At the pinnacle of the X Series stands the X5! A great choice for our fellow Filipinos who belong to the high-end bracket, the X5’s sheer size and fully-loaded offerings make it one of the best recognized large SUVs around. On the outside, the X5’s straight-forward masculinity greets with a bang. Yet still, BMW managed to ease in its sports-sedan DNA with sleek lines, sharp and mean looking front fascia and a set of front wheel fender air vents and vertical “air blades” rear spoilers that give aerodynamics a nod. Hopping inside and one will be in for a luxury trip. Leather seats come standard for all variants, and an ample amount of space is well-laid out for the family. Modernity in all its might, the X5 features the same tech stuffs present on all of BMW’s models, the iDrive with sat-nav and the xDrive 4WD system, to name a few.
Powered by a 4.4L twin turbo V8 or a 3.0L in-line 6-cylinder, mated to an 8-speed AT, the X5 is indeed a joy to handle, as well. Sturdy suspension makes in almost car-like in riding comfort and stability. Cargo space is also on the plus side.