Next Generation 2014 BMW X5
A prototype of the next-generation BMW X5 has been spied for the first time. These 2014 BMW X5 spy shots show the upcoming model will be sleeker, lighter, and more high-tech and efficient than the current X5 luxury SUV.
Like other recent BMW vehicles, the new X5’s weight loss will be thanks to smarter design and the use of more aluminum and high-tech steel.
“Cutting weight is, after all, one of the best ways to get more efficiency out of a given vehicle while preserving or even enhancing performance, and both are important to BMW and X5 buyers,” says Motor Authority. “Weight savings of up to 450 pounds over the current model are possible.”
The new-generation X5 is expected to be built on the same platform underpinning the F10 5-Series platform, ensuring the X5’s high-performance handling.
Powertrain options are likely to be an eight-speed automatic transmission paired with various turbocharged engine options, including inline six-cylinder and V-8s.
“A diesel version will also be available, likely even in the United States, with an evolution of the M Performance model coming to the current X5 range soon possible as well. An X5 M is possible, as well, though given small volumes, high costs, and low fuel economy, it may not see another generation,” suggests Motor Authority.
There could also be a 2014 X5 ActiveHybrid. “…this model perhaps the best candidate for use of the turbocharged four-cylinder, since the electric hybrid drive system would help with low-end torque and the turbo four would deliver good cruising fuel economy. On the other hand, the same system used in the ActiveHybrid 5 might be a more natural fit,” says Motor Authority.
The debut of the 2014 BMW X5 is still two years away so details and specifications have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned for more on the upcoming BMW X5 luxury SUV.
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