The all-new BMW X5 SUV has been revealed ahead of its official global launch later on in November this year.
The German manufacturer is describing the design of the refreshed model as “clean and precise”, with the the fourth generation of the BMW X family patriarch also growing larger than its predecessor.
To be precise, its length has increased by 36 mm to 4,922 mm, width by 66 mm to 2,004 mm and height by 19 mm to 1,745 mm. The wheelbase has also been extended by 42 mm to reach a new length of 2,975 mm.
Key exterior styling elements, meanwhile, include a large, angular-shaped kidney grille complete with single-piece surround; a character line in the car’s flanks that rises up at the rear door; and wide, three-dimensional shaped LED rear lights, which further extend into the flanks.
More practical design features include a two-piece split tailgate that can be opened and closed completely hands-free.
On the inside, the cabin features a new design for the instrument cluster and 12.3-inch control display, as well as a panoramic glass roof whose clear surface is 30 per cent larger than on the outgoing car. The optional head-up display unit also gets a larger projection surface than the one featured in the third-generation X5.
However, boot capacity remains the same as before, namely 645 litres (stretching to a maximum volume of 1,860 litres with the 60:40 split rear seat folded down).
Underneath, the new X5 will launch with four engine variants, including both petrol and diesel options – all of which will be paired with a revised eight-speed Steptronic transmission, whose wider ratio spread and new control electronics are claimed to increase overall efficiency.
Likewise, BMW’s xDrive four-wheel drive system is also said to have been “efficiency-enhanced”.
The new X5 will be built at BMW’s Spartanburg factory in the US state of South Carolina, which also handles production of the X3, X4, and X6 – and will soon be adding the X7 to its roster as well.