Globe and Mail’s Jeremy Cato reviews the 2014 X5 5.0i

The full review by Cato can be found online by following this link.

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The X5 is no doubt one of BMW’s best selling models; especially when you consider that it was the pioneer for the Sports Activity Vehicle in the automotive industry. Jeremy Cato,¬† senior author for Globe and Mail’s Globe Drive and an automotive industry writer for 25 years, had a chance to review the All-new 2014 X5 5.0i and had mostly only great things to say.

He scored the ride quality at a 9/10, opening the article with a great headline: “BMW’s big beast is bold and buttery smooth”, underlining the fact that the “X5 5.0i is muscular enough to be called a truck, yet the engine is buttery smooth and quiet”. Cato follows it up with the fact that he’s “floored by the small-car handling of a modern, luxurious truck with three rows of seats and the technology of a spaceship”.

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The only true concern Cato had for the X5 was that it wasn’t revolutionary – only evolutionary from the previous generation of X5 and not bringing enough to the table to truly be revolutionary. To that, I can only say that it sometimes takes baby steps before you can leap into creating history, like the first X5 did with the Sports Activity Vehicle market.

 

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