German magazine Autobild renders the next generation 2014 BMW X5. Built under the platform code F15, the new BMW X5 will 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 sportier kidney grille, but also larger and wider than in the current model. The headlights will get the LED treatment and the shape is rumored to mimic the one seen on the recently unveiled F30 3 Series sedan.
The taillights will be slightly redesigned as well. Using the layering concept seen on the Vision concepts, the T-shaped taillights add more depth to surfaces and are less wrapped around the body. From the side, the F15 X5 shows a character line that has been enhanced, as we have seen on the new X3.
The motoring options will include both petrol and diesel units, as well as the ActiveHybrid technology with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The internal combustion engine is aided by a 15 kilowatt electric motor that ads another 17 horsepower on top of the 204 already delivered by the diesel power unit.
We anticipate a world premiere to take place in 2013 with sales beginning late in the year.