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2007 BMW X5 - Expert Reviews


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2007 bmw x5 Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...upgraded front seating, a separate rear climate control system, active steering, a premium audio system, a rear entertainment system and the third-row seat. Powertrains and Performance: The 2007 BMW X5 3.0si is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder engine good for 260 hp. It's backed by a six-speed automatic transmission (with a manual-shift mode) feeding BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The X5 4.8i uses a 4.8-liter V8 rated at 350 hp and features the same transmission and AWD system. BMW claims the 3.0si will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds, while the 4.8i will do the...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...Audiophiles can choose a Dolby 5.1 surround sound system with 16 speakers; other luxury options include heated seats for front and second-row occupants. The cargo floor boasts nearly four extra inches of length compared to the outgoing model. An optional third-row seat expands seating capacity to seven, but the last two passengers had better not be too big — BMW says third-row accommodations are for people 5 feet, 6 inches or shorter. The second and third rows fold down, leaving 75.2 cubic feet of cargo volume, a figure that leads competitors like the Cadillac SRX, Mercedes-Benz M-Class and...

Tech Review: 2007 BMW X5
Source: MSN Autos

...but even with it I couldn't dial in the sound to my liking. An auxiliary jack in the center console along with a 12-volt outlet allows easily jacking a portable music player into the audio system (BMW's iPod Adaptor, which allows control of the player through the audio system, is available as an option, as is a rear-seat video system), and a six-disc CD changer was stashed in the glove box. Like the radio graphics, BMW's method of showing a CD's track listing in a semi-circular fashion on the dash-mounted screen is one of the best in the business.No-Hassle Hands-FreeThe same goes for the...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...Active roll stabilization keeps the body flat in turns, and electronic damping provides adjustable shock absorbers. The X5's interior, particularly the instrument panel, is an evolutionary design that is both functional and aesthetic. Large, simple gauges dominate the area in front of the driver, and the center stack has an LCD screen that is used for iDrive as well as the optional navigation system and rearview camera. I'm surprised both aren't standard on a vehicle in this price segment. BMW's iDrive uses a mouse-like knob on the console for many functions, including the radio and climate...

2007 BMW X5 Overview
Source: CarGurus

...BMW is upgrading the engine of its popular X5 SUV in 2007,
upping the horsepower of the base model 35 points to 260 with technology upgrades that have been a huge hit among drivers of its sports sedans.
The 2007 X5 is also 7.4 inches longer than its predecessor, giving buyers the option of adding a spacious third row of seats for the first time.The X5 is scheduled to reach U.S.
dealerships on November 24, 2006. The top of the line X5 4.8i will have a stunning, 350 horsepower V8 engine...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review
Source: longer slice your fingers open while trying to install car seats - they could still be easier) and loaded a couple of lattes into the front cupholders. On a side note, said cupholders have a sliding cover, so when the teacher pokes her head into my car at carpool this clever little cover means she won't be able to see the crumbs and other grit that inadvertently finds its way in there. I stored my cell phone in a small, deep rectangular area right next to the gearshift. On another crafty note, there is an open shelf in the rear, behind the center console, which I used to house a few more...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...350-horsepower V-8 engine (the 3.0-liter six-cylinder is available in the base model) is matched to an excellent six-speed automatic transmission. The ride, typically BMW-firm, does not rattle your teeth, though handling is surprisingly good. I say "surprisingly," as the X5 weighs 5,335 pounds. That's 200 pounds lighter than a Chevrolet Tahoe, but for a manufacturer known for building vehicles that are light on their feet, this is a porker. It's to the company's credit that it doesn't seem that heavy, likely because of a redesigned suspension. As you would expect, the X5 is loaded with the...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...Although BMW executives are afraid of using "family" in any description of their new X5, the vehicle itself screams the word. Now, it is offered with more interior space, enough for an optional third-row of seats suitable for small children. With the second-row and third-row seats up, enough space remains for a week's worth of groceries for a family of five. With those seats down, the X5 can carry much of the football gear of the Spartanburg Vikings. Getting that equipment into the X5 is a cinch. The seats fold down easily to form a flat load space. The lift-gate can be opened or lowered with...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...the front tires bite, struts and roll bars react, steering modulates, then the X5 arcs flatly around the bend, as if it were ice skating. Whoa. It's almost like driving. The cornering performance is terrific. Steering response is heavy but alert and accurate. The brakes are, of course, amazing. The revised suspension (double-wishbone in front, as opposed to BMW's traditionals struts) plays beautifully against the hugely stiff and comprehensively sound body structure. And yet, you never quite shake the feeling of sullen mass being bullied around by unsympathetic power and technology. Put...

2007 BMW X5 Professional Review

...Moved to its rearmost position, the second row is a roomy place for adults. Other than its tad-too-firm cushion, center-seat comfort is decent and there's no floor hump to crowd the middle passenger's legs. The second-row seat articulates forward with a pull of one lever to clear a path to the optional two-seat third row. Children will be the most likely occupants, and that's a good thing, because there's not a lot of room back there. Both the second and third rows can fold down level with the cargo floor for hauling purposes. Safety The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2007...

BMW X5 Related News
BMW Concept X5 eDrive at 2014 New York Auto Show

BMW Brings Updated Concept X5 eDrive To New York, Production Version Due 2015

BMW is working on a plug-in hybrid version of its X5 SUV, with prototypes already testing on public roads (read a drive report at Green Car Reports), but the vehicle... read more April 16, 2014 by 

2014 BMW X5 equipped with M Performance parts

BMW Announces M Performance Parts For X5 Owners In The U.S.

U.S. buyers will soon be able to get their hands on the M Performance parts announced for the BMW X5 at the 2013 Essen Motor Show. At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, BMW... read more February 11, 2014 by 

2014 BMW X5 equipped with M Performance parts

BMW X5 Gets M Performance Parts At Essen Motor Show

BMW’s new 2-Series isn’t the only vehicle getting the M Performance treatment at the 2013 Essen Motor Show this week. BMW also used the German tuning fest to... read more December 2, 2013 by 

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid

BMW Concept X5 eDrive To Spawn Production Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Report

Unveiled in August before making its public debut at the Frankfurt auto show earlier this month, the BMW Concept X5 eDrive is a 61.8-mpg take on luxury utility driving. And... read more September 26, 2013 by 

2014 BMW X5 enhanced by BMW Individual

Customize Your 2014 X5 With BMW Individual Range

BMW’s latest X5 is a fine vehicle, but if you want yours to stand out from the crowd you’re going to need to personalize it. BMW makes the process easy by... read more September 18, 2013 by 

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