Lately, spyshots are often circulated which are claimed to be the facelifted version of the BMW X5 being prepared. From road tests to the latest in snow, the X5 facelift aka LCI (life cycle impulse) shows a number of visual changes, even though its body is covered in camouflage. Not yet confirmed for the X5 or X5 M, which clearly shows a more aggressive style for this luxury SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle).
You can see the facelifted version of the BMW X5 has a radically sculpted new bumper. There is also an air vent. In the center is a hexagonal object, possibly an ADAS sensor to aid in driving. Then on the side inserted a kind of gills (air curtain) in the shape of the letter J.
Then the front highlight is confirmed to use BMW Laser Headlight technology, just like the existing model. So, not just an ordinary LED. The glow can also be adjusted (adaptive). The facelifted model features slimmer headlight housings and a slightly revised grille. Certainly not as big as The President X7’s. The shape is still pleasing to the eye, feels not excessive.
However, little is known about the use of the new bumper. It may also be deliberately prepared for the M Sport variant. Because this prototype model is seen using a braking system with blue M Sport calipers. Then regarding the proportions of the stern, not much has changed from the current model. The shape of the tail lights, the position of the exhaust holes and a pair of reflectors attached to both sides. Just a different wheel design.
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The change was allegedly continued in the cabin. Because previous spy photos show the SUV will adopt a minimalist shifter, updated switchgear and interior layout inspired by the iX series. The digital instrument cluster may measure 12.3 inches, while the infotainment system should have at least a 14.9-inch display. Leather material (soft touch) to decorate a number of panels and car seats should still be available. The premium impression highlighted by the X5 is sure not to fade.
More on powertrain options. BMW has confirmed plans to use hydrogen power. But built in limited numbers for demonstration and testing purposes. Known as the iX5 Hydrogen, the car will feature two carbon fiber reinforced hydrogen storage tanks. And the electric motor produces 369 HP (275 kW / 374 PS).
When referring to regular gasoline engines such as the Indonesian market version X5 xDrive40i. The unit uses a 3.0-liter engine using a twin-scroll turbocharger, Valvetronic fully variable valve timing, Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and High Precision Direct Injection. The maximum pressure of 350 bar ensures that the fuel is delivered in very precise doses. This six-cylinder pacemaker produces a maximum output of 340 HP between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm. While the peak torque of 450 Nm is available from 1,500 – 5,200 rpm. This option may be retained.