BMW now offers an Off-Road pack which consists of a separate button on the centre console that gives the driver the choice of sand, rock, gravel or snow driving modes allowing them to activate the ideal ride height.”

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BMW X5: The fourth generation SUV comes with big expectations from BMW in the most competitive segment of the new car market


There was a time when nothing could touch BMW’s 3 Series in terms of sales and it was the undisputed king of the German company’s range. That was until the X5 came along. Now in its fourth generation, the new BMW X5 continues to ride the SUV wave


BMW’s biggest manufacturing plant is not in Germany but the United States where its Spartanburg facility churns out 1900 SUVs per day.


The venerable X5 started it all for BMW back in 1999 as the company’s first SUV and has since sold 2.1 million units of its own over three generations in a sector that even two decades later is still growing by more than 20 per cent.


It means that this all-new fourth generation X5 which uses a new platform dubbed CLAR it shares with the 7-Series, X3, X4, the upcoming X7 and soon the X6, is a super important model for the company. [To be continued...]

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