BMW’s SUV has just passed an important marker in the life of any car, the “first million” to be produced since the debut the X5 had back in 1999.
The “round figure” BMW X5 sold was an anniversary edition xDrive35i, featuring a sapphire black metallic finish with cinnamon brown Nevada leather trim for the interior.
The fabled vehicle, which is headed for a customer in China, rolled of the production line at BMW’s Spartanburg plant, which has been around for 15 years now and has played a huge role in the success story of the X5.
The X5, which is now being built in Spartanburg, U.S.A. and Kaliningrad, Russia, is now exported to more than 120 countries. A nice series of achievements but the one in the title is worthy so: Congratulations BMW X5!
As far as the Spartanburg plant is concerned, it’s business as usual, the X6 SAV also took birth there, the next generation of X3 will see birth there and there’s no telling what the future holds.
Throughout its life so far the BMW X5 has earned the following distinctions: “autonis” prize awarded by the trade journal “Auto Motor und Sport” for the most attractive design, Gold Award in the J.D. Power Study on customer satisfaction in North America and “Top Safety Pick” for outstanding crash test behaviour both in 2007 and 2008 from the American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Quite an impressive record, once again:
Congratulations BMW X5!