I have owned a Saab 9000 turbo, a
Range Rover, a BMW 6-Series, etc.
All-in-all, this is the best vehicle I've
ever owned. It's "subtle", esp. w/the 6
cyl. It's so competent, so smooth,
esp. with the auto trans., that it took
me awhile to realize the many ways
in which it excels. Just take a
5-Series on a road trip.....10 miles
out, you're thinking, "OK, I could drive
to Canada right now, no problem!" I
used to wish for the V8, but the BMW
6 cylinders are legendary for
reliability, smoothness, & make
really nice sounds. The "Touring"
model is a bonus; all the goodness
of a Five, but more distinctive, & with
Reliability, handling, safety, "built like
a bank vault".
I dunno......produce an AWD version?
But then there's the X5 for that......