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X5 is BMW's most family-oriented vehicle

12/22/2006
...(12-22) 04:00 PST Spartanburg, S.C. -- Friday night football and Sunday morning church services are taken seriously in this town of 40,000 people, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you want to find local shakers and movers on most fall Friday evenings, you're likely to track...

BMW Extends MOST to X5, R56 MINI, 3 Series Coupe Models

12/18/2006
...SMSC’s Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) networking technology has been selected as part of the infotainment systems for the recently launched BMW X5, R56 MINI and 3 Series Coupe platforms. The launch of MOST on the X5 represents the first full featured OEM implementation of SMSC's new...

BMW X5 is a sinful luxury

12/13/2006
...A huge hello from the land where comic book hero Tintin’s famous adversary Rastapopulous probably laid out his plans to dominate the world. I'm here in Greece to unravel a far more interesting plot than world domination. This time, it’s the mighty BMW that’s doing the plotting and their tool...

2007 BMW X5

12/11/2006
...Like its predecessor, the second-generation X5 disappoints when it goes off the beaten track. Instead of offering a height-adjustable air suspension, it can be had with such pavement-oriented goodies as active steering, adjustable antiroll bars, and switchable dampers. Instead of mechanical...

BMW X5 3.0d SE

12/02/2006
...You may have seen a recent Catherine Tate sketch in which some privately educated upper-middle little darlings take part in an egg and spoon race. One mother discovers a carton labelled “economy eggs”. Mortified, she bellows “they’re not organic” down the track, whereupon the entire field...

Los Angeles Auto Show: BMW Launches the Hydrogen 7 and New X5 ...

11/29/2006
Los Angeles Auto Show: BMW Launches the Hydrogen 7 and New X5 ......SEE ALSO BMW 7 Hydrogen Tutorial - Video Enhanced LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2006; BMW today unveiled two world premiere vehicles during its press conference on the occasion of the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The first premiere was the new BMW X5. The new BMW X5 grows in size and luxury yet...

All-New BMW X5: North American Debut in Los Angeles

11/23/2006
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Simple Upgrade Solutions - Oem Upgrade 2003 Bmw X5

11/14/2006
Simple Upgrade Solutions - Oem Upgrade 2003 Bmw X5...Thanks to a memorable media campaign, people equate the phrase "The Ultimate Driving Machine" with BMW. It may be great when sitting in the driver's seat on a desolate stretch of highway, but when hauling the family during gridlock, the German-engineered handling characteristics of the vehicle don't...

BMW X5 holds its own and a lot more

11/08/2006
...Friday night football and Sunday morning church services are taken seriously in this town of 40,000 people, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you want to find local shakers and movers on most fall Friday evenings, you're likely to track them down at a football stadium hosting...

All-new BMW X5 with even more savvy

11/01/2006
All-new BMW X5 with even more savvy...The BMW X5 defined a new segment of the car market when it first appeared in 1999. It was the first SUV-type vehicle to offer a genuinely sporty car-like drive. BMW coined the phrase Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) to define its dynamic attributes over its rivals’ utilitarian construction. Good...

BMW X5 Road and Track Test

10/24/2006
BMW X5 Road and Track Test...Its my last lap of the BMW performance driving center test track. Ive been going hard for about the last three hours memorizing the track, learning the abilities of my vehicle. I come flying onto the straight, slapping the shifter back twice as I hit the 6,500 rpm redline. I leave my braking for the...

BMW's X5 gets a boost

10/21/2006
...SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The challenge for BMW to redesign the tremendously successful X5 was to adapt it to suit the latest market needs, especially since the debut of several robust new competitors from Europe. At the same time, it had to maintain the X5's on-road performance credibility. The X5...

New BMW X5 ready for the open road

09/29/2006
...BMW rolled out its first revamped X5 Sports Activity Vehicle at its Spartanburg County plant Wednesday. The 2007 X5 is a product of a mid-life cycle redesign of the model and is scheduled to be in dealer showrooms across the country soon after Thanksgiving. The new X5 will sell for $45,900 at its...

