The BMW X5 was the first entry in the Bavarian automaker’s X series, and as hard as it is to believe, that was nearly twenty years ago. Now, this savvy SAV has come into its own as a favorite luxury family hauler, and even has an M performance version. But what if you want the performance, but keep the emphasis on practicality?

The answer is opting for the xDrive35i. While this model comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six instead of the meaty V8 found in the xDrive50i and its M performance sibling, its 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque will be plenty for many. Better yet, with nary a hint of turbo lag and peak twist kicking in at 1,300 rpm, you’ll definitely feel the sportiness. Yet, this version of the X5 can be quite practical, too.

To learn more about the practical side of the X5, take a look at the video above or contact our BMW dealership in Santa Clara, CA to schedule a test drive. We’d be happy to help you customize your vehicle to suit your tastes.

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