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Review: 2013 BMW X5 M Package Get Noticed without Six Figure Tag

The LED BMW #8220;eyes#8221; are very bright.

The thing that hit me getting the 2013 BMW X5 is its comfortable and spacious Once the X5 fires to life and I set the next thing that is the direct and intuitive steering It rivals that of some of the sports cars in the world.

  As if the X5 #8220;Yes, I am a BMW and I still hold the of The Ultimate Driving Machine#8221;.

is a large, tall, nearly lb vehicle and it won#8217;t win many sessions against smaller cars.  Nonetheless, the X5 will its own against any SUV or Crossover out there.  My car had an ace up its sleeve, and it started with the #8216;M#8217;, as in M Sport and Performance This equates to $4,100 of goodies that come from the M division.

  The M Sport suspension comes the monstrous X5M and seems to defy the of physics by staying virtually through corners.  You also get and light weight 20 inch M spoke wheels that are in size.  The rears are wider at and look menacing at full 11 of width.

The M package adds 15 hp to six cylinder, and 30 hp additional if you choose the V8.

My car also had a weakness and it was under the BMW#8217;s smooth straight-6 turbo motor is an excellent plant and the M package gives it an 15 horses to bring the total to 315 However, it does not back up the exterior looks, because the X5 is so This crossover would done much better a V8, which is also available and can be up to 430 horses with M pack.

  The six cylinder version is not a dog and the sport sounds wonderful.  The six cylinder is up by the quick and smooth 8-speed and I managed 18.8 MPG after a of driving on my standard test (mixed city and highway However, this luxury mover needs a stronger if you are really going for the sport.

The M treatment includes wide colored fender flares, front and rear fascias, and rectangular exhaust tips.  The M and the rest of M styling make six cylinder look nearly to its macho X5M cousin.  A casual eye may that there is something about this X5.

  The overall is aggressive and powerful, but not overdone.  The and xDrive50i look identical the M bits are added.  However, a eye of an enthusiast will know this is not a true X5M.

  The real deal has narrower headlights and signature M quad tips.

The M package X5 wears run high performance summer which are very dangerous in conditions as I found out first This rubber is OK on wet pavement and excellent performance in the dry, but tires fail when you it snow and or ice.  I tried to out in my neighborhood during a snow

  The xDrive all wheel drive got me without a lot of trouble, but when I to stop for a Stop sign this X5 refused.  Although I was slow and braked early, it right through with ABS overtime to no avail.  If you live in the belt, you must get dedicated wheels and tires.

  No ifs or buts.

The 2013 BMW X5 comes in many and most of the models are a big mouth-full to This test car is an X5 xDrive35i Activity with M Sport and packages.  Phew, that was a name.  Decoding this is not that difficult.  The #8216;x#8217; in means all four wheels get via BMW#8217;s Intelligent AWD.

  The means that it has a turbo-charged six gasoline engine.  The #8216;Sport is a little more tricky.  a trim level that above the base model and the trim.  #8216;Sport Activity#8217; start at $58,595 (or nearly more than the base X5) and it you to further option your X5 unique exterior colors, combinations, and uber high features.

These front are the best I have tried side of First Class chair.

The level of customization on the X5 is simply mind boggling.  I write about all the options my fingers fall off and you get dangerously so I will spare you.  it to say that BMW lets you add or decline a of different options, so be prepared to some time thinking and

The X5#8242;s interior is very and very spacious, however is shortfall.  If you searching for a crossover/SUV true 3-row seating the X5 is not it.  My test car had a third row and it#8217;s one of the smallest I have The second row does slide but it still does not provide legroom for the way back.

  Perhaps, the row would accommodate children who the booster, but have not yet hit the teenage spurt.

BMW compares the X5 to the Audi Q7 and JX and these competitors are better at seven passengers.  However, no can better BMW#8217;s steering and handling characteristics.  If you are looking for a five person luxury crossover, then you have to a decision between the X5 and the Porsche


On the TFLcar scale of:

Buy it!

Lease it!


… or Forget it!

I give the 2013 BMW X5 Sport Activity M Sport a Lease It!

This decision is simple.  My test car stickered at and had nearly every option you can add to My opinion is: if you are choosing the M Sport you also need to include the 430 hp V8.

  The xDrive50i does not cost more, in fact you can get one for around depending on what options you I would give the V8 a definite Buy It.

is a full TFLcar video of this X5.

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