Spy photographer Palbay brings us the first real life photos of the new 2014 BMW X5.
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Last week, BMW unveiled their third generation X5 which 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.
Seen below is also the previous generation E70 X5 alongside the F15 model, a shot that give us a closer look at the proportions of those two cars. 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.
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.
The white X5 is the xDrive50i model in the xLine configuration based on the chrome kidney grills. The other two have Black Kidney grills which we believe are the Luxury Line.