The strip tease continues as our spy photographers have caught a BMW X5 prototype wearing less camouflage than ever before.
Looking instantly recognizable, the model has a familiar appearance that shares styling cues with the X1 and X3. The camouflage hides a lot of details but we can see the crossover will have a prominent grille, ventilated front fenders and a dual exhaust system. The side-by-side photo also reveals the model will be significantly larger than its predecessor with sizeable gains in length and width.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but previous reports have indicated there could be a 2.0-liter diesel with 245 hp (183 kW), a 3.0-liter diesel with 302 hp (225 kW) and a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 402 hp (300 kW). We can also expect a hybrid variant which could use a twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine and an electric motor for a combined output of 340 HP (250 kW) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.
Regardless of the final numbers, the model is expected to ride on the "X for All" platform which could enable it to weigh 150 kg (331 lbs) less than the current model.
The 2014 BMW X5 is expected to be launched later this year, so look for a possible debut at an upcoming auto show.