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2014 BMW X5 spied in a winter wonderland

 2014 BMW X5 spied in a winter wonderland
2014 BMW X5 spy photo 10.2.2012 / Automedia

Could be launched sometime next year

Our spies have snapped new pictures of the 2014 BMW X5.

Dressed in swirly camouflage, the prototype appears to have an evolutionary design with a prominent front fascia, a sloping roofline and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. The vehicle is slightly larger than the current model, so we can expect added cargo capacity and more accommodating third row seats.

To battle the bloat, the model will reportedly feature new axles that weigh 330 pounds (150 kg) less than the current ones. This, combined with other weight saving measures, could enable the entry-level X5 to tip the scales at less than 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg).

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but speculation suggests there will be a variety of six- and eight-cylinder units. We can also expect a couple of four-cylinder engines - one petrol and one diesel - that produce approximately 245 PS (180 kW / 242 hp). There's also word of a hybrid variant which could use the ActiveHybrid 5's powertrain which combines a 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine with a 56 PS (40 kW / 55 hp) electric motor.

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Comments (7)

 Shumy Shumy
what the. these windows are huge
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February 11, 2012 3:05 pm
 Speedoholic Speedoholic
I don't get why they keep increasing the size of these cars. So 2 generations from now the X5 would become BMW's first lorry while the X1 replaces the current X5?
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February 11, 2012 1:03 pm
 will_wonka will_wonka
Dull as dishwater. BMW's looks so dated seemingly before they are even launched. I guess for this car, if you want something that stands out compared to a normal car, go for it. Has to be said, whilst on the motorway last week I saw one of those "M" variants of the X5.......as always quite discreet in its badging etc, a pretty nice car.....just a shame is was preceded by an Overfinch Range Rover which made it look all rather insignificant.
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February 11, 2012 11:55 am
 motorfan28 motorfan28
As an x5 owner I actually would welcome the extra space. X3 is close to old x5 territory, so would make a bit of sense to increase a bit. Bring in the Tri turbo as well...can't wait to upgrade
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February 11, 2012 9:29 am
 jolz24 jolz24
does it need to be bigger than the current model. the new 3 is almost old 5 series etc,, not a fan of big cars
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February 11, 2012 2:06 am
 CDspeed CDspeed
I wish they'd slim it down a little, like Porsche did with the Cayenne.
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February 10, 2012 1:21 pm