BMW has seen an experimental prototype for an updated X5 that will be coming to market soon.
Updates for the popular mid-size SUV will form a mid-cycle update for the current fourth-generation X5 that arrived in 2018 as the 2019 model. Look for the updated version to arrive in 2022 as a 2023 model It should come together with an updated version of the related X6, which is also out of the test.
External changes will be mild, judging by the prototype. Look for new interiors for light and modified facies front and rear. There may also be some updates to the interior, including a more advanced infotainment system with a larger screen similar to what we see in the iX electric SUV.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. In the United States, the X5 is offered with a choice of a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 or 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The inline-6 plug-in is available in hybrid camouflage while the V-8 can spit on an X5M spit at 600 hp standard camouflage and 617 hp on an X5M competition model. Look for the newly developed S68 unit, also the V-8 to be replaced by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo mill, which has been announced for the updated 2023 X7 and the redesigned 2023 7-Series.
At least don’t expect a battery-electric powertrain with this generation. BMW is fulfilling that role with the aforementioned iX. A fuel cell-electric version will be offered in 2022, albeit for demonstration purposes only.
Production of the X5 for worldwide sale is conducted at the BMW Group plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Sales in the U.S. alone reached 60,725 units last year, the best result in the history of nameplates.