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It set a new standard for driveability back then, with great dynamic ability and a punchy engine range. This third-generation model may look similar to its immediate predecessor (it sits on the same platform as the Mk2 X5, so it’s similar under the skin, too), but it moves the game on with the promise of more comfort and practicality than ever before. Interior space for passengers has increased as well, especially around the shoulders.
35i: BMW's inline 6-cylinder 3.0 liter engine features BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, combining High Precision direct fuel injection, Double-VANOS and Valvetronic variable intake technologies, and a twin-scroll turbocharger. The result: turbo lag is virtually eliminated. Peak torque of 300 lb-ft kicks in at 1200 rpm, pushing you back in your seat all the way to 5000 rpm, and a maximum output of 300 hp is reached at 5800 rpm.
Although the first-generation BMW X5 only sat five people, subsequent generations have offered a third-row seat, along with more cargo capacity. The interior is elegant, with solid construction and high-quality materials. Models with the upgraded and extended leather options are particularly impressive. From the driver seat, you're presented with classic BMW gauges and a large central display screen with crisp graphics. The front seats are nicely shaped and adjust for a wide range of body types. The X5 remains a fine choice, new or used, for a midsize luxury crossover SUV.