2001 BMW X5 Road Test
BMW has spent the better part of a century developing their brand identity. As one of the world's leading performance car manufacturers, many felt that producing an SUV would upset its loyal customers. Fortunately, they were wrong. BMW hasn't created an SUV at all. In fact, the X5 is an SAV, or "Sport Activity Vehicle". Just what is that? Take most of the functionality of a traditional sport utility, add the good looks and car-like performance of a BMW 5-Series Touring (wagon) and voila, you have an X5.