2014 BMW F15 X5 Test Drive by Car and Driver

BMW F15 X5 TEst Drive 1 photo
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It was about time for Car and Driver to tell us what they think about the brand new BMW X5, since the official launch for North America took place in Canada quite a long while ago and they simply couldn’t have been omitted by the PR people.
Their experience with the brand new Sports Activity Vehicle was published on their website today and I was quick to check out what they had to say. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. Not because of what they said but mostly because of what they didn’t say.

They had the chance to test drive the North American xDrive35d model that is being sold in other parts of the world, including the company’s homeland as the xDrive30d model. What does that fancy name mean?

It means the car is fitted with the xDrive all-wheel-drive intelligent transmission and has a 3-liter diesel engine under its bonnet, rated at 258 HP and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque, plenty even for this 2 tone car.

In this configuration, coupled with the 8-speed automatic transmission, the car is fast enough to allow you to overtake long trailers on high mountain roads, as they experienced on their own in Vancouver, Canada at the event.

Amongst the few impressions they shared, the powertrain was the most praised and the plethora of optional features available the most criticized. Other than that, they were a bit cheap on details.

Full story at Car and Driver
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