At the Frankfurt Motor Show 2007, the BMW X5 was voted winner of the competition "autonis" - best new design 2007 - in the category off-road vehicles. The new version of the BMW X5, which was launched on the German market in March 2007, managed to assert itself well ahead of its class competitors. The result is proof that this unique Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) by BMW not only impresses through superior driving characteristics, but is also perceived by the general public as an
exceptionally attractive and stylish vehicle.
In a reader survey, the car magazine "auto motor und sport" had determined the most appealing new vehicles launched within the last twelve months. Voting was effected solely according to visual criteria, whereby readers were able to allocate plus and minus points for the design of the vehicles they assessed. No vehicle in any other segment was mentioned as often and judged as positively as the BMW X5. Those taking part in the survey also gave noticeably high marks for the design of other new BMW models.
The BMW 5 Series won second place in the luxury class category. The BMW 1 Series and the BMW 3 Series Convertible were also readers’ favourites, managing to seize third place in the classes for compact vehicles and convertibles respectively. Moreover, the new MINI contributed to a further class victory for the BMW Group, becoming clear winner of the "autonis" in the small car category.