Apparently, the next generation of the BMW X5 can hit the roads earlier than it absolutely was with the previous generations. The typical seven-year lifespan is now paid down to five years and the 2018 BMW X5 can be the fourth-generation entry. The prototype of the upcoming X5 was spotted on several events with the thin hide which covers most of details but it is obvious that new X5 will feature more vibrant outdoor design. The model may also be created on the top of the new, greater but lighter platform and can offer the range of upgraded diesel and petrol engines. The Bavarian company will probably please the fans with the M-badged version but the plug-in hybrid is also planned. BMW will also improve interior comfort and upgrade electronics.
2018 BMW X5: LARGER BUT LIGHTER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE-LOOKING
Evaluating by the contours hidden under the thin layer of camo, the new 2018 BMW X5 will sport more vibrant look than the ongoing version. Clearly, visual changes on the new era X5 are not radical but body lines appear to be more refined and softer though some areas are more aggressively styled. The model will have obvious nose and greater version of the kidney grille. The roofline also seems to drop somewhat quicker and rear spoiler also runs it introducing sportier feel. The new X5 will even have a more sculpted tailgate and combined exhaust sites in the rear bumper.
Nevertheless, a more vibrant look just covers more important changes that occurred under the refreshed sheet metal. The basis of the new X5 is a modular CLAR platform that debuted on the 7-Series sedan. This modular architecture is structured from the lightweight combo of aluminum, carbon fiber strengthened plastic and high-tensile material which promise increased power and rigidity. Nevertheless, despite the X5 will be somewhat greater, modern design of the platform can make it lighter. Effects will be seen on model’s makeup and performance but the new platform also indicates enhanced electronics and protection features.
Interior of the model will even knowledge makeover. The more relaxed ride will be provided thanks to the larger body. The cabin design will also feature refreshed products and trims but familiar horizontal-oriented dash design and different aspects will not wander much from the current version and BMW’s vehicle line.
The new era X5 will even get upgraded infotainment system and its functions but BMW should also follow the latest styles in the safety aspect. BMW will, of course, equip this model with loads of comfort enchantments and different luxuries but more we will know nearer to model’s debut.
2018 BMW X5: POWERTRAINS
Below the hood department will get upgraded engine versions with improved performance and efficiency. Depending on the market, the 2018 BMW X5 can arrive with the new designs of the 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines. The model can utilize the new B-family of engines. The 2.0-liter turbo diesel units will be accessible on the Old Continent in sDrive25d and xDrive25d configurations. The 30d and 40d models will get the new B47 units. The xDrive35i version can evolve to xDrive40i with the new B58 engine. The twin-turbo V-8 can again be employed. We must also expect the M performance version to follow the regular version. The plug-in hybrid is also in the plan.
Unfortuitously, BMW hasn’t said what level of improvement in performance and efficiency might new engines provide. In regards to the US version, we expect the 3.0-liter petrol to jump from 300 hp to around 325 hp. The diesel engine won’t likely feature such level of improvement. The twin-turbo V-8 may likely stay around 445 hp but BMW might add a new entry four-cylinder engine option.
2018 BMW X5: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 BMW X5 is expected in late 2017. Price changes won’t be radical.