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2008 BMW X5 4.8i: Memorial Day Travels

May 27, 2008

2008 BMW X5 - Brent Romans

I had our 2008 BMW X5 4.8i for Memorial Day weekend. No surprises here - it's a sweet ride. Besides the obvious attributes, I also happen to like its overall size. The X5 isn't plus-sizedlike the now-departed Q7 and is therefore sportier to drive and easier to park...

Since I was taking my family to visit my in-laws on a weekend full of crazy California drivers, it was nice to know that the X5 had my back with solid safety scores andall the usual safety features. It also comes with run-flat tires, adaptive brake lights and brake drying.

Fuel stops were eye-opening, of course. But I have to assume that if one has the coin to buy an X5 4.8i (ours has a $68,000 MSRP), $160 for fuel over the weekend wouldn't be budget-breaking.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,823 miles

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