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Details on the 2006 BMW X5 Merced CA

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Prestige Imports
(800) 951-4858
2800 Corby Ave
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Stevens Creek BMW
(408) 249-9070
4343 Stevens Creek Blvd
Santa Clara, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sterling BMW
(949) 645-5900
3000 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

BMW of Mountain View
(650) 943-1000
150 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sterling BMW
(949) 645-5900
3000 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA
 
Shelly BMW
(888) 333-7145
6750 Auto Center Dr
Buena Park, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM-Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

BMW South County
(619) 873-4386
720 El Cajon Blvd
El Cajon, CA
 
Beverly Hills BMW
(310) 358-7800
5070 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Dealership Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:00 AM - 8:00 PM-Sat 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM-Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

North County BMW
(760) 439-4800
601 S Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA
 
BMW of Roseville
(916) 782-9434
110 Automall Dr
Roseville, CA
 

Details on the 2006 BMW X5

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Introduction

BMW X5 - 2007 Review: At first look, the BMW X5 looks like pretty much any other crossover. When you sit in the driver's seat, you're surrounded by a combination of luxury and truckness. You feel the overall heft of the vehicle as you cruise down the street. But something peculiar happens when you take it onto a twisty mountain road: It does not drive anything like a big crossover. The 5 Series underpinnings haven't been outweighed by the taller cabin and cargo space. Indeed, the X5 has both the power and the handling to make you think sport, not utility.

What We Drove
It's a good thing that the X5 drives so well or else this one would be the Ultimate Option Machine. While the crossover starts at $55,225, including $775 destination charge, our test vehicle came with a whopping $22,195 - a Mini Cooper's worth - of options. Among them were Active Ventilated Seats, Premium Package, Premium Sound, Rear Climate, Sport Package, Technology Package, third-row seats, Rear Seat Entertainment, Active Steering and Comfort Access System, which is BMW's ultra-fancy remote control. Many of these packages included less-than critical items, but they also included features that made the X5 more comfortable and perform better.

Performance
BMW's 4.8-liter V-8 accelerates well in full auto and even more aggressively in manual mode. The 350 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque made short work of passing other vehicles. The smooth power band and throaty sound make for an entertaining drive. The six-speed automatic has three modes: D, in which it does all the shifting; DS, which shifts at higher engine speeds; and M for manual shift, although it will automatically upshift when close to redline. Manual mode allowed for spirited driving on mountain roads, and DS mode kept the transmission from hunting on climbs.

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