The BMW X5 provided the German luxury car company with its first endeavour in the crossover vehicle space. Debuting for the 2000 model year, the BMW X5 SUV was a high-end luxury crossover vehicle. It featured all-wheel drive & was available with either manual or automatic transmission.
Now in its fourth generation, the BMW X5 is still a top-selling crossover vehicle. It has withstood the test of time from its first introduction as a concept in 1999 & now approaching its twenty-year mark as a top-rated vehicle in its class, it’s still as popular as it was the day that it was first released.
The BMW X5 is an executive, rear-wheel-drive luxury midsize SUV. It sports a sleek interior, lots of standard tech & safety features, & an easy-to-use infotainment system. It also has punchy engine options & a standard adaptive suspension that balances lithe handling with a comfortable ride. The fun-to-drive X5 is practical as well. It can tow up to 7,200 pounds & pack away lots of luggage, & it returns good fuel economy for the class.
The BMW X5 competes against class staples such as the Audi Q7 & the Mercedes GLE-class. Conservatively styled & beautifully crafted, the X5 line is unquestionably a front-runner in the premium SUV class.
“The boss is there & is putting everyone in their place: the all-new BMW X5. Its presence is clear for all to see – upright, powerful & elegant. The mighty 1-piece double kidney grille hints at what will happen when it takes a deep breath. And the honed X design of the headlights leaves no doubt as to who will take the lead. Equipped with new technologies for more safety & maximum driving dynamics on every surface, the new BMW X5 knows where it’s going. And how to get there first.”