Details on the 2006 BMW X5 Grand Rapids MI

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Sharpe BMW
(616) 452-5101
1010 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Dealership Hours
Mon, Wed-9:00 AM - 8:00 PM-Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

BMW of Okemos
(517) 853-2600
2186 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu-9:00 AM - 8:00 PM-Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

BMW of Ann Arbor
(734) 663-3309
501 Auto Mall Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Grand Blanc BMW
(810) 695-4400
9099 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
 
Erhard BMW of Bloomfield Hills
(248) 642-6565
4065 W Maple Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI
 
Sharpe BMW
(616) 452-5101
1010 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Grand Blanc BMW
(810) 695-4400
9099 Holly Rd
Grand Blanc, MI
Dealership Hours
Mon, Thu-9:00 AM - 8:00 PM-Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

BMW of Okemos
(517) 853-2600
2186 Jolly Rd
Okemos, MI
 
Harold Zeigler BMW
(269) 375-4500
4201 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI
 
Bavarian Motor Village, Ltd.
(248) 997-7700
45550 DeQuindre Rd
Shelby Township, MI
Dealership Hours
Mon, Thu-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Tue, Wed, Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM-Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Details on the 2006 BMW X5

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Introduction

BMW X5 - 2007 Review: At first look, the BMW X5 looks like pretty much any other crossover. When you sit in the driver's seat, you're surrounded by a combination of luxury and truckness. You feel the overall heft of the vehicle as you cruise down the street. But something peculiar happens when you take it onto a twisty mountain road: It does not drive anything like a big crossover. The 5 Series underpinnings haven't been outweighed by the taller cabin and cargo space. Indeed, the X5 has both the power and the handling to make you think sport, not utility.

What We Drove
It's a good thing that the X5 drives so well or else this one would be the Ultimate Option Machine. While the crossover starts at $55,225, including $775 destination charge, our test vehicle came with a whopping $22,195 - a Mini Cooper's worth - of options. Among them were Active Ventilated Seats, Premium Package, Premium Sound, Rear Climate, Sport Package, Technology Package, third-row seats, Rear Seat Entertainment, Active Steering and Comfort Access System, which is BMW's ultra-fancy remote control. Many of these packages included less-than critical items, but they also included features that made the X5 more comfortable and perform better.

Performance
BMW's 4.8-liter V-8 accelerates well in full auto and even more aggressively in manual mode. The 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque made short work of passing other vehicles. The smooth power band and throaty sound make for an entertaining drive. The six-speed automatic has three modes: D, in which it does all the shifting; DS, which shifts at higher engine speeds; and M for manual shift, although it will automatically upshift when close to redline. Manual mode allowed for spirited driving on mountain roads, and DS mode kept the transmission from hunting on climbs.

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