BMW cars typically undergo a generation change every seven years. Going by that time frame, the BMW X5 will be getting a new generation model in 2020. However, rumors have surfaced that the change may come one year early.
The next-generation BMW X5 could very well arrive in 2019. The German auto magazine Autobild, in fact, has already released a digital rendering of what they expect the vehicle to look like.
The image includes several notable changes from the current model. The headlights have been elongated, and the nose is a bit more upright. The kidney grille has also been redesigned and looks more similar to the grille for the 2017 BMW 5 series. The rear was redesigned as well, sporting sharper lines and planes. This gives it a sportier look.
It has also been confirmed that the next-generation BMW X5 will be built on the new CLAR architecture, the same platform to be used for the upcoming BMW X7. This will mean a base weight lighter by several hundred pounds.
In addition, several trims may also get the all-new B58 3-liter straight-six engine, delivering 320 horsepower. This will replace the current N55 engine. The B58 engine is expected to deliver improved fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Also, do not be surprised if the 2019 BMW X5 comes with a plug-in hybrid model as well as a high-performance M version.
Even if the next-generation BMW X5 debuts in 2019, that is still two years away. In the meantime, why not appreciate the current 2017 BMW X5? Stop by BMW of Ashville to check it out. You can talk to a BMW dealer serving Hendersonville, NC, to learn about the entire BMW X series.