Produced: from 2000 to 2006
In 2004 new headlights, a few new exterior colors, a new four-wheel drive system and upgraded engines. The grilles were enlarged, as well as their actual slats being modified in a 'flame surfaced' style.
E53 is a type of Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) and it shares many features with Land Rover Range Rover L322 and the BMW E39 5-series. The entire in-car entertainment system (Radio Function, Navigation System, Television and Telecommunications systems) is based on a very flexible automotive computer system. All the newest technologies were used in this model.