The BMW X series



The E53 X5 was the first X series available. It was introduced in 1999 and available
with a 4.4 litre V8, producing 286 HP. That same year, a 3 litre 6 cylinder with 231
horses was added. The X5 proved to be a huge succes, so in 2001 BMW added a
3 litre diesel and a 4.6is with 350 HP came available in 2002. Although not needed,
BMW thought it was time for a facelift, which came available at the end of 2003,
along with a new 4.4 litre V8, an updated 3 litre diesel and a whole new 4.8is.
At this time, BMW also introduced a smaller X5, the X3. Available with the 6 cylinder
2.5, 3.0 petrol and 3.0 diesel engine, the new X3 is smaller and cheaper than the X5.
Some say an X7 will also come available, but only time will tell ...