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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BMW X SERIES.

The BMW X Series is unique in its determination and the desire to stand out from the rest – with individual vehicles that carry the typical X gene: Uncompromising with sporty, rugged looks and performance. And all this with the driving dynamics and agility that have always been the hallmarks of BMW.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BMW X SERIES.

THE BMW X1.

Whether in the city, or at the beach – the BMW X1 is at home everywhere and a sleek, supreme companion for every occasion. This is reflected, for example, in the fact that the compact SUV was the best-selling BMW worldwide in 2018.

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X1 E84 first generation three-quarter front view on the street

(BMW E84)

When it was launched in 2009, the BMW X1 quickly became the leading compact SUV in the premium segment. Robust versatility sets the vehicle apart – sports tuning ensures dynamics and agility in all conditions. And with the intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, traction and driving dynamics reach an exciting level, as drive force is continuously distributed to the front wheels and rear axle. This ensures driving pleasure at all times. The appealing design features a powerful, athletic look. At the same time, the high-quality interior is accentuated with color-coordinated interior trim and stainless steel inserts.

 

The X1 combines classic BMW values such as dynamics, agility, and supremacy within a compact SUV.

THE SECOND GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X1 F48 second generation three-quarter side view standing in front of a city

(BMW F48)

The second-generation BMW X1 (F48) has a more dynamic and sporty appearance than its predecessor, not least because of the recesses rising towards the rear and the sloping roofline. The second generation is distinguished by innovative technologies, such as a head-up display or the optional LED headlights with adaptive light function. A new range of gasoline engines gives the vehicle an exceptional combination of efficiency and sportiness. In addition to the agile BMW xDrive, it is now available with front-wheel drive.

 

2019’s facelift gives the second generation an even more commanding appearance, primarily because of the much more prominent kidney grille and the wider air inlets on the sides of the front apron.

THE BMW X2.

The combination of coupe and SUV is one thing above all: Unique. The BMW X2’s sporty, distinctive character and agile performance is impressive. A high-quality interior and the many ingenious technical details underscore its stylish appearance.

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X2 F39 first generation three-quarter front view on the street

(BMW F39)

First presented in 2016 as a concept car based on the X1, the vehicle’s expressive design and technological brilliance is inspirational. The almost square-cut wheelhouses, as well as the beads and side sills, together with the flat roofline, underscores it as an extraordinary extrovert. The kidney grille widening towards the bottom and the air inlets blend harmoniously into the front end and signal unique self-confidence.

 

Modern turbo engines, in combination with the Steptronic transmissions, ensure lively thrust in all conditions. The typical BMW driving dynamics ensure driving pleasure on any surface. The BMW logos on the C-pillar are reminiscent of legendary BMW models such as the 2000 CS and the 3.0 CSL.
Production period: 2018 – today

THE BMW X3.

An SUV that is just as at home off-road as it is in the city or on the highway: Since 2003, the BMW X3 has shown how you achieve your goals plays an important role. And driving dynamics and the high-quality interior play a decisive role.

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X3 E83 first generation three-quarter front view driving on the street

(BMW E83)

Virtually unrivaled, the BMW X3 was unveiled at the 60th International Motor Show (IAA) in Germany in 2003. The new intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive is launched here, enabling continuous variable power distribution between the front and rear axles. Another new feature is the beefy and athletic design with the striking front end with bi-xenon lights brushing against the kidney grille. They feature the characteristic parking light rings, making BMW vehicles from this period clearly recognizable from a distance – even in the dark.

 

A facelift takes place in 2006 which refines the radiator grille, taillights, and front apron. Most of the engines are also reengineered, producing significantly more power with greater efficiency.

THE SECOND GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X3 F25 second generation three-quarter rear view driving on the street

(BMW F25)

After six successful years, the completely redesigned successor model is now available. Confident, self-assured, and easy-going – the SUV boasts a whole range of innovations. For example, electronically controlled damping elements that actively adapt to the road surface. Or the Driving Dynamics Control, which adjusts the damping elements, engine’s response, the transmission’s shifting dynamics, as well as the sensitivity of the steering system and ESP to the driver’s wishes. A whole range of driver assistance systems such as a lane departure warning system or a head-up display enables a completely new driving experience without having to sacrifice the usual values of a BMW.

 

The 2014 model upgrade brings a new headlight design and side turn signals in the exterior mirrors. More chrome, a standard leather steering wheel, and significantly more options for customizing the BMW X3 accentuate the interior.

