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AutoGuide.com Exalts the Beautiful, Brawny 2017 BMW X5

 

Are you seeking a midsize luxury SUV for your next daily driver? Well, if so, we here at BMW of Chico would be quick to couple you up with ours, the 2017 X5.

 

And why would we, you ask?

 

You'll find that answer in the clip below. Join AutoGuide.com Road Test Editor Dan Ilika, as he tries the X5 on for size:

In base form, the X5 receives a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine as standard.

 

Syncing with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the entry-level engine makes a muscular 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive…

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Performance Takes on New Dimensions in the 2018 BMW M5

For five generations, the BMW M5 was offered solely in rear-wheel drive. After all, that’s what enthusiasts crave. But don’t mistake the fact that the sixth generation model unveiled in Cologne this week signifies a departure. Yes, it may have standard all-wheel drive, but it’s more of a dimensional addition than a change in mission.

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The 2017 BMW X5 Offers Fun, Function, Luxury, and Sport in Perfect Harmony

One of BMW’s talents—aside from creating an impressive, modern lineup of Ultimate Driving Machines—is giving every model a heaping portion of performance fun. But not everyone needs that in their luxury vehicle, especially if you’re opting for an SUV like the BMW X5. If you don’t want to sacrifice sport entirely, however, AutoGuide has found a winning proposition in the xDrive35i trim.

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What Sets Our BMW SAVs Apart From the Pack

Over the last couple of years, crossovers and SUVs—mainstream and luxury alike—have taken a significant bite out of sedan sales. Yes, the models are getting better, but also, more Americans are looking for versatile, fun-to-drive models that can carry extra groceries or gear in a jiffy. But what if you want a more sporty treatment? The BMW X Series no doubt has something for you.

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BMW 3 Series: Drive The Legend Today!

It is becoming of a luxury brand—especially an established one like BMW—to offer more with their models. In the case of our preferred Bavarian automaker, the number of additional packages, trim levels, and add-ons can be dizzying even for the most experienced shopper. That’s why we like to make sure our shoppers are as informed about our models as possible.

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If it Looks Like New and It Drives Like New, It Might be a BMW CPO

If you’re looking for an outstanding vehicle from a brand you trust and with all the luxury appointments you want, you might be expecting the price tag to be quite hefty, but if you shop our selection of Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW vehicles, you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised at just how much you can get for your budget when you choose CPO. BMW’s CPO vehicles are held to rigorous standards, so you can feel great about driving one.

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What’s it Like to Own a BMW i3? Ask an Owner!

Many people want to “go green” with their vehicles, but something we hear often here at Courtesy BMW of Chico is, folks just aren’t sure that owning an electric vehicle is for them. Well, we think EVs are outstanding, but don’t just take our word for it. This next video features real-life couple and owners of the BMW i3 as they explain why they’ve enjoyed being i3 owners since September 2014, and how the i3 fits into and complements their lives. Check it out!

 

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New Video Takes You Behind the Wheel of BMW M2

The BMW M2 is the first time we've ever seen an entry-level performance coupe in the Bavarian lineup, and so far, automotive enthusiasts have received it quite well. In fact, it's even outdone its larger M4 sibling in some tests, making it one of the automaker's quickest performance coupes in the lineup. However, if you still need a deciding vote, read on.

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It’s Time to Re-Meet the BMW i3—Now With Over 100 Miles of Range

One of the concerns about electric vehicles we hear most here at Courtesy BMW of Chico is the anxiety surrounding range, with folks worrying they will run out of electricity before making it back home or to another charging station. While we’re lucky in California that there is a robust network of charging stations across the state, the fact that the 2017 BMW i3 will see over 100 miles of range per charge is still big news.

 

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The 2016 BMW i8 is as Eco-Friendly as it is Quick

While many sports cars claim to offer both spirited performance and agile handling, not many can also say that they offer an eco-friendly driving experience. While taking the environment in to consideration isn't something that’s often done when creating a sports car, our team doesn't believe that should be so. Fortunately, when it comes to the 2016 BMW i8, you don't have to choose speed over efficiency. To learn more about this innovative vehicle from the new BMW lineup, we encourage you to check out the video below:

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