BMW X5 Upgrade

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BMW has made a major upgrade to their X5 SUV.  David Brown reviews its luxury and innovative features

The X5 has been the top selling large luxury SUV for well over a decade.

The latest model is like sitting in a lounge room with great comfort and ambience.

The digital dials and infotainment controls are comprehensive yet easy to use. BMW has improved in this area.

The top of the line model has a diesel engine with 4 turbocharges which makes for great power a smooth delivery.

If you drive forwards into a situation, such as a steep twisting driveway, the car remembers the steering moves and can repeat them in the reverse order when you back out without you touching the wheel.

Priced from just under $113,000 to $150,000 plus on roads.

About David Brown 524 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto