• 2013 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i 0-60 MPH Mile High Performance Test

    2013 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i 0-60 MPH Mile High Performance Test

    The new 2013 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i has become one of BMW’s most popular cars, but for 2013 there’s a new model in the extensive X5 lineup.

    It’s the Xdrive 35i with the M Sport and Performance Package.

    Not only do the twin the M Packages make this X5 look and handle like an BMW M car, but they also increase the performance of the normal turbo charged straight six above that of a plain Jane version of the X5 35i.

    In this TFLcar first video review we see just how much the M packages increases horsepower by testing the X5 from 0-60 MPH at 1 mile above sea level.

    Is it faster?

    You’ll have to watch this video to find out.

    Editor’s note: Both Roman and I have had personal experience with the BMW X5 xdrive. About a decade or so back, Roman owned one and enjoyed it – but not the maintenance bills. I had a friend who owned a rare (for North America) manual 2001 model and he wanted to sell it to me. I had a Land Rover Discovery at the time and was unsure about the ruggedness of the xdrive system.

    After taking it on a fishing trip, it did very well in the mud and I loved driving it on the street. It was like driving a giant Subaru Outback with more curb appeal.

    Then, my buddy got rear-ended. The back glass and rear bumper had to be replaced. The price for the parts was (much) more than the vehicle was worth. I was sad and alarmed at the expense of the repair costs.

    Thus – I stuck with my Disco.

    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica
    Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.

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