BMW X5 M50I – there’s no destination without the journey to get there!
BMW’s US X5 M50i web page teases you. It promises the car will make your life a little bigger. That this latest, more powerful and better-equipped Sports Activity Vehicle is poised to dominate any terrain. It seems a phenomenal machine, no?
Another school of thought tells us that a good destination is nothing without an even better journey to get there. So what better way to behold a phenomenon than doing so by phenomenal means? As it happened, the stars so aligned when we had an X5 M50i on hand at the ideal time to witness what some consider to be a wonder of the world.
They call it The Flowers. An amazing annual marvel at the end of every winter that’s close enough to the Cape of Good Hope to make for a convenient day trip of it. Click here to read how the big Beemer made that trip so much more pleasurable on leading US BMW page 5series.net. The story is written for a US audience and the data is all Imperial, but you can find the regular Auto test info and figures below. Enjoy the ride!
ROAD TESTED: BMW X5 M50i xDrive Engine: 390 kW 750 Nm 4.4-litre biturbo petrol V8 Drive: 8-speed automatic AWD TESTED: 0-60km/h: 2.67 sec 0-100km/h: 4.28 sec 0-160km/h: 9.79 sec 400m: 12.3 sec @ 179 km/h 80-120km/h: 2.74 sec 120-160km/h: 3.82 sec CLAIMED: VMax: 250 km/h Fuel: 11.5 l/100km CO2: 263 g/km Warranty/Service: 2y unl./5y 100K km LIST PRICE: R1.69M RATED: 8