In just 11 years, BMW has built 1,000,000 of its popular X5 SUVs. The landmark car was an anniversary edition sapphire black metallic X5 xDrive35i featuring cinnamon brown Nevada leather trim, and will be shipped to a lucky customer in China.
The X5 has achieved its popularity by being the first off-roader which had all the style of a 4x4, but its focus was more on on-road dynamics than pure mud plugging ability. The range was further enhanced with the addition of the X6 which fused coupe looks with the X5’s already impressive road performance.
Both the X5 and X6 are built at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in South Carolina, and are exported to more than 120 countries worldwide. Before the end of 2010, production of the latest BMW X3 will also commence at this location.