2010 BMW X5 Facelift Leaked Photos?

Rumors | February 3rd, 2010 by 8
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While the photos posted below seem to indicate that we are looking at the facelifted version of 2010 BMW X5, we decided to leave the …

While the photos posted below seem to indicate that we are looking at the facelifted version of 2010 BMW X5, we decided to leave the question mark in the title until a second and third source confirm the story. Without a doubt the car has been photoshoped into that setting, but the details corroborated with previous spy photos and information we received, point to the actual facelift.

Also, several BMW forums on the web claim that the below photos represent the X5 LCI, the refreshed SAV that will be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show next month.

Judging by these photos, everything we assumed turned out to be true. The LCI X5 receives new front and rear bumpers, new headlights as the X6 model and the taillights with LED technology seen across the line-up.

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The most important changes take place under the hood. The engine line-up receive a much needed makeover by importing the powerplant range from the X6. The 2010 BMW X5 xDrive35i is powered by a 3.0 liter six-cylinder twin-turbo engine outputting 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque (400Nm). The high-end xDrive50i gets the same engine from its “brother”, X6 50i, the 4.4 liter V8 engine producing 407 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque (600Nm).

The European market also sees the addition of a new model: 2010 BMW X5 xDrive40d powered by the same the 3.0-liter engine found in the 740d. The engine delivers 300 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque (600Nm).

With weeks before the official unveiling and with some of these alleged photos leaked on the web, we should expect an official press release in the very near future.

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[Source: Motor-Talk.de ]

8 responses to “2010 BMW X5 Facelift Leaked Photos?”

  1. bombardier01 says:

    Those are the official photos of the X5 facelift, confirmed by SCOTT (BMW’s internal source) from GCZ forum.

  2. Giom says:

    Looks good. I was worried that it might look to similar to the X6, but it doesn’t.

    Interesting place for the driving lights…

  3. Harish Kumar says:

    The facelift is just right. Good placement for the smaller lamps. The vehicle looks perfect now

  4. Roger says:

    Gosh, I dunno… I think it may have looked better before! The fog lights look like an afterthought now. This may very well be the first LCI where I liked the original better. We’ll have to see what they do on the inside.

  5. Roger says:

    Perhaps I should say… I DO like the rear better. It’s the front I’m a little iffy about. It’s not ugly; it’s just not better.

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