Autoblog reader spies the new BMW X5 in Cali

Autoblog reader Chris Belanger was out in the Santa Barbara area (Summerland, CA, to be exact)  when he came across two camoflaged 2008 BMW X5's heading north on 101. He alertly snapped four photos and send them to us. it appears to be the same pair of X5s, on black, one white, that have been snagged testing before. Chris got a super front 3/4 view of the white one and rear shots of both, with the rear shots taken using a telephoto lens as he drove at highway speed.

The revised front end adds some visual interest compared to the current model and should look good. The overall shape is pretty much the same as what we're accustomed to. Out back the changes are subtle and pretty difficult to gauge with the camo in place. In all, it looks like the Bimmer folks are following the same game plan they used for the revised X3: a more interesting front-end treatment, minor changes out back, and the retention of the previous model's familiar shape.

You can see the rest of the shots after the jump. A big "Thank You!" to Chris Belanger for sharing them with us.

[Source: Chris Belanger]
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