Our spy photographers have collected a new few shots of the next-generation BMW X5 as it undergoes testing in Germany. The vehicle is expected to use a modified version of the same chassis underpinning the 5 Series, and the new model will likely demonstrate a significant weight savings over the outgoing model. Engineers have codenamed the new generation F15, and the crossover is expected to continue to make use of the same engines currently available. That means buyers will be able to enjoy both straight six and V8 power.

With BMW focusing its attention on turbocharged four-cylinder engines as a viable way to maintain performance while reducing fuel consumption, some whispers have indicated the next-generation BMW X5 will be available with four-pot power. Still, it seems unlikely that the company will be able to reduce the vehicle's weight by enough to make a gasoline four-cylinder a viable option, at least here in the States. Instead, BMW is more likely to offer an ActiveHybrid version for those looking for better fuel economy.


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      BRKF06
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wife likes the current diesel as 25 MPG mixed driving is better than most decent sized luxury vehicles in general. Wish they'd offer an X3 diesel in the USA. No need for that lame hybrid stuff...
        Bill
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BRKF06
        Vw should bring the tiguan tdi to usa. Jetta sportwagon tdi is great but no awd. 8(
        Bill
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BRKF06
        Vw should bring the tiguan tdi to usa. Jetta sportwagon tdi is great but no awd. 8(
      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      If I know BMW - they'll put a 4 cylinder in it and find a way to charge more than they did for the previous generation 6 cylinder....
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Keep the diesel and get rid of this ridiculous hybrid idea...the X6 got 19mpg highway, what a joke
      • 2 Years Ago
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      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      Judging by the wheel wells and planted minivan like stance, I fear they may have neutered it.
      Sack Boy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I am glad I picked up an X5 LCI before they messed with it like MB did with ML350.
      gregmlr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't even begin to imagine what it'll look like.