2014 BMW X5

2014 BMW X5

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BMW would probably claim to have put the “sport” in “sport utility vehicle” back in 1999 when it introduced the first-generation X5. But back then, the BMW bigwigs cooked up the term “sport activity vehicle,” and marketed the decidedly sporty X5 under that banner. After driving the all-new third generation X5, however, we’d like to propose a slightly different descriptor: “Luxury activity vehicle,” marking the X5’s evolution from high-riding sports SUV to a bona fide luxury chariot.

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