New BMW X5 to be launched in Kuwait shortly

August 27, 2006

 

The next generation of the ever popular BMW X5 “S.A.V” (Sports Activity Vehicle) will be unleashed onto the streets of Gulf in the upcoming months. 

The original X5, which was launched back in 1999, sold well over 580,000 units and has been considered a major success for the BMW group.

 The new model boasts 2 newly designed engines; a 4.8l (350hp) V8  and a 3.0 (260 hp) V6. The interior contains  a 3rd row of seats for extra carriage space, a windscreen projected ‘Heads up Display,’ and BMW’s now infamous “I Drive” System.

These pictures are probably the best I have seen. The ‘actual,’ non dynamic pictures are not nearly as exciting. I’ll wait to see it on the road (in the flesh) before passing my full judgement on the re-styling.


A Sketch of the new Porsche Cayenne 2010

August 18, 2006

Porsche’s controversial SUV, the Cayenne, has had a model redesign pencilled in for 2010. Here is the initial artist sketch of the vehicle. Bearing in mind, the initial Cayenne drawings (~2000/1) ended up looking very similar to the 2003 model launch – it might be safe to say that we could be looking at something very close to the real thing. Personally I give it 2 thumbs up. Very sleek, very aggressive and no doubt very fast.