2020 BMW X5 M Competition SAV Test Drive

“2020 BMW X5 M Competition SAV” An Exercise in Glorious Excess OVERVIEW What happens when you take an outstanding SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) and add the manufacturer’s legendary performance package and then factor in a competition version that goes a step further in terms of performance? The answer is simple – you get the BMW…

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BMW X5 M Competition

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Eagle, Idaho – When the 2020 model BMW X5 M Performance arrived in our driveway it looked like the typical white BMW X5 SAV (BMW calls their SUVs Sports Activity Vehicles) we see so often on the streets in our area. On closer examination the wheels, tires and brakes screamed…

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2020 BMW X3 xDrive 30e Test Drive

“2020 BMW X3 XDrive 30e” A Luxurious Performance Oriented PHEV OVERVIEW The popularity of SUVs continues to grow at a rapid pace with the hotter segment of the market being compact Crossovers. The BMW X3 has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the past, but the Blue and White Rondelle clan obviously decided to capitalize on…

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BMW X2 xDrive 28i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer An All-New Model Last year BMW added the all-new X2 to their extensive lineup of what they call their Sport Activity Vehicles (SAV). The X2 obviously fills the gap between the X1 and X3 completing a roster that extends consecutively from X1 through X7. We?re not quite sure why there?s…

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2019 BMW X4 xDrive 30i Test Drive

?2018 BMW X4 xDrive 30i SAV? Second Gen X4 ups the Sportiness Ante OVERVIEW The second generation BMW X4 launches for the 2019 model year with two available models ? the BMW X4 M40i and the BMW X4 xDrive 30i. Both models serve up an eye-catching and sportier persona. The sportier drive characteristics come thanks…

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2018 BMW X6 M Road Trip

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer One our favorite pastimes is taking road trips. When we needed to make a recent trip from our home, just east of Portland, Ore., to Boise, Idaho, and the 2018 BMW X6 M happen to be available, it was like a match made in South Carolina. (We say that, because…

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2018 BMW X3 xDrive 30i Test Drive

?BMW X3 xDrive 30i? Completely Redesuigned for 2018 The popularity of SUVs is growing at a rapid pace with the hotter segment of the market being compact Crossovers. The BMW X3 has enjoyed tremendous sales success in the past, but the Blue and White Rondelle clan obviously decided to capitalize on this growth spurt by…

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2018 BMW X3 M40i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer BMW?s entry into the small SUV category, or as BMW prefers, Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), is the highly regarded X3 model. Since it was launched in 2003, the premium compact has chalked up nearly 400,000 sales in the U.S. market and 1.5 million worldwide. The 2018 model is all new…

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2018 BMW X3 M40i SAV Test Drive

?2018 BMW X3 M40i SAV? All-new Flagship X3 Joins the M Club The all-new 2018 BMW X3 M40i becomes the first M Performance model in the X3 stable, delivering the best in segment acceleration figure of 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds and with a top track speed of 130 mph. It is being built alongside…

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BMW X1 xDrive28i Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer They come with various names — crossover, SUV, Sports Activity Vehicle and CUV — and they are the new darlings of the small luxury wagon category. Nearly all the major manufacturers have one or they are working on one. BMW?s entry into the growing category is the BMW X1, which…

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