BMW is preparing to recreate its entire X family and the new-generation X5 is only part of the job. The BMW X5 was first launched in 1999, and 13 years later, it’s getting ready to enter its third generation to help keep up with the changing times. As no surprise the third generation X5 features an evolutionary design language, closely related to the model it replaces, but with some elements borrowed from the recently announced X3 and X1 models.
These updates will include a more prominent grille, an aerodynamic front bumper and optional LED adaptive headlights. The new X5 was also slightly increased in dimensions so it offers more interior room and a more accommodating boot. For the interior BMW also focused on improving the comfort level and added higher quality materials.
The new X5 will be put on sale on the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of this year. At launch it will be offered with three gasoline engines with a diesel one to follow in early 2014.
Updated 5/30/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
Update 6/24/2013: BMW has revealed the pricing and other details on the 2014 X5.
Update 7/29/2013: The 2014 BMW X5 configurator has hit the Internet. The only models available online for configuration are the sDrive35i, xDrive35i and the xDrive50i. To date, the xDrive35d and the X5 M are still M.I.A. You can design and build your own X5 here.
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