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