With all media’s attention on the upcoming BMW X5 M, the facelifted version of the 2009 BMW X5 continues its testing in stealth mode…..ok, maybe not completely in stealth mode since the spy photographers managed to spotted again.
The facelift X5 is due to be released next year and it is a much needed upgrade for the SAV owners. Not as much as an exterior design refresh, but more of an engine upgrade. We expect the X5 to be powered by the award-winning 3.0 liter twin-turbo engine, a much needed upgrade from the current xDrive30i powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 260 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque.
As far as the exterior design upgrade, well, we know for sure that the more aggressive and sportier X6 front-end will be ported over to the its bigger brother, or..is is the smaller brother? Who knows anymore, that’s just another story.
As you can see in the photo comparison we have done, the large air intakes and front bumper are identical. We expect the X6 headlights to be used as well. Even though the X5 loses some of its identity, I totally dig it.