BMW X5 and X6 get new tech but the same appeal

BMW’s updated SUVs offer sharper styling and clever in-car technology, but they’re as luxurious and as driver-friendly as ever

BMW X5: The car maker has limited its external upgrades to new headlights and bumpers and a grille that can be lit up. Picture: Uwe Fischer

Through its various guises, the BMW X5 has been with us for some time. The first German SUV to really rival the Range Rover in terms of luxury and capability, it has become something of a Marmite car, loved by some and hated by others. Whatever your feelings towards the X5, though, there’s no denying its success. Now the time has come for BMW to ensure that the X5 and its coupé-inspired sibling, the X6, ...