BMW Puts All Three X5 Generations Side by Side, Which One Gets Your Vote?

Following the reveal of the third-generation X5, BMW thought it would be a good idea to reunite all three generations of its Sports Activity Vehicle in a video presentation.

Alongside the new model, we get to see the E53 BMW X5, launched in 1999 and the E70 BMW X5, launched in 2006. Entitled “A Work of Progress,” the video underlines the evolution of the X5, something that is visible in the design of the three generations put side by side.

Naturally, the video focuses on the new design and equipment features of the latest F15 BMW X5, but seeing all three models together made me ask myself which generation is the prettiest. With the risk of being labeled as old-fashioned, I’ll say the first generation is my favorite.

I’m not a big fan of SUVs, but if I were to choose between these three, I’d say the first generation has the strongest design identity of the three. You can cast your vote too in the form below, after you watch the video and check out the photos.

By Dan Mihalascu


  • Gaston Venegas Rodriguez

    Yes…..!!! I’m agree with You…. I’m in Love totally with the First generation of the X5 since I saw for first time…

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