| ||turbocharger, or a V8 with twin-turbo, you'll be completely satisfied. Of course, if you're a power-hungry, hard-to-please type, you can opt for the 555-hp engine, which comes in the X5 M.|
The X5 has a reasonable price point for a luxury SUV, and for just a bit more money, you can easily upgrade it with more amazing features. The X5's smooth highway ride is complemented by its tight suspension if the need ever arises for an off-road journey. With its amazing feature-set, the X5 is heads above comparable SUVs.
Options, Styles, and Trim
The 2012 X5 seats five, however, there's the option of a third-row bench, which brings the total up to seven. There are five different trim levels: xDrive50i, xDrive35d, xDrive35i Sport Activity, xDrive35i Premium, and xDrive35i. Each trim level features a different engine, which is defined by the last three digits.
The X5 comes standard with 18-inch wheels, auxiliary audio jack, iPod/USB interface, CD player, HD radio with a 12-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, BMW Assist telematics, leatherette premium upholstery, power front seats, telescoping- and tilt-steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, parking sensors, power tailgate, roof rails, adaptive xenon headlights, and foglights.
Performance and Powertrain
The X5 features all-wheel drive and a choice of three different engines. The xDrive35i gets its power from a turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six, which sports 300-hp and 300-lb-ft of torque. The xDrive50i places the spotlight on a 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8. It has an output of 400-hp and 450-lb-ft of torque. Both the 35i and 50i feature an 8-speed automatic transmission. The estimated fuel economy for the 35i is 16-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway, while the 50i gets 14-mpg in the city and 20-mpg on the highway. The inline-six, turbo-diesle engine in the 35d provides a robust 265-hp