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Fourth-Generation BMW X5 Will Soon Hit the Market

On the same day, two luxury SUVs emerged from Germany – Audi launched their brand-spanking-new Q8, and now BMW have confirmed that a fourth-generation of the X5 is coming soon. They’re both awesome, but it’s clear to acknowledge that Bimmer have paid special attention to the in-car tech.

New 300 Horsepower Engine for BMW X2?

For those following the progress of BMW’s impact within the market, you’ll know the X2 offers several options depending on the needs of the buyer. However, the most powerful trim boasts a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which leads to 258 lb-ft of torque and 228 horsepower. With an eight-speed automatic transmission, the power then comes together with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system for performance levels to which BMW fans and drivers have grown accustomed.

Audi Eyeing BMW's Share of the Crossover Segment

Currently, Audi only markets three SUVs in the United States—the allroad, the Q5 and the Q7. However, as was announced by Bloomberg yesterday, a Q2, a Q4 and a Q6 are in the works, as are performance “S” versions of their existing SUVs.

Bad Brakes: BMW Recalling X5

A number of automotive publications are reporting this morning that BMW is recalling approximately 30,000 X5 SUVs. The SUVs, which are from the 2007-2010 model years, were supposedly affixed with faulty brake vacuum pumps. BMW says the pumps may malfunction and leak fluid onto the SUV’s brake hose. If this occurs, the SUV’s power-assisted braking could fail and therefore the distance required for the vehicle to stop will increase. The German automaker fears this may amplify the risk of a crash, and as a result—passenger injury.