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New BMW X5 spied both inside and out on public roads

The new model looks like a shorter BMW X7

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It's been a busy week for the engineers in Munich. Last Friday, we caught a pretty decent look at the upcoming BMW 8 Series coupe and convertible. On Monday, spy photographers captured photos the new BMW X7 testing out on public roads. We even got a couple shots of the SUV's interior. Today, we have a good look at the X7's smaller sibling, the new BMW X5.

It should be no surprise that the X5 really looks like a short-wheelbase X7. It has the same headlights, the same taillights and the same love-it-or-hate-it bucktooth grille. The overall design was previewed on concepts and the smaller BMW X3. It's an evolution of the same basic design BMW has been using for about a decade now.

The interior is almost an exact copy of the one we saw on the X7. It looks like a decent departure from what BMW has been building for a while, though we'll have to wait for the full reveal to see for sure. There's a new shifter design and a lot of the buttons have moved from the dash to the console, including the push-button start.

Look for a full reveal sometime later this year.

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