Evolution of BMW X5 | From First Generation to Third Generation

Evolution of BMW X5; first generation (E53), second generation (E70) and third generation (F15). Since the first BMW X5 was revealed to market in 1999 and resulted with a success that Land Rover and Porsche introduced vehicles to compete with the X5, Range Rover Sport and Cayenne.

It is quite rare to see all three generation of BMW X5 at the same time but BMW released footage with all X5 generations. 

My personal opinion! I know X5 is not a pure off road vehicle but the level of comfort, technology and sportive driving dynamic compensates the lack of locking differentials and low range gearbox. I still go for a Land Rover Defender for serious off road experience.

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Mercedes New S-Class (S500 4MATIC) with George Michael Careless Whisper

New Mercedes S500 4MATIC and George Michael Careless Whisper. I know this sentence does not make any sense at all. But last night I watched a video of Jenna Marbles, the YouTube celebrity. She has more viewers than an average TV channel on earth! And she creates really funny videos. In her recent videos, she discussed the sexiness effect of George Michael unforgettable song Careless Whisper (Open in iTunes) from 1984. If you were born in 1980s, you will remember this song, even if you were baby at those years. Your subconscious definitely recorded to somewhere.

Jenna said, if you use the Careless Whisper as background music, everything becomes very sexy. And I wanted to test this hypothesis with the new Mercedes S-Class S500 4MATIC footage. I am not a fan of S-Class, due to its representation of conversative design in every single angle. Despite this conservative look, I always loved the S500 4MATIC. It is the best car in the world, it has everything you need. 

They usually say this for Range Rover but, S500 4MATIC is fantastic. Lots of safety and technology packed inside including hot stone massage with a 4.7-lt V8 engine with 455 HP and 700 Nm of torque and four-wheel drive system to transfer all power to all four wheels. Nothing can be better than this.

So, I decided to make the Mercedes S500 4MATIC sexier and added the George Michael Careless Whisper as background music. And result is really good! Jenna is right, when you use Careless Whisper, everything becomes sexier :)

This video is not created for advertisement or promotional purpose, I did it only for entertainment. If the copyright owners request, I will remove the video. 

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The New Range Rover Sport // Larger Size Evoque

The new Range Rover Sport is revealed recently and I haven’t written about it. I know the new Range Rover Sport is on everywhere but I didn’t have any motivation to write about it. The main reason is the design similarity with the Range Rover Evoque. Evoque became the epic success of Land Rover and consequently, this financial success influenced the design philosophy of the upcoming Land Rover vehicles. That’s why Range Rover Sport looks like a larger size Evoque.

Personally I don’t like this type of design similarities among different vehicles in the same brand. However, the financial pressure to keep the momentum going causes this problem. Companies don’t want to lose their financially successful design philosophy. As a result of this, the new vehicles looks like previous vehicles. 

The new Range Rover Sport is 420-kg lighter than the preceding model and made from aluminium and it weights only 2.1-tonne! I consider as a great success. As a result of this diet, Range Rover Sport will a better handling and more competitive for the new BMW X5!

New Range Rover Sport is powered by two petrol and two diesel engines; 3-lt Supercharged V6 with 340 HP / 5-lt Supercharged V8 510 HP and 3-lt TDV6 258 HP / SDV6 292 HP / 4.4-lt 339 HP. All engines are coupled with 8-speed automatic gearbox.

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