The folks over at Autoweek have procured the first live shots of BMW's new X5. The update is more of an evolution rather than an outright redesign, but special attention was paid to exterior styling, interior accoutrements and the addition of the much coveted, although rarely accessible, third-row seating.

Motivation will likely come from a 3-liter inline-6 producing 272 bhp, with an optional 4.8-liter V8 bringing 355 bhp to the game.

It seems that the Audi Q7 and Merc M-Class finally have some up-to-date competition to play with.

[Source: Autoweek]