When it arrived nearly seven years ago, BMW’s X5 could have simply added another respected premium nameplate to the ranks of sport-utility vehicles. Instead, it redefined the class. BMW’s description of that original X5 as a ‘Sports Activity Vehicle®’ represented a new approach to the concept of a traditional SUV—one that linked handling, performance and agility to the conventional attributes of practicality, versatility and off-road ability.
Before its launch, some skeptics raised serious doubts about ‘a BMW sport-utility vehicle.’ …
Cadillac’s product renaissance continues with the all-new 2005 STS, which combines the best of the brand into a luxury performance sedan that has been designed, engineered and executed to deliver precision craftsmanship, exceptional performance and sophisticated luxury in a distinctly North American package.
Based on GM’s rear-wheel-drive Sigma architecture, which also is the foundation for the Cadillac CTS, CTS-V and SRX, the STS is designed to compete squarely with world-renowned prestige sedans in global markets.
From its Cadillac-signature styling to its performance capabilities, …