For 2009, the BMW X5 gains an optional 3.0L inline-6 diesel engine. It produces 265 hp and 425 lb-feet of torque. The diesel X5 is also capable of a 21 combined mpg and 6000 lbs of towing capacity.
Good compromise between sport wagon and rugged SUV; spacious interior; available luxury and technology options.
The 2009 X5, which is called a "sports activity vehicle" by BMW, combines some of the best attributes of a sport wagon and an SUV, offering better handling than most SUVs yet some measure of off-road ability and toughness. In the first and second rows, the X5 offers a good, quiet ride as well. As in BMW's sedans, there's also plenty of opportunity to upgrade the X5 with high-tech options. A new-for-2009 optional diesel engine provides impressive power yet delivers surprising fuel economy.
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