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 to the market. Driven by the 625 hp / 460 kW strong G-POWER SK III RS Eight Cylinder Compressor Engine, the Black Beauty darts over the motor-way with more than 300 km/h.
Brawny wing extensions and … 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, CAP Communications Manager, said: "For the used car buyer who does need a workhorse, with towing power and room for the whole familys holiday load, the 2000
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 effect of keeping the car looking fresh and sporty. The major changes are to the bumper which bring the look more in line with the X6, while retaining a unique look compared to the X6. Silver slats are … 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 fairly clearly show that the car will recieve the X6 face but with some tweaks to the bumper that makes it a bit more fitting to the X5 chassis.
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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