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Fresh look for BMW's X5

2009-05-07 09:24
The time has come for BMW to facelift its X5 SAV, and while these images don't show much in the way of aesthetic changes, expect a hot new engine to join the line-up.

BMW has not gone to too much trouble to disguise this X5 snapped testing, but this is, of course, merely a nip and tuck.

It seems the front bumper will receive the most attention and from these images it appears bolder than the current model's.

A new rear bumper will also be introduced.

Changes lurking beneath the metal could be a lot more significant, though since BMW tends to introduce a new engine with each new model or facelift.
A few options are worth considering.

BMW has been exhibiting its concept ActiveHybrids and an X6 hybrid has already been spied testing.

Another possibility is the new 408 kW 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 that will be used in the upcoming X5 (and X6) M.


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