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Old 09-04-2010, 11:09 PM
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Mein Auto: 2007 335ic, 2009 X5 3.0
I recently went took a tour of the BMW X5 factory in South Carolina, and also drove it on the off-road course at the Performance Center. Before I went, I was skeptical that the X5 could handle anything more than a gravel road.

However, I left very impressed. Even with 20" high-performance street tires, the X5 was able to competently navigate through 23" of water; scale steep hills with rocks, and obtain sufficient grip on just two tires to go over large, uneven mounds.

With proper tires, I'd feel comfortable driving in just about any terrain.
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