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By drsevrin on
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
I have had my X5 for 4 months now and it is a dream to drive. I get approximately 18.3 mpg in mostly city driving. It handles the snow very well. The x-drive is amazing. Great handling, great acceleration but there is a slight turbo lag which does not bother me. The iPhone hookup is great. Music sounds great on the premium sound system. Seats are very comfortable and supportive with the comfort seat option. The vehicle is very "smart" and has lots of electronic customizations available through the iDrive. The iDrive is abit overwhelming at first but after a week or so one can figure it out with ease. Ventilation is great in front and back. Exterior fit and finish is impeccable.
iDrive is great feature to access all of the options available on the BMW. Ride handling and acceleration. Exterior and interior fit and finish.
Lose the turbo. BMW should be able to get 300-400 hp without a turbo and the liability and expense if the turbo goes out.