The new 2013 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i is a very sporty German Crossover that had the body of a family hauler but the soul of a sports car.
The question that we strive to answer in this TFLcar drive and review is does the 2013 BMW X5’s heart, in other words it’s engine, match to the family hauler or to the sports car.
To find out we test the BMW X5 with the M sport and performance packages from 0-60 @ 1 mile above sea level.
We also drive the car in the Colorado Mountains in another fun and informative TFLcar Review.
In this 2013 BMW X5 Review we put the Sports Activity Vehicle to the test to see if its bite matches it barb on the road.
Regarding the M Sport Package, ”
Exclusive, stylish – and unmistakably powerful: the optional M Sport package accentuates the dynamic character of the BMW X5. Bumper and running boards in body colour as well as door finisher sills with the M logo are only the first in a long line of powerful and sporting impressions.
In addition to Alpine White non-metallic, five further paint finishes are available as part of the BMW X5 M Sport package. Four extra sporting accents can be added in the form of the optional 20″ M double-spoke 333 mixed tyres. The M Sport seats provide excellent support while the electric seat adjustment with memory function ensures a glove-like fit at the push of a button. The M leather steering wheel with shift paddles make sporty driving a pleasure: the soft Walknappa leather enables a steady grip and the exclusive M shift paddles in aluminium allow quick and precise gear changes. The M emblem and the stitching in M colours impressively underscore the dynamism of the BMW X5.
Further equipment options include the following BMW Individual features: roof rails, high-gloss Shadow Line trim, Anthracite roof liner and interior trim in Aluminium, finely brushed lengthwise.” – – BMW.com