Age 52 Job Dentist Drives BMW X5 “I’ve owned an original X5 and a current one, which we’re now thinking of replacing. I like the new model’s design; it looks like a premium vehicle but isn’t as blingy as a Mercedes. And I prefer the more rounded rear end to the angular shape of my X5.
“It’s good to see that the latest X5 is bigger and roomier than before. Our children are grown up now, but we still have guests, so it’s good to have enough space for them to travel in comfort – which the X5 certainly does. The third-row seats will be handy for occasional use, too.
“The new X5 also looks and feels like a more premium car on the inside, and the seats are comfortable, which is important.
“Although it’s great to have the latest active safety systems, they require the car to be fitted with a lot of cameras and sensors, and that means there are more electronic systems that could go wrong as the car gets older. This is a concern for me, because we tend to keep our cars for many years.
“That said, I’ll be interested in trying out the new features, such as the [optional] four-wheel steering, which is meant to make the car more manoeuvrable on narrow streets and in car parks.”
Jerome nds the seats comfortable and has plenty of head and leg room in the rear