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X5 - E53 (1999 - 2006) - Revised Styling

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Subtly revised styling
Clothing the new drive train is a discreetly revised front and rear profile. The front of the car has been revised up to the A pillar, most noticeably the new headlamp units, with sweeping contours and integrated indicator lamps, that match the design language of other recently introduced BMW models. Also, in common with other models, illuminated headlamp rings form the sidelights on the new car.

The bonnet has been redesigned, with sharper edges that run into the trademark double kidney grilles, that have also been reshaped and enlarged, lending a greater presence to the front view.

Also revised is the front valance section, with redesigned fog lamps and larger air intakes now divided in the centre by a continuation of the bonnet's strong lines.
At the rear, new transparent glass lamps complement the revisions to the front.

Safety excels - X5 gets five stars
The addition of the xDrive four-wheel drive system raises the levels of active safety on the new BMW X5 to a new high, as many more driving situations can now be taken in its stride. Passive safety has also received a boost, as the X5 was recently awarded a maximum five stars in Euro NCAP tests.

A number of BMW's new safety features are available on the new BMW X5. For the first time, Adaptive Headlamps come as an option, illuminating the road ahead in the direction that the car is travelling, rather than the direction the car is pointing. When twinned with Bi- Xenon headlamps and the car's ride height, unrivalled road illumination is guaranteed. Fitted as standard on all eight-cylinder models, Bi-Xenon headlamps are available as an option on six-cylinder vehicles.

Greater levels of safety are also available when towing, thanks to BMW's new Trailer Stabilisation Control. As a function of the familiar Dynamic Stability Control system, sensors monitor and measure any dangerous pendulum motion from a swaying trailer and sensitively apply the brakes, automatically returning the trailer to a more stable condition.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 April 2010 14:39  

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