• May 30th 2006 at 10:03AM
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The fresh face of the next BMW X5, codenamed E70, is clearly apparent on these new spy shots from WorldCarFans. The trademark kidney grille appears to have grown in size and gained three air intakes in the lower bumper and another immediately below the leading edge of the hood. The headlights have also been resculpted to more closely resemble the outline of those found on the new 3-Seiries. In addition, WCF is reporting the X5 will grow in length by 16 cm and width by 6 cm, and you know what that means... third row time, baby! This shoots to hell our previous theory that BMW might debut an even larger SUV in Paris to take on the Mercedes-Benz GL. Despite the girth, an M-edition is still expected sometime after the X5 debuts in October.
[Source: WorldCarFans]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      i dont get it...
      i hope the interior looks upgraded....
      • 9 Years Ago
      I currently own X5 4.4I. I was very looking forward for the new model X5. But the front end looks downright ugly compared to the previous one. Though I like the technical advancements over the previous gen X5, I am not able to stomach the exterior design. I won't trade my X% 4.4I with the new one...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Chris Bangle clearly secretly works for Mercedes
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why, oh why, does every car maker think there is a need for a 3rd row in all SUV's? People that need 7 passenger seating need a minivan, not an SUV. At least Jeep didn't molest the Grand Cherokee and came out with a completely different model for the 3rd row.
      • 9 Years Ago
      TOYOTA HAS RECALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Hide your babies the rice puffers will get'em.

      • 9 Years Ago
      What's wrong with the current interior? Maybe you're thinking of the X3?

      Now about that third row--I don't think so. Has anyone noticed the size of the rearmost side window? Any third row back there is going to be uncompetitively tight. The third-row seat in a GL is very roomy.

      Even adding 16cm the X5 would only be about as long as the current five-passenger M-Class. Sure, some SUVs this size have a third row, but it's almost always tight (Pilot, Tribeca). And those vehicles have a much larger rearmost side window.

      My site's page for the current X5, with links to the most common price comparisons: http://www.truedelta.com/models/X5.php
      • 9 Years Ago
      Other pictures don't look better either :-(
      • 9 Years Ago
      Well, it is official now, EVERY BMW is
      • 9 Years Ago
      I see quite a bit of RDX in the front.
      • 9 Years Ago
      #7 Evidenly, with record sales, your opinion is worth every penny we just paid for it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      at the bottom it reads: "First photo has been mildly altered by computer."

      depending on their definition of "mild", it could look very different in the final production.
      • 9 Years Ago
      hmm, so it's going to big bigger. Does that mean the x5 will finally have more trunk capacity than a 5-series wagon?

      The x5 really is an absurd vehicle. All the weight, none of the usefulness.
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