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X5 defines an expanding group of big, powerful SUVs that shine for their on-pavement agility and lightning acceleration, with an emphasis on luxury appointments. The X5 seats five passengers and has handy SUV amenities like a dual opening top and bottom tailgate. It comes in three trims: 3.0i, 4.4i, and 4.8is. The 3.0i comes with a 225 hp 3.0-liter inline-six cylinder. The 4.4i comes with a 315 hp 4.4-liter V-8. The 4.8is comes with a 355 hp 4.8-liter V-8. All the engine combinations come with a six-speed manual. A five-speed automatic transmission can be put in the 3.0i. The 4.4i and 4.8i come only with a six-speed automatic. All models are all-wheel drive and come with Hill Descent Control. Standard safety features include stability control, antilock brakes, side-curtain, side-, and front-airbags. For 2006, the BMW X5 gets minimal changes.