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2014 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage

 2014 BMW X5 spied with less camouflage
2014 BMW X5 spy photo 08.8.2012 / Automedia

Debuts sometime next year

The 2014 BMW X5 has been spied wearing less camouflage than ever before.

These photos reveal the model will feature a prominent grille which is larger and wider than the current one. We can also get a glimpse of crossover's headlights, but their overall shape is still hard to determine. Out back, there's a dual exhaust system and redesigned tailgate with a steeply-raked rear window.

To improve fuel efficiency, the model will ride on a new platform that is codenamed "X for All." It will reportedly enable the crossover to weigh 150 kg (331 lbs) less than the current model, despite a modest increase in size.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but choices could include a 2.0-liter diesel with 245 hp (183 kW / 248PS), a 3.0-liter diesel with 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 402 hp (300 kW / 408 PS). A hybrid variant is also expected, but little is known about it.

The 2014 BMW X5 could be unveiled sometime next year, so stay tuned for additional information.

Published Aug 8, 2012 4:34 pm By Michael Gauthier
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Lol my father spotted this car on Mont Ventoux in France the 7th August.
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August 9, 2012 5:21 pm