Last BMW X5 rolls of the line, makes way for next generation.

09/24/2006
...The last of BMW's current generation X5 rolled off the line at their Spartanburg, SC plant on Friday. The Toledo Blue 3.0is X5 with Truffle Brown leather interior and Dark Grain Poplar wood trim will be kept by the factory and displayed in its Zentrum museum. BMW is one of the first manufacturers to...

New BMW X5 SAV on the way

08/22/2006
New BMW X5 SAV on the way...BMW promises more power, lower emissions, better fuel consumption and an all-new six-speed automatic gearbox. It is also BMW's first ever car with third-row seating and introduces new technologies in the segment. These include 'Head-up Display', 'Run-flat' tyres and an 'Adaptive Drive' suspension...

Base retail price of BMW X5 reported at almost $47,000

08/16/2006
...WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. -- The 2007 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, produced at the Spartanburg County plant, arrives in U.S. showrooms this November with a base manufactured sales retail price (MSRP) of $46,595 for the six-cylinder X5 3.0si. The V8 X5 4.8i will be priced from $55,195. Both prices of...

The New BMW X5

08/11/2006
...Perfect blend of driving dynamics, functionality and exclusivity. Its predecessor paved the way for a brand-new type of vehicle. Now the new BMW X5 raises the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) driving experience to an even higher standard. Powerful eight and six-cylinder engines, unique suspension,...

Third Row! More on the 2007 BMW X5

08/09/2006
...The seven-seat 2007 BMW X5 was revealed yesterday, much to the delight of children and kneeless adult passengers, who'd been clamoring for a third row to hunker down in while mom (or whoever) scooted throught the esses on US 208. It's also got a new iDrive controller that uses programmable hot keys...

Qatar BMW X5, X3 extras

07/24/2006
...Qatar dealer Alfardan Automobiles is accompanying sales of BMW X3 and X5 vehicles with free five years or 100,000 km service, three-year unlimited warranty and access to the BMW Financial Services and Owner's Safety programmes.

Autoblog reader spies the new BMW X5 in Cali

07/12/2006
...Autoblog reader Chris Belanger was out in the Santa Barbara area (Summerland, CA, to be exact) when he came across two camoflaged 2008 BMW X5's heading north on 101. He alertly snapped four photos and send them to us. it appears to be the same pair of X5s, on black, one white, that have been snagged...

BMW Adds Even More Appeal to 3 Series Coupé, Convertible And X5

06/27/2006
...This adds up to a significant $8,150 at retail prices, but again this equipment is now standard on 320Ci and 325Ci models at no additional uplift in price. In March 2006, BMW announced an increase in the standard equipment across the X5 family. At that time BMW added on-board monitor with TV, Park...

Next BMW X5 spied!

06/02/2006
...The next X5 is to grow in size and will be longer, wider and taller than the current model. Its extra length will accommodate an optional third row of seats. This extra row of seats will enable the X5 to compete against SUVs such as the Mercedes G-Class and Audi Q7. The engine line-up is expected to...

2006 BMW X5

05/08/2006
...The good: The 2006 BMW X5 is a solid performer, with all-wheel drive and plenty of power from the optional V-8. Various electronic driving aids and options such as Bluetooth enhance safety and usability. The bad: The 2006 BMW X5's navigation system and other interior interfaces are woefully...

Follow-Up Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i

03/23/2006
Follow-Up Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i...It may not be easy coming up with a segment-leading idea, though if it's a sound one that is well executed, success should follow. BMW did just that with its X5 "SAV" (Sports Activity Vehicle) back in 2000. Up to that point, the handling of most (if not all) SUVs ranged from respectable but isolated...

BMW GTA Retailers Announce the 'BMW X5 HOCKEY EDITION' Charity ...

02/16/2006
...Gary Okla, Regional Manager, Central Region, BMW Group Canada, poses with Max Setka, 9, (from left), Ari Levine, 9, and Curtis O'Reilly, 11, (in driver's seat), inside a BMW X5 Hockey Edition vehicle following the announcement, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at the Canadian International AutoShow in...








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