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BMW X5 Model Years

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In the 2010s, we take high performance crossovers for granted. But in 2000, when the first X5 appeared in showrooms, the concept of a BMW SUV seemed oxymoronic to many automotive enthusiasts. Who would want a BMW that couldn’t handle as well as other BMWs? Likewise, who would want an SUV that wasn’t as practical as other SUVs? The answer was simple: Americans. BMW judged its market well, and the crossover designed for on-road performance is now in its second generation.

BMW X5 Generations

2007 - 2014 BMW X5

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Major changes included:

The second-generation X5 came with BMW's iDrive and Adaptive Drive systems, and by 2011 the X5 was available in 5 trims. Passenger capacity increased to seven with optional third-row seating, and the high performance X5 M arrived in 2010 with a 555-horsepower V8.

See Year: 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2000 - 2006 BMW X5

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Major changes included:

The X5 was created with a mix of luxury and ruggedness in mind. It was developed when BMW owned Land Rover, and many elements of the Range Rover are evident in its design. Notable updates for the first generation included the introduction of 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions and an upgraded V8 engine, plus a more luxurious cabin trim. The X5 also received the xDrive all-wheel drive system and BMW Assist program.

See Year: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

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