It is the first in a long history of BMW SUV. The first generation was introduced in 1999 at the Detroit Auto Show, production began in 2000. Booming car market class SUV forced to pass the German group to action, but BMW has decided not to release a full penny wise and all-terrain vehicle with an appropriate set of characteristics, class SUV was introduced only in 2003.
Stylistically, the body resembles the model BMW X5 E39, but the crossover to 15 cm shorter than the E39, but taller and wider. Thanks to an impressive ground clearance, all-wheel drive and all-wheel independent suspension, a car designed for driving on all types of roads. In contrast to traditional SUVs, the BMW X5 has an integral body. Design was bright and respectable, emphasizing class association model.
Specifications of BMW X5 are at the highest level. The base model is a six-cylinder engine in volume of 3 liters and 265 horsepower. It is a car accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds. The eight-cylinder engine with a capacity of 4.8 liters and 367 horsepower can reach a hundred in just 6.5 seconds. However, this is not the limit for SUVs; BMW X6 accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds.