For the ultimate luxury crossover SUV, hire a BMW X5 and drive a car that combines the dynamics and responsiveness for which BMW is renowned, with superb on and off road ability. Referred to as an SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle), the X5 offers a rewarding blend of versatility and all-weather capability, supreme performance and handling and faultless practicality.
The xDrive35i features BMW’s twin-scroll, single-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine, and is available in three trims: essential, premium and sport activity. The flagship X5 xDrive50i is powered by a massive twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine, producing 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque and hitting 0-60 mph in a scant 5.3 seconds, whilst the high performance BMW X5 M features the first M Power V-8 Turbo engine, producing 555 hp and 500 lb·ft of torque, and is fitted with M Dynamic Performance Control giving impressive handling. BMW’s new eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is fitted as standard, making shifting gears as dynamic and sporting as with manual transmission. The X5 features many technological advancements including BMW's iDrive system and, for the first time in a BMW, an optional third row seat.
The BMW X5 is one of the most elegant of its type, with well-balanced proportions that accentuate the vehicle's powerful presence and agility, creating a striking visual poise. This, combined with its generous features, choice of powerful engines and a refined interior makes it easy to see why the X5 is one of the most popular SUVs.