The new F15 BMW X5 has been unveiled earlier today. Compared to the outgoing model, the new X5 is 1.25 inches longer, 1/2 inches shorter, and about 1/4 inches wider. The length of the new BMW X5 is 192.3 in (4,886 mm), width is 76.2 in (1,938 mm) and height is measured at 69.3 in (1,938 mm). The wheelbase is 115.4 (2,933 mm), compared to 115.5 (2,933 mm) for the E70 model.
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Despite the increase in weight, the xDrive35i model is lighter by 170 lbs while the xDrive50i lighter by 230 lbs than its predecessor.
The new BMW X5 comes with three distinctive lines: xLine, Luxury and M Sport, all available at launch time in September.
Design wise, the F15 X5 builds atop the current model and has some design cues from the X3. The Air Curtains make a debut on the X models with the new X5, along with the Air Breathers on the side. For the first time BMW introduces Vertical Aero Blades that work in conjunction with the roof spoiler.
Furthermore, to improve aerodynamics, the new BMW X5 features air deflectors on the front wheel arches. The interior looks classic BMW and again isn’t braking new ground but has added nice enhancements such as an button activated tailgate, larger storage compartments.
The all new X5 still has short overhangs with a stretched wheelbase and just like the second generation X5 can remarkably accommodate available third row seating
Inside, BMW fitted a new 10.2 inch free-standing LCD display controlled by the new iDrive Touch knob. BMW continues to offer optional third row seats.
As always, BMWBLOG has put together a visual comparison with the previous generation E70 BMW X5. Please tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.