2011 BMW X5 Consumer Review: My 3rd X5

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My 3rd X5
By dborlando1 on


2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


(Previously leased 2003 4.4 and 2008 4.8 X5 models).
By far, this 50i model is my favorite X5.
Improved satellite navigation system lets you speak the entire destination at once, instead of bit-by-bit, and is usually accurate.
Sound system has both an equalizer and surround sound.
Excellent back-up camera that shows not only the rear view, but also view from above, which is great for back-in and parallel parking.
8-speed automatic is noticeably smoother than the earlier X5's 6-speeds transmissions.
Fuel economy is slightly better than the earlier X5's (averaging 13.5 to 15.0 MPG).
The 19" tires help.
The '03 and '08 X5's both had 20" tires (and were more expensive to replace).

Best Features

(1) 8-speed automatic (2) interior and exterior design (3) driver and passenger seat comfort (4) an extra and spacious cargo bin in spare tire well replaces optional 3rd-row seats (5) quiet interior (6) optional Head-up display (7) great handling (8) improved A/C (9) improved I-Drive (10) x-tra large moon roof (11) reliable (12) Auto Park (13) sound system (14) iPhone 3GS and 4S models work seamlessly with i-Drive technology. Top-rate BMW dealership in Winter Park, Florida.

Worst Features

(1) fuel economy (2) run-flat tires (3) lots of expensive options (4) lots of expensive packages (5) lots of expensive accessories
Recommend (12) (2)

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