Long Island City BMW X5 | New York Luxury Car Dealer
The BMW X5 was the carmaker’s first foray into the luxury SUV segment. Realizing that most SUV buyers never consider going off-road, BMW crafted the X5 for on-road performance and handling. A relatively compact size and car-based underpinnings combined to give the X5 its exceptional on-road performance, and quickly became a very popular seller for BMW. The first-generation BMW X5 only sat five people, but later models offered a third-row seat and room for seven, along with more cargo capacity. Despite growing in size, the X5 remained a luxury SUV that was surprisingly fun to drive. The latest, third-generation X5 remains steady with gradual and subtle changes that only serve to strengthen the X5’s reputation as an excellent choice, new or used, for a midsize luxury SUV.
The original BMW X5 was manufactured from 2000-2006 and only ran on one engine – a 4.4-liter V8. A 3.0-liter inline-6 engine debuted the following year. The six-cylinder offered superior fuel economy. In 2004, a redesigned front fascia showed off BMW’s signature corona ringed headlamps, adaptive headlights and new foglamps. BMW also introduced its new all-wheel-drive system, xDrive, which had the capability to transfer 100 percent of the engine’s torque to one individual wheel. Also notable for 2004 was the addition of the 355-horsepower 4.8is engine. In reviews, the BMW X5 from this era was lauded for carlike ride and handling, a broad range of engine options and top safety scores and features. The second-generation BMW X5 was introduced for the 2007 model year and ran through 2013. This X5 was more spacious and more elegant in look and feel. These BMW X5s offer standard all-wheel drive and an optional third-row seat. They’re also sporty, as they inject energetic acceleration and German handling into a family-friendly crossover SUV. Not surprisingly, these second-generation X5s remain popular with driver who take the “s” in SUV seriously.
Redesigned for 2014, the current Long Island City BMW X5 checks in at a similar size, weight and appearance as the previous-generation model. The three main trim levels are the familiar 35i, 35d and 50i, with the numbers indicating what’s under the hood. Out on the road, the X5 exhibits crisp and able handling, a silky ride and effortless acceleration and cruising. The interior is elegant, with solid aesthetics and high-quality materials. Models with the upgraded and extended leather options are particularly impressive. From the driver seat, you’re presented with classic BMW gauges and a large central display screen with crisp graphics. When shopping for a quality pre-owned BMW, the X5 is an intuitive and smart choice. Years of rave reviews, expert ratings and satisfied drivers can’t be wrong. Come into our New York luxury car dealer today to get yours – and then get out there and have fun.