At regular intervals, BMW events according to the xDrive all-wheel drive system and make known the so-equipped vehicles. In Romania, now there was a corresponding winter training, in which were a whole range of BMW X1 (E84) BMW X5 (E70) and BMW X6 (E71), where they could be driven by the participants on snowy roads. The investigation focused on the new BMW X1, which could also be driven by our partner blog

Here, fortunately, emerged along with some photos and a few videos that give us an idea of the site to master tasks. This includes shutting down a steep and snowy hill, where is the Hill Descent Control is used. When climbing hills, it is only by a good car even on an experienced driver, because the capabilities of BMW xDrive are likely following the latest videos on BMW X5 BMW M and X6 M hardly be questioned.

Our reader and occasional writer Andreas Krieger had the good fortune this morning, a prototype in the Frankfurt area detection. As you can see that it is a BMW X3 to the next generation F25, which is still in the course of 2010 hit the market and, unlike the previous model E83 is no longer in Austria, but in the U.S. Spartanburg plant to be built is.

Particularly interesting are the pictures, however, because Andrew has sent us some comments, which describe his live-feel very plastic and give us far more information and insight than we could win with the pictures alone.


The impressions of Andreas' contact with the vehicle are as follows:

The roof line looks very sporty, almost coup├ę-like - no comparison to the current X3!
A trailing edge below the rear window emphasizes the sporty lines. The dynamically protruding shoulder line which circles the entire vehicle. It begins at the upper edge of the pig launcher and ends with the trailing edge of the rear window. This creates a sort of ring that visually convincing.
The contours of the headlamps are similar to the BMW 5 Series GT (F07) strong.
The steering wheel is almost identical to the 7 Series in BMW (F01) and BMW 5 Series (F10), the silver trim elements are available but need a little more apparent than in the other models mentioned.
The small fold (Ashtray / Zigarrettenanz├╝nder) is in front of the shifter bent upwards (as in the 5-F10) and not straight as in F01 (7 Series) and F07 (5-GT)
The cockpit is driver-visible, far more than, say, the 7 Series.
The automatic transmission selector lever is the same as the BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series.
The kidneys are sitting conspicuously low, just as in the 5 Series. Below the kidneys there is another air opening such as the X5.
The rear looks very bullish. Overall, this X3 looks flatter than the current model, but also broader and more dynamic.
Not on the hood character lines are visible, but what we know, not necessarily for the production version must be true.
The hood rises sharply just before the windshield. If one viewed from the side, it looks as if the hood fuse with the glass.
The mirrors slowly reach the size of elephant ears, and are apparently increasing.
Looking at the prototypes from 20 to 30 feet away, you think more like the first generation of the BMW X5 (E53)) than the current BMW X3 (E83.

All pictures by Andreas you can see in our gallery, to optics is all said:
After the pictures and details of yesterday and the first video, there are now over a hundred more photos of the facelifted E70 generation BMW X5, which will be available starting in June at prices starting at 54,200 € with the distributors. In the pictures are, once again, the new BMW X5 xDrive50i and the new X5 also xDrive40d see that compared to their predecessors, now have more power and still have a reduced consumption.

The new images show us the night appearance of the revised X5, with its red LED light beam in the rear lights and the now-powered white LED daytime running rings at the front better than previous images. In addition to the exterior detail shots, there are more pictures of the interior, for example of the rear entertainment system for rear passengers.

The antecedent E60 5-Series did absolutely able-bodied for BMW and is so far the best acknowledged 5-Series to date, although it is its antecedent the E39 that is affectionately referred to by some as ‘Car Of The Year Forever’. The E60’s architecture is a adulation it or abhorrence it affair. It got alike worse back you got central – the birr architecture was absolutely bland. And again there was additionally that 1st bearing iDrive! Aloof bad! But you gotta accord it to the anatomy engineers – it did actual able-bodied in the drive and abundance departments. It’s not aloof about accomplishing able-bodied in both departments but the actuality that they could accomplish the car do both able-bodied at the aforementioned time.

And now we accept the all-new 5 which drops the ‘E’ appellation in its cipher name and is now alleged the F10 (which sounds a lot like the designations acclimated to analyze fighter jets). It’s congenital on a accepted belvedere as the F01/F02 7-Series and alike the 5-Series GT. We accept covered all the latest updates apropos the new 5, appropriate from the barrage address to an commodity that talked accurately about how it was designed.

Now we assuredly accept the all-important analysis drive address to allotment with you as we flew all the way to Portugal to accept a go in it both on anchorage and the Estoril circuit!