BMW is set to broaden the design of its ‘X’ family as shown by this rendering of the 2014 BMW X5 by German magazine Auto Zeitung.
Most prominent is the new grille, which is both larger and wider than the current design and similar to that seen on the latest generation 3-Series.
The headlights will use LED technology and the tail-light assembly will be redesigned using the layering concept as seen on BMW’s Vision EfficientDynamics concept that allows for more depth to the surface.
There are more pronounced character lines that flow down the side panels, too, which enhance the vehicle’s masculine look.
The new BMW X5 is based on the F15 platform, which is a modular design that will allow the company to build multiple cars off the same platform and reduce overall production costs over the vehicle line-up.
Equipped with petrol and diesel powertrains, the 2014 BMW X5 will also get hybrid technology combining an electric motor with a 2.0-litre diesel engine. The 15kW electric motor adds support to the 152kW produced by the diesel unit.
The new BMW X5 is expected to make its world debut in late 2013. ––Paul DucheneBack to News