For a generation you could set your watch on BMW’s ultra consistent, seven year models life-cycles. But longer model life-cycles are looking like a…Read More
The BMW X5 is a mid-size luxury SUV produced by BMW. The first generation of the X5, with the chassis code E53, made its debut in 1999. It was BMW’s first SUV and it also featured all-wheel drive and was available with either manual or automatic transmission. In 2006, the second generation X5 was launched, known internally as the E70, featuring the torque-split capable xDrive all-wheel drive system mated to an automatic transmission, and in 2009 the X5 M performance variant was released as a 2010 model. In 2013 a new model (the F15) followed taking the X5 into more car-like territory in terms of ride and comfort. The G05 followed with a raft of new technology and a larger size.
BMW branded the X5 as a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) rather than an SUV, to emphasize its on-road ability despite its size. Like the Lexus RX 300, the X5 heralded the shift from light truck-based body-on-frame SUVs to crossovers underpinned by unibody car platforms that would come to fruition in the late 2000s. Among German luxury automakers, while the Mercedes-Benz M-Class had beaten the X5 to the market by a year, the X5 was the first to use a unibody chassis whereas the M-Class used a light truck platform until its second generation. While the Lexus RX is based on the Toyota Camry mass market sedan, the X5 shares its underpinnings with the BMW 5 Series performance luxury sedan.
That was fast. BMW M Performance parts are already here for the BMW X5 M, X6 M and X7. Taking the already extreme looking…Read More
The 2020 BMW X5M and X6M are completely new from the ground up. Engines, drivetrains and even the chassis are completely rethought and borrow…Read More
Official Release: Efficiency meets supremacy: With the market launch of the new BMW X5 xDrive45e, the drive portfolio of the Sporty Activity Vehicle (SAV)…Read More
Today BMW takes the wraps off of latest models in then M Performance portfolio – the X5 M50i and the X7 M50i. Both feature…Read More
A handful of important BMW model updates are happening for July production onward. The highlights include: BMW X2 with more standard equipment and new…Read More
The next generation BMW hybrids are launching this spring with a host of new technology and performance improvements. Read on for the full official…Read More
Despite the G05 X5 being new to market BMW is expanding it’s options for the Spring of 2019. Specifically the range of body color…Read More
The BMW X5 has earned the highest score possible in the NCAP European testing with 5 stars. This score once again defining the X5…Read More
Official Release: Like its predecessors and indeed the entire BMW X model family, the fourth generation of the BMW X5 (combined fuel consumption 11.6-6.0…Read More
BMW X7 vs the BMW X5 – just how big is this new BMW crossover? That’s the question most of us immediately began asking…Read More
Looking at a new 2019 BMW X5? We have all the photos along with options and pricing on the new SAV straight from BMWNA…Read More
The new X5 plugin hybrid is here its a heavily revised drivetrain that combines in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine with the very latest BMW eDrive…Read More
Looking at a new 2019 BMW X5? We’re have the full rundown on options and pricing on the new SAV straight from BMWNA themselves….Read More