Joining the SUV Club, X5 is an amazing choice. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Its behavior is governed by a number of settings bracketed by the efficiency-loving "Eco Pro" and aggressive "Sport+" modes. The former can decouple the driveline when the driver lifts off the accelerator without hitting the brakes, as well as tailor the climate control and heated seats for maximum energy savings. Sport+ heightens shift and throttle response, firms up the optional adjustable suspension, and remaps the steering.