Originally Posted by a burrito
The interior of BMW's have been "Similar" or "identical" for years guys. This is really nothing new. It is the trend of all manufacturers because the type of layout of the interior is what each manufacturer believes that works best for consumers and is their trademark. The exterior, on the other hand, has to be changed for different models for obvious reasons and to accommodate the different dimensions of each model the interior will be tweaked.
No, it hasn't been going on for years. "Similar" is not "identical". I stated that this looks exactly like an X5, and judging from some posts made from others, it is
an X5 interior. No BMW looks identical on the inside. They all share a basic foundation, but there's at least some key differences that make them look the part that's respectable to whatever class the vehicle might be in.