Who knew that diecast model makers could be such a good source of leaks? Less than a month after a diecast model 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA in China, someone overseas at Diecast Empire or Jadi Modelcraft could get a bath in boiling oil for leaking uncamouflaged images of the next-generation BMW X5.

Naturally, that assumes that this image from a brochure from a Jadi brochure is indeed the F15 BMW X5 – it was posted to Diecast Empire's Facebook page. In its favor, the lines all add up if we compare it to the most revealing spy shots we have of the coming crossover – the headlight corners, the metal trim separating the kidney grille from the opening just above the license plate, the cut of the swage line, and the fact that the model picture reveals all of the most important character pieces that BMW has kept covered.

There's something written on the door of the model image that isn't in the spy shots, but that could be an xDrive badge. We will see the genuine article soon enough and we'll know for sure. For now, we might have already seen its facsimile in miniature.


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      Jeremy Pennini
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like the current X5.
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks totally legit...bmw playin' it save...a bit too save for my taste. why doesn't AB show the other picture with the backside view?!
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I expected the next X5 to look noticably longer to fit 3 rows of seating. If they can keep it looking relatively svelte while adding the additional space, it could sell well.
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow, that's new?
      Jeff
      • 1 Year Ago
      I like it. It is larger but lighter than the version it replaces. I hope it has a functional third row.
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this is indeed the next X5, this just proves that the Germans have COMPLETELY run out of ideas. People had the gall to complain that a WORK VEHICLE such as the new Silverado looks like the old one, well I better see the same people that complained about that, complain even more about this terrible redesign seeing as how lux-SUVs are most definitely more image-conscious than a vehicle as utilitarian as a pickup.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
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      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      The local BMW dealer has several X5s on his lot. They have been sitting there for months. Three in Turd Brown like this one. And he wonders why they don't sell?
      Trevor
      • 1 Year Ago
      This barely looks like redesign, it looks more like a facelift. That rear end looks horrible too.
      GreatDay
      • 1 Year Ago
      they are going to copy paste the grill-headlights design through the whole family, you will see.... first was the 4 series and x5 is next.... it looks awesome! very original, and yeah it is not a revolutionary design of the whole car but is evolution and that's what German automakers do best
      GreatDay
      • 1 Year Ago
      That rear end looks terrible
      Lucky Vanos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why buy this tin can overpriced minivan when for the same $$$ you can get a Land Rover that can actualy go off road.
      Scott Matthew Harris
      BMW has really lost it design wise, fallen so far behind Mercedes and Audi. Also Jaguar Land Rover is becoming increasingly innovative against these German manufacturers generic designs.
        Val
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scott Matthew Harris
        Audi has been doing the same thing for 10 years, how exactly did they get ahead design-wise? And the ugliness that mercedes is producing these days is only rivaled by the ugliness that Lexus brings. JLR did the same design for 40 years, they were forced to change because they were dying. BMW is nowhere near dying, just the opposite.
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