This is for BMW-unusually: After only five years, the brand shows already in the autumn of 2018, the successor to the X5. Now official images from the final test phase, to give a first impression of the look of the SUVs.
Why dispensed with BMW in the X5 to a model of care (internal LCI) and brings a completely new model? In addition to the already complex transition to the WLTP-consumption cycle and the Euro-6d-Temp-exhaust-gas standard, the X7 is to blame. He comes to the end of 2018 on the market and will be built as the X5 in the US plant in Spartanburg. For reasons of production simplification, both vehicles share the CLAR platform from BMW for vehicles with rear-wheel drive. As a result, a G is like the 7 series, 5 series, X3 and next 3-series at the beginning of the series. G05, the new X5 is called, G07 is for the X7. While the X7 due to its third row of seats is a very angular Design that mixes the new X5 elements of the previous look with bonds in the X3.
BMW tested the G05 under different conditions: The range extends from the Nürburgring, on the polar circle up to US-desert landscapes. Logically, finally, such a global popular car such as the X5 (30 percent of the production remain in the U.S.) in all climate zones, make a good impression. With a view on the reissue chassis are mentioned systems, the model for the first time for a BMW-X-available. The new Offroad is to offer a package of various powertrain and suspension settings for snow, Sand, Rock and gravel. Generally speaking, the X5 will share a lot of technology with the X7. BMW reveals in any case that an adaptive M suspension and for the first time, an Integral-active steering in the X5 range.(rh)