The car is big and the designers made no effort to conceal this, which I think is for the better. On the inside things are even better. The interior is very spacious and functional, but also designed to be very practical and easy to use. The seats offer a lot of comfort, the dashboard clocks are elegantly designed and easy to read and the multimedia screen in the middle is very easy to use. Everything you need to control the car is placed in three segments each of them at hand to the driver. First you have the multifunctional steering wheel, then the centrally placed buttons under the central air vents and, lastly, the automatic transmission stick. That’s it. All easy to use, well placed and elegantly designed. The second row of seats provides similar comfort with loads of perks and more than enough room for legs and heads of three adults. You can even opt for the third row of seats, as I have. Driving it just brilliant. The car is very refined and high-speed cruising puts no strain on the driver, passengers, or the car itself. I have a great 4.4 l engine with 408 horsepower which helps the car reach the speed of 100 kilometers an hour in just 5.5 seconds, even though it weighs more than 2200 kg.
The fuel consumption is OK, but it could be better. On the highway it is at around 10 liters per 100 km while in the city it can go as high as 18 or 19 liters per 100 km. On the average it is about 13.
If you want a heavy-duty SUV, don’t buy the X5. It has good ground clearance and four-wheel-drive, but it is more intended to be a highway cruiser than an off-road vehicle.
The third row of seats is a great addition, but they are definitely not as comfortable as the rest and only children will be able to bear a longer trips in them.
The car is very big, so it is not very easy to park in the city.
And finally, maintenance is not very cheap for any BMW. Even small things can be very expensive, so take good care of your car and perform regular services.
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