Seen here in our exclusive images, the new 2019 BMW X5 will represent an aesthetic step rather than a leap forward. To do this, expect to follow the lead of the latest BMW X3, with larger air vents, a more prominent double “kidney” grille, longer, thinner taillights and LED headlamps in series.
Sharing a mechanical backbone with the last square of the 5 Series should also bring a similar dashboard design. While the 2019 BMW X5 is already sumptuous, well built and sophisticated on the inside, the 5 Series makes things move significantly. It looks like its predecessor during the initial inspection, but it’s an elegant and technical interior, and with improvements that new X5 buyers are likely to appreciate. Apple CarPlay Wireless, the latest standalone systems, gesture control and connected news, media and traffic services from BMW should also be present.
The powertrains will all be shared with the 5 Series, mainly 3-cylinder in-line 3-liter. At least one hybrid plug-in will be offered, but we would not be surprised if there was a second. As we mentioned, there is almost a M50i performance model with the 4.4-liter V8. Given all the problems they had to overcome, it would be a shame not to have the M50d quad-turbo