2019 BMW X5 xDrivei50 M Sport
April 11, 2019
Love it! This is my second X5 xDrivei50 and this version is extremely more comfortable and quiet despite the fantastic HP and exhaust tune. My previous 2016 X5 was very comfortable, but this one is like driving a different car entirely. BMW's are super fun to drive and with all the technology within the car, it is fun to learn all the time the things it can do. Utilizing the Dealer Genius' to reacquaint yourself to certain functions so they become more fluid while on the road is critical. There is much to learn even with the redundancies. This version of the iDrive is by far the best I have ever used and I started with it back in 2004.
I loaded my vehicle with many of the packages because I have been driving BMW's since 1990 and have loved them ever since. I have opted to lease versus own the vehicle due to the huge repair bills that come with my previous vehicles I owned greater than 10-years. To have all maintenance covered for 3 years is a nice bonus. To turn in your vehicle for the latest and greatest is a luxury but if you can do it, it is wonderful. I am very appreciative that I am able to lease an expensive car like this but this car starts and ends my day with such joy and comfort. Sitting in LA traffic on the 405 and 101 every day is hellish; this car puts most of it aside. I am comfortable, have many entertainment options from books, radio, dictating text messages, etc and still be an aware, smart driver. The safety functions on this (and previous) X5 are fantastic. There are many settings to adjust the safety functions to how you want them from early to late warnings / response available in this 2019 X5.
This is a very powerful car and easy to drive but not great on fuel economy. But the driving modes and how I choose to drive can provide better fuel rating than if in Sport mode and hammering the accelerator. But all that power is there for when you want / need it and it is smooth and a powerhouse. Love it.