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2015 BMW X5
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2015 BMW X5 Review
A year after its redesign, the 2015 BMW X5 remains a benchmark in the luxury mid-size SUV segment. It's engineered by the Germans and built in South Carolina, and the X5 continues to offer excellent on-road manners and impressive off-road capabilities–all wrapped in a comfortable, luxurious family wagon that feels well-suited to gated-community garages everywhere.

Walkaround
Inside, the design will be instantly familiar to anyone who's been in other late-model BMWs. Only here the horizontal-shelf layout, with a cockpit-style instrument zone, is wrapped over (and just behind) by a separate layer that merges in with the rest of the dash at the door trim. For the first time, two interior themes can be ordered as an upgrade to the standard poplar wood trim and black leatherette upholstery: Ivory White Nappa leather matches up with oak or other wood trims, while the Mocha look gets Nappa leather in that color and black Nappa leather on the dash, with contrasting wood trim. Dakota leather upholstery is standard on the xDrive50i and available on the other models. At its root, it's more gracefully sculpted than its ancestors, in measurable amounts but not in any dramatic fashion. The influences of the latest X3 show up plainly in its sideview, just as those from BMW's latest sedans appear in its front end. The combination of tapered roofline and somewhat lowered beltline give the X5 a bit more of a sport-wagon look than before--the proportions make more visual sense, though it's not a huge transformation on the order of, say, the first- and second-generation Cayenne. It's an attempt to blur the SUV reality further off the X5's face, but the complex intersection of lines across its nose comes off as overwrought. The front kidney grille is “thrust forward,” as BMW puts it, while it's supplemented with a smirk of a horizontal intake just below, and a larger intake down below. The X5's headlights are set high up, and better-detailed than ever--and can be swapped out entirely for all-LED units. All X5s now have electric poA and heft engineered into it. Like most systems of its kind, the X5's electric power steering doesn't offer much in the way of feedback, and dithers on-center no matter if it's in Eco Pro or its Comfort setting. In Sport and Sport+, the steering has the meaty feel that's become common to most BMWs: pause the wheel at a point midway through a corner, and there's immediate buildup, a wall of return force to climb as you unwind it. With Active Steering, the ratio varies as speeds and cornering forces build: it can be an unwelcome variable in sports cars, but in sport-utes like the X5, it's more useful, making size and overall length less of a liability when parking or driving in town. Not every X5 comes with all-wheel drive, but those with the xDrive system have a sophisticated system with a variable torque split front to back, not to mention interaction with traction, stability, and hill-descent control systems. If you're truly using the X5 just as a commuting vehicle, you may never encounter any instance so exotic as to need the upgraded Dynamic Performance Control setup, but like other similar systems, it lets the X5 vary the torque split between the rear wheels, to let it turn in more crisply and change lanes more cleanly--which become more critical attributes as power output climbs and performance and price hit their zeniths.

Summery
The X5 hasn't dramatically changed its sheetmetal in this generation, but the cabin's reworked handsomely. The new X5 is more gracefully sculpted than its ancestors, in measurable amounts but not in any dramatic fashion. There's plenty of X3 down the sides, where the tapered roofline and lower beltline nudge it gently toward a more sport-wagon-like form. The proportions make more visual sense, though it's not a huge transformation on the order of, say, the first- and second-generation Cayenne. In the cockpit, the monolithic bulge of BMW's latest dash designs shows up in swell form, made distinctive this time with a choice of neutral and brown leathers over the standard
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35d
Call:  1-800-851-9000 | 1-888-861-8080
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Bodystyle:  Sport Utility
Ext Color:  Alpine White
Int Color:  Mocha
Engine Description:  Diesel Straight 6 Cylinder Engine 3.0L
Transmission:  8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain:  All Wheel Drive
Item Number:  BMWX535DX15005
MSRP:
$62,950
Member Price:
$60,475
Monthly:
$621
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