2012 BMW X5 Consumer Review: New X5

2012 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

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xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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New X5
By stevemn1 on


2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


Just purchased my first BMW. Previously drove Infiniti M35X. Also considered new Mercedes M Series, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes E Class, but liked X5 too much to wait for the new Mercedes M. IDrive system has been relatively easy to learn. Owned car for several weeks now. Great freeway vehicle. Good overall comprise between sporty ride close to a typical german sedan and interior room of SUV -- all in a medium size overall package that is reasonable to park/maneuver in an urban environment. Very satisfied so far.

Best Features

Bluetooth iPhone Integration Handsfree Mic / Speaker Quality High for phone calls Roomy Back Seat - much more room than 5 series Firm/sporty ride for SUV Quiet Cabin High Build Quality Side Parking Cameras Wife appreciates the 3rd row for kids

Worst Features

Lot's of brake dust, but knew this was typical of BMW Standard stereo system unimpressive. Went with upgrade. Would like to lock car by touching door handle Navigation is not top notch Turbo lag - this was also expected based on other reviews, not unreasonable
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