Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
January 28, 2000
Vehicle Overview BMW, the German automaker famous for sports sedans and sports cars, is jumping into the sport-utility market this year with the X5. The X5 will be built at BMW's Spartanburg, S.C., plant, where the Z3 sports car is produced.
With the X5, BMW joins a growing list of high-priced marquees such as Cadillac, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln and Mercedes-Benz in offering luxury SUVs. BMW, however, says the X5 is not an SUV, but a "sports activity vehicle" with four-wheel drive and the driving dynamics of a BMW sedan. The X5 is built on a passenger-car platform that BMW says is unique to this vehicle and has a unibody design like a car.
Interior Inside, the X5 will have the look and amenities expected of a BMW: a leather-trimmed interior with seats for five, familiar red instrument panel lighting and an array of controls at the driver's fingertips. It also will have the high seating position expected in an SUV, and a split folding rear seat for more cargo room. Options will include an in-dash CD player, eight-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, a moonroof and a navigation system.
Exterior BMW can say it isn't an SUV, but it sure looks like one. The four-door X5 has classic BMW front styling highlighted by twin kidney-shaped grilles. At 184 inches long, it is a few inches longer than the