Next year, the new BMW X5 will get the typical M treatment just like its predecessor. The 2014 BMW X5 M is currently being tested across Europe and the U.S. and these latest spy shots give us a closer look at the exterior design.
The prototype sports very little camouflage that aims to hide some of the expected M design cues: large air intakes, wider bodykit, rear diffuser and blue calipers M brakes. At the rear end, the F15 X5M features the typical quad exhaust pipes. The test mule spied also comes with the LED headlights that now flow into the 3D kidney grille.
On the side, the Air Breathers are present as well.
The second generation of the high-powered X5 M will most likely driven by an adapted version of the S63Tü V8 twin-turbo engine from the BMW M5 F10. Unlike the first generation, the new powerplant comes in the BMW X5 M with significantly more fuel-efficiency.
Since the F15 X5 is slightly lighter than the previous generation, we expect the new X5M to shed some weight as well which should improve its current 0 to 60 time of 4.1 seconds.
(Read our test drive of the BMW X5M)