BMW’s sport utility and crossover vehicles had a most impressive showing in the Off-Roader of the Year awards. The BMW X5 was voted “Off-Roader of the Year” in the “Luxury SUV” category, and the BMW X1 and BMW X6 came first and second in the “Crossover” category. Even the outgoing BMW X3 took second place in the “SUV” category. The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 took the Eco Award for its innovative powertrain.
Its not clear if these are very well done photoshops or real photos which have been slightly degraded, regardless, the result is the same. This is the X5 LCI which is coming very soon. Photos leaked from the MOTOR-TALK forums
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Due to be revealed very soon, BMWs ultra popular X5 SAV has been caught testing in South Carolina with only but the bare minumum black tape across the bumper. But the complete bumper re-design is completly visible and seems to be nicely washed as well. We love this LCI which maintains the classic good looks of the X5 and ads a little bit of a fresh spin with the new bumper graphics. Well done BMW!
Supercharged V8 (ASA supercharger)
6-Speed Automatic transmission
Top Speed 300km/h
0-100km/h in 4.5s
Hood with design in carbon fiber towards air ventilation
Cosmetic modifications available in CF or more resiliant PU-Rim
23" Wheels (11" F and 12" R)
Shod with massive 315/25 23 Michelin tires
The full press release:
The G-POWER TYPHOON "Black Pearl" arrived! At the end of the jubilee year "25 years G-POWER", G-POWER introduces an exclusive special model of the G-POWER X5 TYPHOON … CONTINUED
The BMW X5 has been named by CAP as the luxury used car of the decade. The residual value and whole life costs experts praised the X5 for setting a new benchmark and taking the 4×4 from the field and putting it on the motorway, but most of all making it feel like it has always belonged there. It was the effortless usability, faultless build quality and strong influence on the marketplace that wooed the judges.
Mike Hind, … CONTINUED
Spyshots.nl does it again! The, soon to be a reality, LCI (facelift) of the X5 has taken the track up north for cold weather testing. This is likely the final round of testing as the car is expected to be revealed on the internet after the conclusion of the Geneva show with its official autoshow presentation in the spring of 2010.
As you can see from the photos, the changes them selves are subtle but have just the right … CONTINUED
The 1-series and X5 have won Best Resale Value awards from Kelley Blue Book and a Residual Value Award from ALG, and the M3 is one of the Top 10 cars with Best Resale Value according to Kelley Blue Book
Here are some more photos caught once again by the guys over at spyshots.nl. Its still unclear if this front bumper will be the standard new bumper on the X5 or if this represents an M-Sport edition bumper for the X5. At the rear, there will be similar matching changes to the rear bumper and LED taillights which would likely be the most obvious of all the changes.
With all the changes to the BMW X lineup in the last 6-12 months it seems as tho the current X5 has been left behind a little bit. Not that we are all for such a rapid turnover in design tweaks, nevertheless it seems as tho every X car is either being completly redone or refreshed. So it does make sense that the bread and butter X5 not be treated as a second class citizen and get some updates as well. These photos … CONTINUED
To commemorate the X5′s 10th birthday, BMW has released the X5 xDrive 10-year Commemorative Edition, limited to only 2,000 cars.
Carscoop is exclusively reporting on plans for a special edition X5 to celebrate 10 years on the road. The SAV will come with special edition paint as well as tailored 20 inch wheels and trim details
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Even though the M versions of the X5 and X6 are the big news right now, BMW continues to make improvements on the non-M X5 and is set to release a minor facelift for the car at the same time. The new work on the front will bring the car more inline with the X6 in terms of front end styling.
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One of our members Daniel N recently caught this BMW X5 with a large hood mount testing in Michigan. This car has been speculated by most everyone as being a hybrid version of the X5 with technical monitoring equipment resting under the large hood mount. Most notable about these pictures is that the car is cruising around Michigan so it seems we are in store for some hybrid BMWs on US shores in the near future
Heres what Daniel mentioned about the car:
With BMWs X6 Active Hybrid now well advanced in its development
process, the appearance of this hybrid X5 is not entirely unexpected.
Spinning off the hybrid technology on the X5s largely related
platform seems a no-brainer in this increasingly fuel-conscious
If the huge hood bulge wasnt enough of a giveaway that a new hybrid
powertrain resides within the X5, the neon green warning sticker
affixed to the X5s backlight seemed to announce the state of affairs
plainly enough. It reads: “Caution: Hybrid-Prototype (High Voltage
The real question regarding this X5 Hybrid is whether its running a
gasoline or … CONTINUED
Well known BMW tuner Hartge doesn’t just modify the road cars but has turned its sights onto the X5 as well. And they decided to shed all conservatism and equip the Sports Activity with a very loud body kit
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BMWs high-performance X5 mule has hit the Ring again, this time
showing some interesting changes compared to earlier prototypes.
While prior prototypes always had a more aggressive front bumper, the
headlight design remained pure X5. On this newest prototype, the
headlights appear to have been switched out with X6 headlights. If
there are any changes to the X5s deeper front bumper, we cant
discern them through the camouflage.
This latest prototype also … CONTINUED