BMW introduced the all-new BMW X5 recently. Now lets have a look at all the three BMW X5 generations at once to see the “work of progress”. Discover the progress of the exterior and interior with every single generation.
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The first generation of the X5, with the chassis code E53, made its debut in 1999. It was BMW’s first SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), also known as “Four-by-Four” (4×4) in the UK, which featured 4WD 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.
BMW branded the X5 as a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) rather than an SUV, to emphasize its on-road ability despite its size.
The third-generation F15 X5 made its debut last month and will arrive this fall at U.S. dealerships.