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2008 BMW X5: Nothing in Particular

November 13, 2008

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I don't have much new to add about our 2008 BMW X5--I just liked this photo. It shows the BMW in what is arguably its natural environment, Newport Beach, California.

Never seen this part of the OC (don't call it that)before?We'reparked just off the side of Back Bay Drive, a one-way road/two-way bike & jogging path that runs along the eastern flank of the tidal marsh known simply as the Back Bay.

The BMW's large panoramic sunroof, which I usually have no use for,allowed the girls to stand with binocularsand look at the wildlife along the route. What they didn't notice is that the work of some of Newport Beach's finest plastic surgeons was simultaneously on display on the jogging path.

Near the northern end of Back Bay Drive you'll find a humungous Mercedes dealership which reportedly sells more AMG's than any other singleBenz storein the world, Germany included.

All in all, it's a worthwhile side trip when you're in the neighborhood.

Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing @ 20,150 miles

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