We are continuing our BMW X5 LCI coverage with a new set of official photos. As you might recall, a few days ago, BMW has unveiled their latest X5 facelift with visible changes mostly around the exterior design. The big surprise comes from underneath the hood. BMW decided to match the X6 engine line-up to its “older brother” and starting in the Spring, BMW consumers will have access to the popular twin-turbo six and eight cylinder engines.
The entry level model in the U.S. will be the BMW X5 xDrive35i, while the high-end version will carry the xDrive50i badge. In between them, the xDrive35d will continue to be the only diesel offering in the U.S. X-family.
To go along with what BMW has been doing lately for the 3-Series LCI, 335is, and F10 5-Series, the X5 features corona rings, or halos as most like to call them, that are full LEDs. As you can see in the picture, the fog lamps have now been placed higher on the bumper to allow better light emitting when off-roading, or in darker conditions. And to continue following the lead of all new BMWs, the rear taillights get a new L-shaped LED design.
There are a new choice in exterior colors, too, which include, Deep Sea Blue, Platinum Grey and Sparkling Bronze. New interior choices are, Oyster and Cinnamon Brown for the upgraded Nevada Leather option.
The 2011 BMW X5 will go on sale this Spring and pricing will follow in the next weeks.
2011 BMW X5 Photo Gallery