It’s a busy day for German luxury carmakers as two of them have unveiled their premium SUVs one after the other. After the reveal of the all-new Q8 earlier today, its Bavaria’s turn to roll out the fourth-generation X5.
As many will note, the X5 is the original Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) that debuted back in 1999. Now on its fourth iteration, the new model retains the familiar profile but adds a few styling cues to give it a look all its own. The trademark kidney grille, for instance, is now lager while the headlights come with optional Laser lighting technology.
The side now gets a more pronounced character line that makes the car look sportier and sleeker. It blends nicely with the new lower vents sitting right behind the front wheels. The rear, meanwhile, gets a two-piece hatch for easier loading. It can even be ordered as an electric tailgate to make life less stressful.
Stepping inside, the new X5 gets a pair of 12.3-inch displays, as well as optional glass-covered controls. The gearshift, BMW says, can be had with a Crystal knob just for the heck it of. It gives the car a more premium vibe. And the rear cargo area comes with an automated parcel shelf and load floor—again to ease loading and cargo organizing chores.