2013-01-10 02:19:25

BMW X5 — the first full-fledged SUV for all long-term history of the BMW company.

Thanks to an impressive clearance, the permanent all-wheel-drive and an independent

suspension of all wheels, the car is designed to driving on roads of all types. The

debut took place in January, 1999 at a motor show in Detroit. Entered the European

market in spring 2000.
In the basis of the BMW X5 is a completely new platform.  In contrast to traditional

SUVs, this one has a bearing body.  Design is bright and respectable. The placement

of the spare wheel at the rear is not provided. The volume of luggage compartment

isn't big and a configuration of it doesn't allow to transport large-size subjects.

The comfort and luxury reigns in salon.  A lot of skin and inserts of wood used in

the decoration.
The rich list of the standard equipment includes automatic climate control, the

electric glass hatch, frontal and lateral safety cushions, heating of front and rear 

seats, the CD Changer audio system on 6 disks, xenon headlights, washers of

headlights, the rain sensor.
BMW X5 is equipped with an all-aluminum V8 engine capacity of 4.4 liter, with a power

of 286 h.p.
The brake system at height thanks to huge brake disks which are established on all

wheels, and to system of dynamic control over the braking, capable in critical

situations when the driver starts pressing actively a pedal to increase brake effort.
The car is equipped with almost all known electronic systems.

In 2003, appears an updated version of the BMW X5. Changed the design of the body and

there is a number of technical innovations, including the redesigned wheel-drive

system. A characteristic feature is more expressive hood. The car has a new front

bumper and redesigned front and rear lights. During modernization of X5 received two

new engines: 4,4-liter petrol V8 and the 3,0-liter diesel with Common Rail system.

At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, BMW presented the second generation of the SUV. The car

became much larger than the predecessor, received more aggressive and expressive

design of a body and an interior. The three-liter six-cylinder petrol  unit with a

power of 265 horsepower was the base engine.

In 2010 the manufacturer has subjected the model to a restyling. The updated version has a new radiator lattice, increased the air inlets, the changed form of a front bumper,  headlights and rear lights. A popular brown hue has appeared.
The interior has not changed, the usual Bavarian comfort.
The main changes are hidden under a hood.
Major changes are hidden under the hood. All engines have become more powerful, and at the same time - more economical and more environmentally friendly.

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