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The E70 BMW X5 was 60 mm (2.4 in) wider, 165 mm (6.5 in) longer; with a 110 mm (4.3 in) longer wheelbase, but remains at the height of the E53 X5 at 1,766 mm (69.5 in). Development of the E70 began in 2001 under Dr. Albert Biermann, with the design phase beginning in 2002. In 2003, Pierre Leclercq's design proposal was chosen by Chris Bangle and frozen for production in early 2004. Prototypes began testing in late 2004. Development ended in mid-2006.
în noiembrie 2006. A doua generație de X5 are multe progrese tehnologice noi inclusiv sistemul iDrive al celor de la BMW inclus în pachetul de bază și pentru prima oară un al treilea rând cu scaune. Această generație include inovații de siguranță pentru segmentul crossover, cum ar fi o secțiune unică de încadrare în partea spate, pentru a proteja ocupanții rândului 3 de la vătămare ca urmare a unui impact.
Along with cars such as the Range Rover Sport, Mercedes ML and Porsche Cayenne, the BMW X5 is one of the best large SUVs. We can’t see any reason to look beyond the four-cylinder 25d; it’s swift and refined enough, yet manages impressive fuel economy and comparatively low CO2 emissions. It's available with two-wheel drive (sDrive) or four-wheel drive (xDrive); we'd stick with two-wheel drive because it keeps the price down.
In 2003 for the 2004 model year the X5 was facelifted with new headlights, a few new exterior colors, a new four-wheel drive system and upgraded engines. The grilles were enlarged, as well as their actual slats being modified in a 'flame surfaced' style. In keeping with the E39 facelift of 2001, the 2004 X5's headlights got "angel-eyes" (rings or halos around all front headlamps). The taillights also received a facelift similar to the BMW E39, and the exterior glass went from a "dotted" pattern to a cleaner "line" pattern. BMW invented a new four-wheel drive system dubbed xDrive shared both in the X5 and X3 in 2004. Instead of using the previous X5 system which consisted of power being split 62-38 (rear wheels-front wheels) and DSC to brake wheels losing traction, xDrive could vary power to the front or rear axles in milliseconds, transferring up to 100% of engine power to either axle, thus allowing the vehicle to regain traction quickly.