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Fri, 25 May 2018 10:07:00 +0100

BMW X5 previewed in new test images

BMW X5 previewed in new test images

The reveal campaign begins: these are the first official pictures of the new X5 released by BMW
Next BMW X5 will share underpinnings with the current 7 Series and have plug-in hybrid and performance variants. It's confirmed for launch in the second half of the year

BMW's next-generation X5 has been officially previewed, in hard testing shots released by the Bavarian brand. 

The X5 and X5 M models are being tested in numerous conditions, including the Nürburgring and Talladega circuit in Alabama, BMW's own proving ground in the South of France, and on public roads in Scandinavia, as the brand puts the finishing touches to its Porsche Cayenne-rivalling model range. BMW boss Harald Krüger confirmed at the brand's Annual General Meeting that the X5 will arrive later this year; an October launch is anticipated. 

Little information has been revealed alongside the shots, but BMW confirmed that an offroad pack will be able to change the car's characteristics to suit different terrains at the push of a button. 

Previously, our spy photographers laid eyes on a new X5 M prototype that's been caught wearing production bodywork, providing a glimpse of what's to come from the most potent model. Beneath its nose is a heavily tweaked version of the current M SUV's twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8, and is likely to produce the same 592bhp as the latest M5 super saloon.

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