I used to own a 2005 (E53) X5 for 4 years, from these two generation comparison, I must said, the E53 to E70 has mature greatly. I am not talking about new car orientation, every car drives awesome wh...
I used to own a 2005 (E53) X5 for 4 years, from these two generation comparison, I must said, the E53 to E70 has mature greatly. I am not talking about new car orientation, every car drives awesome when its new, however, its the refinement that has progress to; now, both cars i own packaged are little different, nevertheless, worth of mentioning is the interior presentation give me a roomy feels rather something cluster like other car in the same category. I like how the mileage is improved through diesel technology vs. the regular gasoline; the leg room, both front and rear seat are much better then other competition. As I used the "getting out the door" index to threshold my satisfactory, this means, I'm a 6' 200 lb guy, if i can get in and out of car (front and rear) and not kicking the panels or feels hinderance during exit is a good thing.
seems like every manufacture is playing package games, but, i think BMW gives a straight up best bang for the buck packages! Just a Premium package + standard equipment should be able to come up on top out of others. although every car result steep depreciation in the first year, which is why i give a 4 star on this category.
I did get the sports activities package, which at the beginning is really wasn't what i need in a car aimes to hauls me around in comfort, but, after driving SP and plus numerous time during my ownership of old X5 I wanted to up grade the wheel; I decide to give it a try. I AM GLAD I DID!! the new suspension is tuned not to sacrifice the comfy ride I aimed for. So, the 20" package is well equipped on the E70, ride comfort is not distorted at all.
overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase, if money (+ insurance) wasn't the subject, Porsche would be my next choice. (then again, thats another battle we go through)