2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Traded in my 2005 Porsche Cayenne s for new x5 35i. Test drove x5 35d but felt the gas version was more refined and still got decent mileage, though the diesel had great torque. It is very smooth and ride quality is great. Firm ride and it's very luxurious. Cayenne had much better handling, cornering and shorter turning circle. New 8 speed automatic transmission is very smooth but doesn't really downshift like my Infiniti and Porsche.
All the technology is great,but nothing to rave about, because nowadays all the luxury cars with top options have the similar technology. The idrive is easy to control.