It all started with an X. This letter was first used as a model designation for a BMW automobile as early as in the mid-1980s to indicate that it featured four-wheel drive technology. The car’s dual symmetry was the ideal allegory for the transmission of drive torque to all four wheels. 15 years ago, the letter X became the symbol of an entirely new vehicle category and, at the same time, of a very special form of driving pleasure. The BMW X5 made its debut as the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle, soon going on to conquer not only the road but also off-road terrain, whilst attracting additional target groups to the BMW brand. Once again the German premium automobile manufacturer had demonstrated its extraordinary sense for innovative and future-oriented vehicle concepts. The introduction of the BMW X5 in 1999 laid the foundation stone for the unique success story of BMW X models on automotive markets all over the world. (more…)
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Paying respect. That’s what usually has to be done when a successful car model is replaced by the new kid on the block. BMW X6 is certainly a successful model, nearly 240,000 units have been sold globally since its unveil in 2007.
Trying to understand BMW’s logic behind the plan to create their first Sports Activity Coupe is quite easy if you only look at the marketing and finance factors as the main motivators. But if you look at this from a different angle, you might see another story.
The mid-size luxury crossover was released for sale in April 2008. It surprised the industry since it created a new niche. It was revolutionary in a way for an SUV-like vehicle and paved the road not only for another BMW premium crossover, but also for competitors. (more…)
Even six years after its market introduction in spring 2008, the BMW X6 is quite literally unique on the roads: Just in time for the pending model change to the second generation of the Sport Activity Coupé and the market introduction of its little brother X4, increased numbers of pretest vehicle images started appearing online, suggesting that other premium manufacturers would soon follow suit. That’s hardly surprising. The X6, initially often ridiculed and scolded for its “political incorrectness” has developed into a real surprise success and image carrier – not in spite of but specifically because the air of unreasonability that it exudes. (more…)
German premium carmaker BMW is taking to the stage at the 2014 Paris Motor Show with the latest results of its ongoing model push, revealing even more ways to experience the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure. Europe’s most important car show of the year, which opens to the public from 4 – 19 October 2014, will host the world premieres of two new models: the BMW 2 Series Convertible and the new BMW X6. Also on display in the French capital are the new four-cylinder diesel engines for the BMW 5 Series, an exclusive special edition of the BMW 7 Series luxury Sedan, and innovations from BMW ConnectedDrive. Paris also provides the venue for the French premiere of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and groundbreaking BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. (more…)
BMW recently expanded its continually growing X model series with a second Sports Activity Coupé with the brand-new X4, giving the huge X6 a “little” brother.
The wheel rim specialists from Oxigin Leichtmetallräder from Swabian Unterensingen equipped the off-roader with the coupé-like roof line with their current rim design “18 Concave” briefly after its market introduction: the dimensions 9×21 inch with 245/35ZR21 at the front and 10.5×21 inch with 285/30ZR21 at the rear axle fit the X4 perfectly. In these dimensions, the strong concaveness of the large one-parters, at 45 millimetres in front and as much as 67 millimetres in the back is clearly visible. (more…)
The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC event will provide an international communication platform for trade visitors from police and other public safety services. The last event, GPEC 2012, attracted more than 6,500 visitors from 59 countries and almost 500 national and international exhibitors from 29 countries and five continents. (more…)
German premium carmaker BMW is using the Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) 2014 to showcase the latest additions to its model range along with technological innovations offering even greater driving pleasure. Visitors to the event at the Crocus Expo IEC exhibition centre – which takes place from 29 August to 7 September 2014 – will be able to acquaint themselves with the brand’s entire model line-up in all its diversity, including the latest additions such as the flagship model in the SAV segment, the BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle, and the BMW X4 Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). (more…)
BMW has just uncovered the 2015 BMW X5 Security Plus ahead of the vehicle’s world debut at the upcoming Moscow International Automobile Salon 2014. As the name suggests, the X5 Security Plus is all about protecting its occupants and is heavily armoured.
The BMW X5 Security Plus has a protection class of VR6 which is the same as the recently revealed Mercedes-Benz S-Class Guard. As a result, the latest X5 Security Plus offers customers with high demands for personal safety a comprehensive system of protection against attacks. (more…)
With the new X4, BMW completed the already large series of X models by adding a further Crossover model and thereby set a little brother with remarkably similar family features next to the successful X6. The BMW experts of Manhart Performance from Wuppertal are already presenting the xDrive35d top model of the brand new sport activity coupé at a first expanded tuning level! (more…)
The pros of full or partial car wrapping in comparison to full or partial car painting went about even to the most far car freak, because the offered by car wrapping possibilities are nearly inexhaustible. Else than in case of in a relatively short time disappearing again fashion trends, as e.g. chameleon effect paintings, wrappings hold the market since many years and the choice of variants grows continuously. Without any doubts, the fostla.de company at Seelze near Hannover counts among the the illustrious circle of full professionals not only in fields of car wrapping. (more…)
The new BMW X4 combines the hallmark features of the BMW X family with the sporting elegance of a classical coupé, resulting in BMW’s first Sports Activity Coupé (SAC) for the premium mid-size segment.
Its dynamic pedigree is underlined by a wide range of cutting-edge high-performance engines, the xDrive all-wheel-drive system and a high level of standard equipment. A choice of three diesel engines, a comprehensive package of BMW EfficientDynamics measures and the extensive connectivity provided by BMW ConnectedDrive are all elements in a driving experience allows sporty performance and incredible efficiency.
At 4,671 millimetres in length, it is just 14 millimetres longer than the X3, but at 1,624mm high it is also 36 millimetres lower to the ground and cuts a dynamic profile with its perfectly balanced proportions and distinctive sporting character. (more…)
Full of character, dynamic and poised – that’s the third generation of the BMW X5 (F15). Now, Kelleners Sport presents its interpretation of the multi-talented SUV. For the next-generation X5, the exclusive customizer of BMW automobiles based in the southwest of Germany offers a sporting and elegant package including a wide-body kit, stainless steel tailpipes, aluminium wheels, a lowering kit and customising parts for the interior.
A wide-body kit gives the new X5 an even more dominant appearance. The aerodynamic package is made of PU RIM and is distinguished by very high quality and perfect fitting accuracy. Available for immediate delivery, the wide-body kit consists of a front spoiler extension with integrated spoiler lip, front and rear wheel-arch extensions and the RS rear skirt extension. All parts can be fitted quickly and cost-efficiently and come with a TUV approval. (more…)