Tag: X5

First pictures and details of the 4th generation BMW X5

First pictures and details of the 4th generation BMW X5

Although BMW had experience with all-wheel drive (AWD) systems as there were some models with AWD even in the 1980s. Their badges had the suffix ‘x’ on them but they were sold only in a few countries where road conditions became exceptionally slippery in winter. Unlike Audi, which made AWD […]

QNEWS: BMW X5 now assembled in Malaysia too

QNEWS: BMW X5 now assembled in Malaysia too

BMW Group Malaysia has added the X5 SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) to its line-up of locally-assembled models. It is the 15th BMW variant to be assembled in Malaysia, with assembly done at the Inokom plant in Kedah. Introducing the new locally assembled model today, Dr. Gerhard Pils, CEO of BMW […]

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i and xDrive30d

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i and xDrive30d

When BMW decided to join the SUV bandwagon in the late 1990s, it didn’t want to make just ‘another SUV’ (which stands for ‘Sports Utility Vehicle’). Having firmly established certain dynamic qualities which are a must for all its products, the German carmaker wanted to make sure that those same […]

FIRST DRIVE: BMW X5

FIRST DRIVE: BMW X5

AN SUV that drove like a car might have seemed like a fancy idea back in the ‘90s but the BMW X5 changed the rules. Here was a car that had the tough (but stylish) looks of a proper 4×4 and as much off-road ability as all but the hardcore […]

Third generation BMW X5

Third generation BMW X5

BMW’s jumping onto the SUV bandwagon in the late 1990s was unavoidable – the growth in the SUV segment in the US market was so significant that no manufacturer could ignore it. Mercedes-Benz got its SUV into the market a bit earlier with the M-Class (though Lexus would say it […]

BMW Concept X4

BMW Concept X4

Although ‘X’ was a feature identifier for some of BMW’s models from the 1980s – signifying that the car had 4-wheel drive – the letter only became much more significant in 1999 when the company introduced its first Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the X5 with XDrive. Though the rest of […]

The xDrive advantage of BMW SAVs

The xDrive advantage of BMW SAVs

BMWs have long been regarded as ‘The Ultimate Driving Machines’ but until the late 1990s, only on tarmac where their superior driving dynamics built the brand’s reputation. BMW was also known in the off-road community but only for its 2-wheelers which often did well in the desert rallies. Where off-road […]

Stronger steel but less weight in future Mazdas

Stronger steel but less weight in future Mazdas

Mazda Motor, in collaboration with Sumitomo Metal Industries and Aisin Takaoka, has become the first automaker to successfully develop vehicle components using 1,800 MPa ultra-high tensile steel. The super strength steel will be used for the first time in a production model in the new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV that will […]

Another successful year for BMW in Malaysia

Another successful year for BMW in Malaysia

In 2010, BMW Group Malaysia sold a total of 4,509 vehicles in the country, an increase of 13% over the previous year’s volume. Of the 4,509 units, 4,006 were BMW vehicles, 222 were MINIs and the remainder BMW motorcycles. Announcing the performance result, Geoffrey Briscoe, MD of BMW Group Malaysia […]