As each calendar year passes us by, BMW comes out with a brand new yearly model line of automobiles that is a direct portrayal of an attempt to show vast improvements from the previous year's model. Whether the changes in the vehicle are technological advancements, major upgrades, interior changes or brand new stylistics, the latest model of BMWs is meant to appeal to the consumer eye and portray a vehicle that is dream-worthy. Let's take a look at the 2011 BMW X-Series in comparison to the all-new 2012 X-Series. Consumers beware, this line of models packs a potent punch on the performance front, and a price tag that may make your eyes bulge.
In 1999 BMW introduced their X-series with the X5 creating the standard among automakers for the crossover SUV. With two models available in either a capable six or powerful eight, X5's began flying off BMW dealer lots. While the success of the X5 was undeniable, the next BMW X-series on the road wasn't nearly as big of a hit. The addition of the X3 to BMW X-series was kinda like serving a chicken wing next to a filet mignon. Despite the fact that the X3 is a highly functional and capable vehicle, it's a compact SUV and in the American market it lined up next to a group of underpowered chick cars like the Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. Which isn't exactly a dream car category. Then came the 2008 arrival of the X6, a quintessential example of a crossover SUV. BMW likes to refer to it's X-Series SUV"s as SAV's(Sport Activity Vehicle) but I'm gonna go ahead and keep calling a spade a spade.