2010 BMW X5 M Review

On paper, the BMW X5 M seems about as incongruous as a car can be. It's a five-seat midsize crossover powered by a 555-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine that can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in as little as 4.5 seconds, according to BMW.

While you might think a combination like this would be as disastrous as a figure-skating bodybuilder, it's nothing of the sort. The X5 M proves once again that if you're willing to spend enough money Ч it starts at $85,500 Ч there's really nothing you can't have. In this case, what you get is crossover space and versatility Ч including a 6,000-pound towing capacity Ч with moves and power reminiscent of a sports car.

In short, the X5 M is everything enthusiast drivers could want in a crossover but never thought they could have.

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At a glance
General informationContacts, appointments, tasks, notes, text messages, and emailscan be displayed using the Control Display if the mobile phone compatibly supports these functions and the require ...

Controls
Almost all functions can be operated in the same manner as they are in the front. Special features of operating the system in the rear are described here. ...

Clock
The settings are stored for the remote control currently in use, refer also to Personal Profile on page 28. Setting the timeIn the instrument cluster  To set the 12h/24h format, refer to Se ...