Having been around for 20+ years, the BMW X5 is a staple in the SUV world, or SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle), as BMW would call it. For 2017, the flagship BMW X5 received a new X-Line trim that features a more sporty look with an updated 19" wheel package, along with several cosmetic differences. Tech wise, the 2017 BMW X5s have started to receive wireless charging, wifi hot spot accessibility, and version 5.0 of the iDrive infotainment media system. These, along with a few new colors are the biggest changes for the 2017 models.
The BMW X5 comes in both a RWD (sDrive) and an AWD (xDrive) to accompany it's plethora of powerful engines. BMW brings back their classic, bread and butter inline 6-cylinder turbo charged engine for the 2017 model as their 35i engine option. This seems to be the consensus pick among most BMW owners as it brings a great combination of efficiency, performance, luxury, and build quality.
BMW's X5 offers seating for seven (3rd row option) with high-tech on and off road capabilities. With great styling as well as a host of refinements throughout its development, the package is hard to ignore. The X5 is a strong competitor, offering a wide range of options not found on the Acura MDX, Lexus RX 350 or Mercedes M-Class. Some of those features include: (blind spot detection, lane departure, heads-up display, active driving assistant, speed limit info display, Apple CarPlay, WiFi hotspot, wireless charging, and side & top view cameras,)
The 3.0L inline 6-cylinder turbocharged engine in the sDrive35i and all-wheel-drive xDrive35i makes 300 horsepower. The xDrive50i is fitted with an all-aluminum twin-turbo 4.4L V8 with variable valve timing and direct injection. It features what BMW calls a "reverse flow" setup, with its twin turbochargers situated within the valley between the cylinders. It makes 445 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque. Powering the xDrive35d is a 255-horsepower 3.0L inline-6 diesel engine. The Variable TwinPower turbocharged engine also produces 425 foot-pounds of torque and delivers an EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway.
Also, for those wanting to take advantage of their state's EV (electric vehicle) perks, BMW has a X5 xDrive40e model which is a plug-in hybrid. This model is capable of driving on the fully charged battery along for about 20 miles. It does take a few hours to charge up, but if you have a charger at your house or work, it can be very convenient and fuel efficient for you. Also, in states like Georgia, you have the ability to buy the EV license plate as mentioned that gives you access to the toll lanes for free and HOV lanes with only one person in the car.
Approximately 90 lane-miles of HOV lanes operate on I-75, I-85 and I-20 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the following areas:
I-75 inside I-285 (Cobb, Fulton, and Clayton Counties)
I-75/I-85 (Downtown Connector)
I-85 between Brookwood Interchange and I-285- DeKalb County
I-20 east of I-75/I-85 (Downtown Connector) - Fulton, DeKalb Countie
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