Get the Most Value and Performance Balance Out of Your BMW X5 With These Features!
Although it’s days as the biggest “traditional” Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) in the range are numbered, the BMW X5 doesn’t need to be the at the pinnacle of “large” to be in charge. Case-in-point, drivers from Staten Island to Manhattan are still smitten with its luxury and performance. But since the lines between utility and sport are skewed in this case, we often get asked which options are necessary for getting the full Ultimate Driving Machine experience.
We get it, there are a lot of X5 models to choose from—six, total, if you count the X5 M. But where most drivers won’t need a 445 horsepower utility vehicle to see to their errands in Queens, it’s still possible to experience this SAV’s unique blend of family-friendly utility and performance without all that power. The solution lies in a properly-equipped xDrive35i.
Why the base model? Aside from coming with standard features like 14-way power-operated heated front seats, a 10.2-inch screen with iDrive 6.0, power tailgate and moon roof, and dual-zone climate control, the xDrive35i also comes with all-wheel drive and one commendable engine. That engine is the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-six, with 300 horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque, and no hint of turbo lag. In short, the power is plentiful, there when you need it, and has plenty of fun factor when you want it.
The X5 xDrive35i can also be had with two optional driver assistance suites, three luxury seating and design bundles, a lighting package, and a dynamic handling package for flatter cornering performance. If you’re more interested in comfort against the X5’s firmer ride, a Dynamic Damper Control with rear axle suspension gives you choice in ride quality.
Out of those, we recommend at least the entry driver assistance bundle for its blind spot warning and heads-up display, and the lighting package for better illumination and automatic high beams. If you want a sportier ride, the dynamic handling bundle is worth the premium, but if comfort trumps all, the stand-alone dynamic damper control option provides it, and is less expensive.
For an upscale utility with performance chops to enjoy—not terrorize the ducks down by Poly Prep—the X5 xDrive35i might be a solid match. Compare this year’s model to the Lexus RX to see which is best then get in contact with us. All it takes is a phone call to our BMW dealership in Brooklyn, NY near the Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights neighborhoods. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our sales team.