After driving a 4.4i X5, I decided to
trade up to the 4.6is. I was
always "wowed" by the 4.4i, but the
4.6is with the 340 hp engine blew my
socks off. I think it's the best car
I've every owned (this my 4th BMW, so
that's saying alot!)
The interior design is very nice, and
comfotable yet gripping "sport" seats.
The thing handles like a M5.
And the wheels, oh the wheels, 20inch
5 stars. They make the car.
The wheels, handling, and fly by the
seat of your pants performance. The
tuned exhaust also makes a throaty
don't-mess-with-me rumble. Also,
spring for the optional cargo load
floor, it's the best $380 option you'll
ever get. Makes those trips to Home
Depot so much easier.
The brake dust on the beautiful wheels,
the navigation system takes some time
getting used to.
The speed sensitive steering is also
strange when you first drive it, but
you quickly adjust.
I love driving the X5. I've actually
had 2 of them and highly recommend
paying up for the 4.4. I had major
electrical problems with my first X5
that the dealership couldn't fix. The
second one (4.4) has been perfect. The
X5 has been recalled more than most
Engine, solid feel, drives like a
European sedan, great stereo, looks
Just an awesome driving and ownership
experience (first 4 years of
maintenance are included!). The ride is
amazing as is the zippy acceleration.
The interior is what you would expect
from a first class manufacturer.
Excellent styling and craftsmanship.
Just a joy to drive.
Power, handling, smoothness, the very
Could use a little more room in the
back and better gas milage (at the time
of this review SF Bay Area premium gas
is $2.45/gal, and you must use premium
gas in the X5)
Nonetheless, I highly recommend the
4.4i version of the X5.