Peterson BMW of Boise saw very little in the way of change on the new 2012 BMW X5.   The BMW X5 is full of features with a choice of engines that makes this luxury crossover SUV a hit with our customers.  BMW customers enjoy several engine choices, ranging from a stout turbocharged six-cylinder to a  twin-turbo V8 or a diesel.  As with most BMWs,  the X5 interior  is luxurious with only the highest quality materials.   BMW customers will love the X5’s  nicely shaped and comfortable seats.For all-around excellence, however, the X5 is hard to beat.


About the X5

Peterson BMW likes that the  2012 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that seats five. There is an optional third-row bench adds two more seats, though they are quite small.  There are five trim levels are offered:

  • xDrive35i
  •  xDrive35i Premium
  •  xDrive35i Sport Activity
  •  xDrive35d 
  • xDrive50i. 

Standard Equipment

  •   18-inch wheels
  •  foglights
  •  automatic and adaptive xenon headlights
  •  roof rails
  •  power tailgate with adjustable opening height
  •  automatic wipers
  •  parking sensors
  •  cruise control
  •  dual-zone automatic climate control
  •  a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  •  10-way power front seats
  •  leatherette premium vinyl upholstery

BMW Assist telematics with Bluetooth and a 12-speaker sound system with HD radio, a CD player, an iPod/USB audio interface and an auxiliary audio jack. The diesel-powered xDrive35d is equipped similarly, but adds a panoramic sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, heated front seats and the availability of additional options.  The M Sport package available on the xDrive35i Sport Activity and xDrive50i includes different 20-inch wheels, the adaptive suspension, parking sensors, a body kit and an M steering wheel.


There is standard safety equipment on all 2012 BMW X5s.  Safety equipment includes such equipment as  antilock brakes, stability control, brake drying,  active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags just to name a few.   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the X5 its highest rating of “Good” in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Driving Impressions

When driving the  2012 BMW X5 you will notice that it is one of the best-handling midsize luxury crossovers around. Whether taking it out on the back roads or on the interstate, the X5 handles great. The X5 exemplifies BMW’s  handling ability in the SUV arena. You’ll notice the elevated ride height and considerable curb weight on tight roads, though. Engine performance is strong throughout the whole X5 lineup, even with the base six-cylinder.

Peterson BMW of Boise

Peterson BMW of Boise will be happy to help answer any questions you may have regarding the BMW X5 or any other BMW model.  We have a sales staff that is ready to help.  Come see us at 9109 W. Fairview Ave. Boise, Idaho 83704 or call us at 888.295.8415.



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