The BMW X5 is a mid-size crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that was manufactured and marketed by BMW. The BMW X5 was introduced in 1999 and is a successful model that is still manufactured and used in different parts of the World. The parts of the BMW X5 were assembled at the plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. The BMW X 5 models used the BMW E53 platform for production and the design. The BMW X5 is related to the successful BMW 5-series. The BMW X3 was available in the five door Sport Utility Vehicle body style.
The BMW X5 used the FF layout; laterally mounted front engine model with permanent four wheel drive, 'quattro'. The BMW X5 was powered by the 3.0 Litre 255 hp I6 engine and was supported by the six speed automatic transmission, six speed manual transmission, five speed automatic transmission or the five speed manual transmission. The BMW X3 was the first Sport Activity Vehicle that was marketed by BMW. The BMW X3 is manufactured in two generations; the current model of cars that were manufactured after 2006 are part of the second generation.