THE THIRD GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X3 G01 third generation side view standing

(BMW G01)

The third generation of the SUV was launched in 2017. Despite its slightly larger dimensions, the developers succeeded in significantly reducing the vehicle’s weight, which benefits agility. The headlights, radiator grille, and taillights emphasize the car’s width at the rear and front. With the wider kidney grille compared with its predecessor and the air inlet openings, the BMW X3 exudes athletic confidence. The muscular exterior hints at the power waiting to be deployed. The driver assistance systems are a pleasure to use in the modern, animated cockpit with gesture control. The model meets premium standards – for example, the vehicle can pass automatically. The sporty design of the chassis, transmission, and engine ensures that driving pleasure is always the key factor. Of course, the X3 is available with BMW xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel drive. And thanks to that, the car is always the right choice – for urban environments as well as all terrains.

THE BMW X5.

With the all-terrain X5, BMW entered new territory in 1999, in the truest sense of the word. Right from the start, the SUV confidently combines grandeur, elegance, and sportiness – and has enjoyed a lead in this segment ever since.

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X5 E53 first generation three-quarter front view driving on the street

(BMW E53)

At the end of 1999, BMW launches nothing less than a revolutionary innovation: The manufacturer’s first off-road vehicle. The Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) with standard all-wheel drive combines exclusivity with sportiness and comfort. A premium-class SUV with the agility typical of BMW, not least thanks to the superb chassis tuning and powerful engines with six or eight cylinders.

 

The 2003 facelift brings a significantly more striking appearance thanks to the revised kidney grille and clear technical improvements in the form of the new BMW xDrive. Considerably improved traction and faster response means clear advantages in handling and dynamics. From 2004, the BMW X5 4.8is is the most powerful eight-cylinder engine available – it is characterized by 4.8 liters of displacement and an output of 265 kW (360 hp). More than 500,000 units of the E53 model are produced.

THE SECOND GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X5 E70 second generation side view driving on the street

(BMW E70)

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.

THE THIRD GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X5 F15 third generation three-quarter front view driving

(BMW F15)

The aerodynamic improvements to the third generation of the successful SUV immediately catch the eye. A sophisticated air inlet system in the front apron and a vent behind the front wheels reduce air turbulence in the front wheelhouses. This not only reduces drag but also brings sports car flair to the BMW X5. The harmonious proportions exude sophistication, supremacy, and agility.

 

The interior exudes elegance with ambient lighting and the use of lavishly crafted, high-quality materials such as double-stitched leather. A revised iDrive touch controller – makes controlling the extensive driver assistance systems a real pleasure. These include cruise control with traffic jam assistant as well as an LED spotlight that illuminates people and animals at night, making them stand out in the dark for the Night Vision system.

THE FOURTH GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X5 G05 fourth generation three-quarter rear view standing in front of a building

(BMW G05)

The significantly increased dimensions and the now one-piece kidney grille with its impressive dimensions show that the BMW X5 has again improved its supremacy and presence. The LED headlights no longer extend to the radiator grille. As an option, they illuminate the road with laser light. The fully digital Live Cockpit Professional forgoes the traditional speedometer and rev counter – making it customizable. Commands can be given via gestures and voice control.Forward-looking driver assistance systems support the driver in dangerous situations, such as when braking.

 

The BMW X5’s off-road package offers four driving modes for different types of terrain. It enables the perfect driving experience at all times. Efficient, lively engines and an adjustable chassis ensure agility and dynamics.

THE BMW X7.

Luxury and grandeur combined with a dynamic driving experience – as a luxury SUV, the BMW X7 sets even higher standards. A seven-seater with agile driving culture, elegant, and with equipment options that leave nothing to be desired: From driver assistance systems to materials and comfort options.

THE FIRST GENERATION.

BMW X Series BMW X7 G07 first generation three-quarter front view standing

(BMW G07)

The largest SUV BMW has ever built has a light and agile appearance thanks to its minimalist design and styling. Sporty, athletic, and confident, it upholds the qualities typical of BMW and redefines them. Thanks to, among other things, double wishbones at the front and a five-link axle at the rear, as well as the xDrive all-wheel drive and the 8-speed automatic transmission, driving comfort and powerful driving dynamics are exceptional in this class.
Inside, the driver receives all relevant information and controls the various functions and premium driver assistance systems via two 12.3-inch screens, while two screens in the rear handle the on-board entertainment. If the passengers look up, their gaze falls on a standard panorama roof that features 15,000 colored light points when it’s dark.

 

The BMW X7 can be customized in a variety of ways. From Merino leather with contrasting stitching to exclusive metallic paint finishes – no wish is left unfulfilled.

BMW X Series BMW X1 F48 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW X1.

BMW X Series BMW X3 G01 three-quarter front view driving on the street

BMW X3.

BMW X Series BMW X5 G05 three-quarter side view standing

BMW X5.

BMW X Series BMW X7 G07 three-quarter front view standing

BMW X7.