BMW’s new extraordinary X5

BMW's new X5 is sportier, cushier and almost clever enough to hold a conversation

The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.
The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.PHOTOS: LIONEL SEAH
The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.
The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.PHOTOS: LIONEL SEAH
The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.
The BMW X5, compared with its predecessor, is more stable, with less body roll around corners and less jiggle when driven over uneven surfaces.PHOTOS: LIONEL SEAH

BMW's first sport utility vehicle (SUV), the X5, made its debut in 1999 and is now into its fourth iteration.

Does it have what it takes to compete in a segment which has exploded in the last two decades?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2018, with the headline 'Extraordinary X5'. Subscribe