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BMW X5 reaches 1 million units made

Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are very popular these days, especially those manufactured by German carmakers.

Back in 1999 though, things weren’t like that. At that time, BMW took a huge gambit and released its first SUV, the X5. Since then, the model became a best seller, seeing one new generation released in 2006.

While winning accolades and becoming very popular with enthusiasts, the model also pushed rivals like Audi or Porsche to release their own SUVs, in order to make a dent in the X5 segment. BMW also increased the X family, adding the X3 crossover, the X6 Sports Activity Vehicle and the X1 soft-roader.

Even with that competition, the Bavarian SUV is still doing great, as BMW announced that it has reached the 1 million milestone of units produced.

The millionth X5 has been manufactured at the Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, and will be shipped to China. The model is a BMW X5 xDrive35i, decked out in Sapphire Black Metallic paint and Cinnamon Brown Nevada leather on the inside.

Source: BMW

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