With its dynamic, upright proportions, the third-generation BMW X5 is instantly recognizable as a BMW X model. However, it also has several new design features which further emphasize its majestic appearance and unbeatable versatility. One important element of the optimized design is the focus on aerodynamics. Thanks to eye-catching elements in the front end, at the rear and on the sides, form and function are combined ideally: large air inlets, the Air Curtain in the front bumper and the newly developed Air Breather in the front wheel arches underline the sporty character of the BMW X5 – and, at the same time, help to reduce fuel consumption. The aerodynamic shape continues at the rear. The Air Blade on the D-pillar not only makes the car look wider, but also improves airflow. At the front, the flat, wide design of the BMW kidney grille gives the BMW X5 and an imposing athletic presence. The kidney grille and the headlights are ‘combined’ with each other, creating the impression of an all-in-one unit and emphasizing the vehicle’s wide track. At the same time, the short distance between the A-pillar and the front axle shifts the visual focus of the car further forwards, thus highlighting the all-wheel drive.