BMW X5

BASE PRICE RANGE: $46,675-$86,375
BODY TYPE: Midsize/Luxury SUV

WHAT'S NEW: Two new powertrains and a minor exterior refresh are the main changes on the BMW X5 for the 2011 model year. A 400-hp twin-turbo V-8 tops the standard X5 lineup while the base model gets a single-turbo 3.0L I-6 good for 300 hp. Both of those engines are mated to an 8A and fuel efficiency is improved all around.

COOL FACT: The 0-60 MPH time of the 2011 six-cylinder X5 xDrive35i matches that of the 2010 eight-cylinder X5 xDrive48i.

SUM UP: Refreshed suv is faster, still expensive.
RATING: ****

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2011 BMW X5
Base Engine 3.0L/300-hp turbo DOHC I-6
Optional Engine 3.0L/265-hp twin t-diesel DOHC I-6; 4.4L/400-hp twin-turbo DOHC V-8; 4.4L/555-hp twin-turbo DOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, AWD, 6A/8A
0-60 MPH 4.5-6.9 sec*
Tow/Payload 6000/1100-1300 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 12-19/17-26 mpg
Basic warranty 4 yrs/50,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 6
*Estimated