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2008 BMW X5 4.8i: Rear Entertainment System

June 02, 2008

2008 BMW X5 and The Road Warrior -- Brent Romans

Our 2008 BMW X5 4.8i is equipped with the optional ($1,700) rear entertainment system. The location of the 8-inch screen is unusual - it's mounted between the front seats. The system is easy to use, and it sounds pretty fantastic. There are two power points, two headphone jacks (not wireless), a remoteand a set of RCA input jacks...

The only significant downside I can think of is that the screen is potentially more prone to be scratched or damaged due to its location - my thoughts went towards errant little feet or loaded cargo. When not in use, the screen does rotate 180 degrees to face the front, at least, offering some measure of protection.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,867 miles

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