“Is that for the block heater?”
“Couldn’t you just get a diesel?” neighbour guy asked.
Neighbour guy looked perplexed.
I was plugging the BMW X5 xDrive40e’s recharging cable into the receptacle on the front fender one night, at about 27 below.
“No, it’s partially electric. This is to recharge the battery,” I replied.
ATLANTA, Georgia – Good news! No longer will BMW X5 drivers be left behind, all sad and lonely, while their peers driving Mercedes G-wagens or Range Rovers take off into the woods with their rigs.
Improved in nearly every appreciable way.
BMW has decided that simply having excellent on-road manners is not enough for a mid-size luxury spor
Diesel power and big SUVs go together like Thelma and Louise, politicians and finger pointing, fries and gravy. And like the latter, it is a pairing more appreciated by Canadians than our neighbours to the south.
Diesel power and big SUVs go together like Thelma and Louise, politicians and finger pointing, fries and gravy.
With an all-new BMW X5 in the pipeline for 2019, the question for buyers is whether to wait for it, or to put a 2018 version in the driveway. I haven’t driven the upcoming one yet, but after a week in the outgoing one, there’s more than enough in it to tempt those on the which-one-should-I-buy fence.
Three’s the magic number here: three litre
So here’s a uniquely BMW proposition: how does a base but extra sporty X5 35i sport-utility compare against a near-identical-looking X5 40e that has a much smaller four-cylinder engine, holds slightly less cargo, and yet costs more if you’re just comparing base sticker prices? Now let’s say you load up that “base” model with over $26,000 worth of o
On most aspects of quality, style, exclusivity, and class, the X5 was rated highly by owners.
The so-called F15 generation BMW X5 hit the road in 2013, offering more of what made the brand’s legendary luxury sports ute so popular for the generations before it. Luxurious, comfortable, capable,
The second generation of BMW’s full-size utility vehicle (or Sport Activity Vehicle), the X5 was introduced for the 2007 model year.
Okay, from a distance it does look a lot like the previous generation X5, however, there are numerous styling changes and it’s wider, taller and longer. It’s also roomier inside and there was enough space to add
Welcome to Depreciation Appreciation! Every month, your buddies at autoTRADER.ca dig up an example of how depreciation can make for a used car deal that’s supremely awesome.
This month? A perfect sport-ute for dashing through the snow in the lap of German-engineered luxury and efficiency, while looking like a total boss in the process. The BMW
There’s no denying the usefulness of a third row in an SUV for families, even if you’re not regularly carrying more than four passengers – extra flexibility to bring along grandma, for occasional birthday party shuttling, or even when loud siblings clash, as a de-militarized buffer zone. But even for upscale families that can afford a full-size lux
BMW has revealed the first details of its all-new, fourth-generation X5 mid-size crossover, which comes to Canada in November sporting an updated appearance, new technology and revised engines.
The changes include a new base model designation -- xDrive 40i -- to reflect the use of a new 3.0L six-cylinder engine that makes 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of
It’s gonna’ get greasy! The snow is coming, hard and fast, and it’s going to test your nerves, reduce your traction, and make it increasingly likely that you and your fellow motorists will be stressed on every drive. Grip and daylight are down, accident rates are up, and your local body repair shop is anxiously awaiting the truckloads of twisted wr
FLORENCE – The rain poured down on us just after we finished washing the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, about halfway down to Rome on our 1,600 km, four-day driving route in the Mille Miglia – Italy’s famed annual classic car caravan. It seemed terrible timing for us in our previously shiny new SUV, until we looked over at the wet and gloomy
Do you remember when the first Cayenne came out? We were barely clear of the great Y2K technology meltdown, the food was terrible and the music was worse, and Porsche sold out by building one of those horrible-handling utilitarian vehicular jobs to betray everything that was good and pure and Porsche that St. Ferry stood for. No? That doesn’t sound
Lexus was one of the first manufacturers to tap into North America’s appetite for a mild, family-friendly utility vehicle with its RX crossover, giving up off-road capability for a more refined and comfortable ride. Considering its incredible success over the past couple decades, it’s shocking that it has taken them so long to offer a three-row cro
Like every other driving enthusiast, I curate a mental list of the cars and trucks (and boats, bikes and planes) I’d buy the day some long-lost relative passes to the great beyond and leaves behind an obscenely large inheritance for me.
A veritable middle finger to the masses that buy those wildly powerful (but rather portly) “sporting” SUVs.