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2007 BMW X5

by Nick Aziz

BMW today official unveiled the 2007 BMW X5. Power comes from either a 4.8-liter V8 capable of 350 horsepower or a 3.0-liter inline-six with 260 horsepower. The new BMW X5 is 7.4 inches longer than its predecessor, with much of that increased sizing benefiting cabin space. The new BMW X5 boasts a double wishbone front suspension, which is noteworthy for this type of vehicle. This optimizes tire contact on the road and makes the new X5 capable of reaching impressively high cornering forces. The IV rear suspension also helps to give the new BMW X5 strong potential on the road. The new rack-and-pinion steering with a variable transmission ratio geared to the steering angle allows the truck to meet a variety of driving conditions. The new X5 is also offered with the option of BMW's speed-senstiive Active Steering -- a technology available on many BMW sedans and coupes, but never before offered on an SUV. An updated xDrive system provides full-time all-wheel-drive with a 60/40 rear/front split. Runflat tires are now standard. Gallery and more details after the jump...