The original 2015 BMW X5 defined the luxury SUV segment as a big car that could handle as well as a sporty saloon and so set itself up as the benchmark that all SUV’s in this segment should aspire to be. Now in its 3rd generation form and facing some extremely tough competition, has the 2015 BMW X5 still got what it takes to set the benchmark?
The 2015 BMW X5 has certainly grown in size which has thrown the sensual styling of the 2nd generation model a bit out of whack so you could argue that it isn’t quite as handsome as before. However all the X5 design cues are there such as short overhangs, upright pillars, a low sporty stance and the characteristic BMW grille which combine with aerodynamic style touches and character lines to emphasise the new 2015 BMW X5’s slick yet imposing profile. The standard remote opening tailgate [...]
BMW is taking the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) even further into the realms of luxury cars with the introduction of the new, third-generation X5.
BMW invented the concept of the SAV with the original X5 and is the global market leader in the segment, with more than 1.3 million sales of the previous two models.
The new X5, which goes on sale in the UK from 16 November 2013, delivers major advances in design, luxury, comfort, versatility, efficiency, driving pleasure, safety and connectivity. It will be available with five TwinPower Turbo engines – four diesel and one petrol – a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and the option of two or four-wheel drive (sDrive and xDrive). In the UK it will be offered in SE or M Sport specifications.