Meet 2014 BMW X5
External features are evident from leaked photos which include a redesigned fascia with new headlights, a new front bumper and two fog lights situated directly beneath headlights. The new X5 also gets a new hood and front grille. The rear end sees modified tail lights and new bumper along with two trapezoidal exhaust pipes.
No internal features could be deciphered, but the new X5 is expected to have third row seats. Where engine details are concerned, 2014 BMW X5 will be introduced with a variety of options which could include a 2.0 liter diesel offering 245 hp, a 3.0 diesel with 302 hp along with a 4.4 liter V8 biturbo generating 400 hp. Petrol engine line up for BMW X5 hybrid will include a 3.0 liter twin turbo petrol engine and an electric motor which should generate 340 hp and 680 Nm torque. BMW X5M may be introduced in the future which would be powered by a 4.4 liter V8 engine that could offer 550 hp. All engines will be mated to 8-speed automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels.
To be based on an all new ‘X for All’ platform, the new BMW SUV will offer more rigidity and will be lighter and quicker than its outgoing counterpart. Technology in its interiors would include Heads-Up Display, Night Vision, iDrive System and an adaptive suspension all of which together contribute to enhanced safety of occupants.
The F15 BMW X5 has the famous double kidney grille nose now looking similar to what we saw on the 2012 3-Series. In terms of body design both on the side and the rear it now looks very similar to the X3. Reports suggest this new model will be significantly longer than the present version and may even become a seven-seater.
Apart from the fact usual speculations about engines (there may be a hybrid too) and features on the outside and inside, not much else has been revealed about the upcoming X5. It is likely that BMW will launch this new model by the end of the year.