Why the BMW X5 is the Perfect SUV for NYC



The BMW X5 is one of the class leaders among midsize luxury SUVs. It offers outstanding performance, a cabin that defines luxury, and the kind of engine options that deliver a superior blend of power, punch, and fuel economy.

Drivers throughout the Manhattan area, including those in Queens and the Bronx, love these vehicles for their strong performance, luxurious materials and aesthetic touches, and range of core and optional features. Read about why the 2017 BMW X5 is the perfect SUV for New York City, and discover where you can go to get behind the wheel to test drive one today.

2017 BMW X5: Luxury & Performance

The BMW X5 was by no means the first vehicle to be called a luxury SUV, but it’s consistently pushed the sector forward and even redefined it. It continues this evolution with the latest model and the 2017 BMW X5 line. It satisfies the convenience, performance, and comfort requirements of even the most discerning and demanding New York City driver, and it’ll please families, business executives, and all other drivers with an engaging and enjoyable experience.

To learn more about the innovative technology in the BMW X5, check out the BMW X5 technology review here.

Power & Fuel Economy

Driving experience is the major determining factor in many rides when you’re dealing with a lot of New York City driving, and the BMW X5 delivers in this area. The base engine for the X5 is a 3.0L turbocharged inline 6-cylinder, which delivers 300 horsepower (hp) through an 8-speed automatic transmission. It comes in sDrive rear-wheel drive models and xDrive 4WD models. The engine delivers an EPA-estimated 18 MPG in the city, which is solid for a midsize SUV.

Where it gets even better, however, is with the upgraded engine choices. It’s also available with a turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel, which delivers 255 hp and gets an EPA-estimated 23 MPG in the city. Finally, for those who really want the best in range, fuel efficiency, and green living for their NYC driving needs, check out the hybrid model driven by a 2.0L 4-cylinder, which delivers 308 hp and gets a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 56 MPG!

Want to learn more about the BMW X5? Check out the 2017 BMW X5 review here. 

Safety Features

Safety is another paramount concern for New York City drivers, who face the dangers of traffic accidents every day. There’s no worry here, either. In addition to standard airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes, the X5 features active head restraints, BMW Assist™ emergency telematics, Hill Descent Control, and has options to provide rearview cameras, Head-Up Display (HUD), Blind Spot Monitoring, top-down camera, Parking Assist, Forward Collision Warning and Mitigation, Pedestrian Detection, and more. The new BMW X5 was awarded five out of five stars in government testing for frontal crash, overall protection, and side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a top Good score for impact ratings and a top Superior score for its frontal crash mitigation.

Keeping your family safe is a top priority. Learn more about BMW safety features

Drive the BMW X5 in New York City, NY

BMW of Manhattan, your New York City BMW dealer, has a complete line of 2017 BMW X5 crossovers in a variety of colors, trim levels, and package options. If you’re looking for an ideal sport utility vehicle to get you around the Manhattan, Bronx, or Queens streets, stop in and ask about a test drive today!