2014 BMW X5 spied with less disguise

 2014 BMW X5 spied with less disguise
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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Comments (16)

 afterace2 afterace2
I don't see the poing since it was already leaked.
March 26, 2013 3:34 am
 SouthAfrica SouthAfrica
Out officially any day now...but of course that will be after it has been leaked/spied-on 'unofficially'.
March 26, 2013 2:09 am
 wbizarre wbizarre
Damn it, looks like it will now have that side vent thing.
March 25, 2013 11:23 pm
 jerry05cod4 jerry05cod4
cant tell from these pics, but i hope it doesn't lose its wide stance
March 25, 2013 10:07 pm
 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.
March 25, 2013 10:04 pm
 w0bble w0bble
the x7 is going to have to be massive this already dwarfs the old x5 in one of the pictures
March 25, 2013 8:44 pm
 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 :)
March 25, 2013 8:23 pm
I like this new generation of the BMW X5
March 25, 2013 8:17 pm
 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.
March 25, 2013 7:18 pm
 velsatis velsatis
surprise surprise, it looks like the current X5. And they call Porsche Designers lazy
March 25, 2013 7:13 pm