Official images and details of the upcoming F15 2014 BMW X5 have finally surfaced on the cyberspace. The F15 X5 is the third generation of the popular SUV and should see the carmaker attracting more premium SUV buyers.
The next generation 2014 BMW X5 sports an all new styling that seems to have been inspired from that of many other cars in the BMW line up. The front fascia gets a new set of headlamps that have a hint of 3 Series in them and extend all the way in to the trademark kidney grille. The air vents on the new bumper remind you of the ones on the 4 Series Coupe concept.
At the rear, the new X5 gets a new set of tail lamps that seem to have been inspired by those on the X3.
On the inside, the car will become more luxurious with higher quality of materials used and will come with an updated version of the iDrive. The new X5 is bigger in size and have more spacious interiors. The car will have a seven seat layout.
Powering the new car will be the 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesels and V8 petrols. Also on the cards might be a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel and a petrol-electric hybrid. Also in the pipeline is the X5 M, the performance variant of the upcoming SUV. The M version will continue to be powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 but will have a higher power output of 445bhp. All the motors will come mated to an 8 speed automatic gearboxes. All the engines also get BMW xDrive 4 wheel drive system, brake energy regeneration system and start-stop feature as standard.
The new X5 will make its first public outing at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year and is expected to go sale towards the end of 2013.