Crazy redline, over 1000bhp, and Prius-like efficiency all confirmed. No, really
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The Top Gear car review:BMW X5/X6
For:Better in pretty much every area and thus even more complete than before
Against:It's still a BMW X5 so still has, um, slight issues with its image
What is it?
Oi, stand back, world: the latest BMW X5 is here and it’s coming through, now. Bigger, bolder and brasher than ever, it’s fortunately also better: for all the issues you may have with image by association, this is a very good car. Despite the monster tri-turbo M50d, the best-sellers will remain the regular diesels though, now offered in rear-drive four-cylinder sDrive25d and 4WD xDrive30d guise. And these engines also underpin the X5’s even more reviled sibling, the X6.