The fourth generation BMW X5 is revealed today. It’s been 20 years since the first generation X5 and more than 2,000,000 vehicles were sold during this time. However, this time it’s a bit special.
The fourth generation BMW X5 arrived a couple of years earlier than expected. As the third generation X5 is only four years old, we have been expecting a facelift instead of a brand new vehicle. However, BMW decided to reveal a new model to honour the 20th year and the new modular platform.
This time, the BMW X5 features a proper off-road feature. Until now, BMW has never offered an off-road mode button or a differential lock. Actually, the torque-vectoring system mimicked the differential lock effect until now.
The fourth generation BMW X5 offers a new dimension and sees the rebirth of the X5. It features a rear-differential lock, an off-road driving mode and air suspension. You might be thinking that these are already available with the Range Rover. However, the Range Rover doesn’t offer the level of semi-autonomous driving which is available with the X5.
At the moment, the BMW X5 is capable of Level 2 autonomous driving. It can drive by itself but you still need to be in control.
The exterior looks better than that of the previous generation, and the interior is probably one of the most luxurious yet. The interior resembles the Bentley Bentayga a little, and you won’t believe you are inside an X5!
Overall, the new BMW X5 is a brand-new experience. With its new off road capabilities, BMW is bringing us back to where the SUV story started. If you are planning to have a new SUV, this is the one you should have.
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