Here is a first look at the 2014 BMW X5, the third generation of car manufacturers SUV range that dates back to 2000. The X5 began as the BMW E53 X5, a crossover vehicle back when BMW owned Land Rover and utilized technology prior to ceasing production in 2006. Since then, the vehicle has been known as the X5 and retains technologies such as the Hill Descent System and Off Road Engine Management system of the Range Rover predecessors.
Features that improve the vehicle is the “SurroundView” 360-degree display, Night Vision with human and animal detection, and a large control display to navigate through the company’s iDrive system in addition to the inclusion of a Bang & Olufsen sound system. Manufactured with three engine variants, choices include a XDrive35d six-cylinder diesel, an inline-six Twin-Turbo sDrive35i/xDrive35i, and a xDrive50i model. That last one features a V8 with Twin-Turbo system that will offer 450hp and 479lb-ft of torque, allowing it to achieve acceleration of 0-62 mph in 5 seconds and top out at 155 mph.