The new x5 boasts a more powerful 6 cylinder engine thanks to a twin turbo system, however this also causes a "turbo lag". This means when you first press the pedal there is a slight pause effect and the car moves seemingly cautiously before a burst of power is unleashed. That said, this car is fun to drive on the highway. Passing others at freeway speed seems effortless.
The intuitive click-wheel electronic interface is nice because your hand never has to leave the "clicker" to do everything from phone to stereo functions.
The perforated leather in conjunction with a nice "seat breeze" option help fight that unwanted sweaty back you often get from spending long periods of time in the car.
The reverse camera has a grid showing exactly where the car will go based on how far the wheel is turned. it also has a second view which appears to be an aerial view composed of the rear view camera and two cameras under the mirrors.
The electronic gearshift may take some getting used to but it requires much less effort than a traditional shifter. This suv has enough electronics to make even the most discerning customer comfortable, but still allows the driver to have some fun.