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Spy Photos: 2014 BMW X5 F15

Spy Photos | February 14th, 2012 by 13
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Fresh new spy photos of the 2014 BMW X5 emerge on the web. Wearing the typical psychedelic camouflage combined with plastic fake body parts, the …

Fresh new spy photos of the 2014 BMW X5 emerge on the web. Wearing the typical psychedelic camouflage combined with plastic fake body parts, the prototypes are far from revealing their true design.

We have learned recently that the new 2014 BMW X5 is said to feature more flowing character lines and sculpted surfaces that will broaden the design of the X family.

At the front end, the new X5 will feature a more imposing kidney grille, larger and wider than in the current model. The headlights will get the LED treatment and the shape will follow the design seen on some of the recently unveiled models.

Spy Photos: 2014 BMW X5 F15

The F15 platform is rumored to feature a modular design, a common trend in future BMWs, that allows the company to achieve significant savings across its lineup. Our sources say the new X5 is built on an extended platform of the new 5 Series and will have a lower weight than the current model.

The spy photos below show the test mules with different tailpipe configurations, including the round design seen on six-cylinder models and the trapezoid model seen on the high-end xDrive50i with its V8 engine.

Spy Photos: 2014 BMW X5 F15

Inside, BMW will completely rework the design, offering a combination of premium, sportiness and luxury. We expect to see the Black Panel technology, Head-Up Display, Night Vision and other gadgetry now available in the higher end models, like the 6 or 7 Series.

Thanks to its technical proximity to the 5 Series, it is possible to see the Integrated Active Steering as an option for the X5 as well.

We anticipate a world premiere to take place in 2013 with sales beginning the same year as a 2014 model.

[Images: Pixner / BimmerParts-Online.com via BimmerToday)

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