Given the popularity of SUVs, it was only a matter of time before BMW brought out one worthy of its blue-and-white badge. Designed with the benefit of BMW engineering, the all-wheel-drive X5 is handsome, powerful, and tough as nails. The X5 will hit the pavement this fall. The cost for this new "SAV," or Sports Activity Vehicle: roughly $50,000 with the V8.
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