2014 BMW X5 spied with less disguise

2014 BMW X5 spy photo 25.3.2013
2014 BMW X5 spy photo 25.3.2013 / Automedia

Debuts later this year

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.

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afterace2 afterace2
I don't see the poing since it was already leaked.
Mar 26th, 2013 10:34am
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SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
Out officially any day now...but of course that will be after it has been leaked/spied-on 'unofficially'.
Mar 26th, 2013 9:09am
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wbizarre wbizarre
Damn it, looks like it will now have that side vent thing.
Mar 26th, 2013 6:23am
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jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
cant tell from these pics, but i hope it doesn't lose its wide stance
Mar 26th, 2013 5:07am
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WayneAshleySimons WayneAshleySimons
Its both wider and longer than the previous model so its growing in pretty much every aspect.
Mar 26th, 2013 6:08pm
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tsaphoto tsaphoto
WOW!!! That is sooooo refreshing! Fantastic to see the completely new design language BMW is heading towards! This new style is ground breaking and is going to set the automotive industry upside down! Thanks for sharing these compelling photos.
Mar 26th, 2013 5:04am
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w0bble w0bble
the x7 is going to have to be massive this already dwarfs the old x5 in one of the pictures
Mar 26th, 2013 3:44am
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Jean-MichelBourdon Jean-MichelBourdon
Another design clue: the wheels on the left side are different from those on the right side... how creative is that :)
Mar 26th, 2013 3:23am
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I like this new generation of the BMW X5
Mar 26th, 2013 3:17am
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car-o-bar car-o-bar
Well, definitely looks bigger, taillights look like the 5 series, perhaps the optional third row would be more than just a joke this time.
Mar 26th, 2013 2:18am
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nexuseven nexuseven
Yes, definitely looks bigger! On the last photo is the current generation X5 and this prototype, it looks like David and Goliath. And certainly it is not a matter of perspective, because these cars divides the distance of two or three meters, so obviously you can see the difference in size.
Mar 26th, 2013 1:12pm
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velsatis velsatis
surprise surprise, it looks like the current X5. And they call Porsche Designers lazy
Mar 26th, 2013 2:13am
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hunker7 hunker7
Can't improve much on already good looking SUV!
Mar 26th, 2013 2:32am
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WayneAshleySimons WayneAshleySimons
You really cannot compare Porsche design with BMW design. Porsche from Cayman right through Panamera has the same front end with slight tweaks. No hate on Porsche, they make amazing cars but they stay with 1 formula when it comes to design, just adding slight tweaks with every new model released. Its actually funny that you decided to compare BMW with Porsche when it comes to design when Porsche is the one that pretty much "rinse and repeats" its design year after year.
Mar 26th, 2013 6:07pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
WAS - sorry, but perhaps 5 years ago you'd have been right, but now all BMWs essentially share the same face. From the X1 to the Z4 all you see is a single corporate design.
Mar 27th, 2013 3:46am
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car-o-bar car-o-bar
The current version hardly looks dated, the styling is so timeless, as a matter of fact, even the previous generation does not look dated at all, and the older generation sports edition wide track in Silver Color looks phenom...
Mar 26th, 2013 2:39am
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