BMW's New, Improved X5
The Good: Great looks, terrific handling, impressive acceleration (on the 4.8i), three rows of seats
The Bad: A bit cramped, steep price, and the i-Drive
The Bottom Line: It's easy to see why it's BMW's second-best-selling model
More power or more money? That's the age-old dilemma that faces so many car buyers these days, and nowhere is it more keenly felt than when shopping for the BMW X5. That's because drivers need to choose between the less-expensive and under-powered 3.0si model with a V6 engine and the pricier, more powerful 4.8i version with a V8. The price difference is almost $10,000, and the V6 offers better fuel economy. What to do?
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