The BMW X5 XDrive is a midsize luxury SUV
BMW carefully selected the 3er Series sedan and X5 SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle, BMW parlance for SUV) as the flagships of the BMW Advanced Diesel line. It doesn’t take long to understand the company’s logic after spending time behind the wheel of either car.
With the help of the ZF-manufactured six-speed automatic gearbox and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system, the driver might quickly forget he’s in an SAV. Unlike traditional trucks and SUVs, we found the X5’s handling to be exceptionally sure footed. It benefits from the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system, which constantly adapts to changing road conditions, as well as multiple electronic systems including Electronic Damping Control (which controls body roll) and dynamic stability control (DSC), which can enhance handling if it senses understeer (front wheels receive no torque) or oversteer (front wheels receive maximum torque).