Spy Photos Capture Next-Gen BMW X5

The current generation BMW X5 has only been out for three years. BMW generally releases a new generation model every five to six years, so the X5 is about halfway through its lifespan. A replacement, though, may come sooner or later as spy photos have captured a new X5 being tested under winter roads.

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BMW the Top Selling Luxury Car in 2015

BMW is king when it comes to luxury cars, and it has the numbers to prove it. In 2015, the German automaker sold just fewer than two million vehicles worldwide. This is a 5.2 percent increase from the previous year. It also represents five straight years of record sales for the brand.


Of course, this is not to say that BMW automatically blows other brands away in the dust. It does face some rather…

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BMW Sells Nearly 300 X5 Hybrids in Just Two Months

The new and highly anticipated BMW X5 xDrive40e made its debut to the North American market in October, and reception exceeded expectations. As of December, the plug-in hybrid has sold 285 units. To break down the numbers, 118 X5s were sold in October. November fared even better with 167 units sold. The figures are not in yet for December, but the numbers are expected to be even more impressive due to holiday sales.

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BMW Soon to Announce the New i5 Concept

The BMW i5 has been a rumor for a long time now. Whatever the concept turns out to be, it will expand the German automaker's i series lineup. According to Ian Robertson, BMW board member for marketing and sales, the i5 is in its final stages of development, and the public will not be kept in the dark much longer.
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BMW Rumored to Be Working on Gran Coupe for 2-Series

German news outlets have been breaming with news about a new Gran Coupe for the 2 series, scheduled for a 2019 release.  The car is still in its early prototype phases, and it is rumored that BMW Chief Development Officer Klaus Frohlich is advocating heavily for a rear-wheel drive. It will also be a four-door with more generous interior spacing.

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BMW X5 Series Helps Boost Company Profits

Sales of the BMW X5 SAV is on the rise and has helped the German automaker reach better than expected third-quarter profits. Overall, profit margins have decreased slightly, achieving 9.1 percent profit margins, compared to 9.4 percent the same quarter last year. According to German analyst Sascha Gommel, however, the company is actually performing “slightly better than expected.”

Another analyst, Max Warburton, described the sales numbers as a “pleasant surprise.”

The upsurge in…

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