i read today in my autombile magazine that the new x5 is 7 inches longer than the current model and that cargo space only increases by 8%. also, the the third row of seats which are the primary reason for the increase in length can only accomodate people under 5 feet 6 inches. what a joke. why bother? suvs are silly for the most part. why not get the handling dynamics of a car with the convience of a hatch. when i first heard about the new x5 i was excited. not anymore. i am thrilled with my wagon purchase and feel it was the right choice increasingly. WAGONS HO!