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Age 71 Job Re­tired Drives Range Rover Sport

“I’ve been look­ing at the X5 on­line for some weeks now, and I think it looks bet­ter in re­al­ity than it does in pho­tos. It also looks more ap­peal­ing in this dark blue than the white used in BMW’S pro­mo­tional ma­te­rial.

“The large grille is the most strik­ing el­e­ment of the ex­te­rior. It looks good on this 40i M Sport vari­ant, although I pre­fer the matt fin­ish of that of the [range-top­ping] M50d.

“I’m in­ter­ested in the qual­ity of the sat-nav sys­tem, be­cause the one in my Range Rover isn’t as good as it should be for a car cost­ing more than £60,000.

“I’ve had BMWS in the past and been im­pressed with the com­pany’s idrive in­fo­tain­ment. So, I’m pleased to see that while the X5 has a new sys­tem with a 12.3in touch­screen, the ro­tary dial con­troller has been re­tained. I find this in­tu­itive to use and far less dis­tract­ing than touch­ing a screen while I’m driv­ing.

“I’m pleased to find that the five-seat X5 has a but­ton that re­tracts the par­cel shelf, be­cause this will en­able us to stow it out of the way with­out hav­ing to re­move it en­tirely so that our dogs can sit in the boot.”

‘I’m pleased to nd a but­ton that re­tracts the par­cel shelf’

Dash­board fea­tures a 12.3in dig­i­tal dial dis­play and a 12.3in in­fo­tain­ment screen

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