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The 2016 BMW X5 stands out as one of the most luxurious family SUVs on the market. While this vehicle may be great for driving the kids to soccer practices, don’t pass up opportunities for the X5 and off-road adventures.

Whether you’re exploring private farmland near Louisville, Kentucky, or heading to the Dirty Turtle Offroad Park in Bedford, the following four features make for a fun day away from the city’s paved streets.

Impressive Power and Handling

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A reliable off-road vehicle needs plenty of power under the hood. Indeed, the 2016 BMW X5 doesn’t disappoint in this area.

This vehicle comes standard with a turbocharged three-liter inline six engine that generates 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough handling power for you to enjoy moderate off-road trails.

To fully tackle the outdoors, consider upgrading to the xDrive50i version. This model, with its TwinPower Turbo/V90 8/4 engine, churns out an impressive 445 horsepower. Plus, you’ll get 480 pound-feet of torque delivered to every wheel, making sure you have enough power to drive over rough terrain.

Proper Clearance for Trails

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You can meet many obstacles when you drive on trails. Tree limbs, uneven ground, and large rocks only add to the adventure. If you don’t have the right vehicle, a fun day outdoors can turn into a rough ride.

The 2016 BMW X5 gives you 8.2 inches of ground clearance, so you don’t have to worry about minor obstacles stopping you. Approach them cautiously and overtake them with the X5’s powerful all-wheel drive system.

Wide Range for Fuel Economy

You don’t want to run out of fuel while you’re exploring the country in your BMW. When you’re far from the road, even the nearest gas station can be a distance away.

With the BMW X5, you get a wide range for fuel economy that lets you enjoy your day without worrying about how much fuel you have left in the tank. The 22.4-gallon tank enables you to travel between 336 and 470 miles, depending on the terrain and other driving conditions. You’ll gain a few more hours of road time so that you have time to drive down another trail.

Features to Keep Your Passengers Safe

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The 2016 BMW X5 comes packed with features that will keep you and your passengers safe no matter where you go. Rollover sensors and electronic stability control make sure you keep all four tires on the trail. If you are involved in an accident, you’ll get protection from front seat-mounted torso airbags, front and second-row head curtain airbags, and driver and front passenger knee airbags.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, awards the 2016 BMW X5 its higher rating, so you know you can drive anywhere without putting yourself in danger.

The Louisville area has several places where you can enjoy off-road adventures and good times with the right vehicle. The new 2016 BMW X5 easily transitions from road to trail so you can choose your own adventure over all kinds of terrain.

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