I've owned SUV's since 1990 starting
with the Mazda Navajo (2 door Ford
Explorer) an Explorer and a Jeep. My
wife complained that they all drove
like trucks, not the X5! It handles
like a dream, has all the comforts
you'd expect out of a luxury SUV and
the interior and exterior styling are
superb. My first BMW and it won't be
Handling, hands down. The X5 out
handles my '95 XJS and my '94 MB E320.
The six cylinder should be larger.
While adequate for most driving, I miss
my V-8's in my other SUV's. Most
noticably when accelerating onto the
highway. I just couldn't justify the
added cost of the V-8 in this vehicle.