The real changes for the 2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i come under the hood, where the X5 now gets BMW's most current gasoline-fired engines and the company's eight-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the 2011 X5 will now be offered with technologies already available on many other BMW models. Get the details and our driving impressions by clicking here.
Today we are joined by none other than General Motors' Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. After an hour of peppering Bob with questions about his career, we come away better informed as to where the man stands on the industry's future, how GM will fare, his favorite concept cars, what he plans to do in his retirement, and – pivotally – how to get your wife to let you buy a MiG fighter jet. Enjoy!
The 6.2-liter V8-powered Ford Raptor managed a pretty stout 326 horsepower and 343 pound-feet of torque on the Hennessey dyno. That performance equals a 19.5 percent loss from the flywheel to the rear wheels. Click here to watch the video, which includes a zero-to-60 time of less than eight seconds.
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