In 2006, BMW showed how a successful concept can be made even better. The successor to the BMW X5 boasts technical innovations such as Adaptive Drive, which features roll stabilization and actively affects the shock absorbers. Thanks to the revised design, of, for example, the wheelhouses, the car appears sportier and more agile. The headlights have integrated, ring-shaped parking and low-beam headlights, making the vehicle immediately identifiable as a BMW even at dusk and at night. An optional third row of seats now allows up to six additional passengers to be carried if necessary.
In the 2010 model upgrade, the X5 received LED-look headlights and a completely revised range of engines. The driver assistance systems now include Speed Limit Info, an active cruise control system, and Sideview: Cameras on the sides of the vehicle which provide an even better view.