Our scoop photographers put down their cameras and picked up their camcorders to capture the first footage of the next BMW X5 luxury SUV undergoing winter weather tests in Europe.
As you can see for yourself in the video that follows below, BMW engineers were trying out the new X5's handling and vehicle dynamics on the snow.
We'll see changes taking place under the hood as well, as BMW plans to expand the range with two hybrid models, one using a 306HP straight-six petrol and a 40kW/54HP electric motor integrated into an 8-speed auto transmission, and the other combining a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with an electric motor.
The newly revealed 3.0-liter tri-turbocharged diesel with 381-horses found in the current X5 M50d will make appear on the new X5, while we'll also see more M Performance models added to the range.
The V8-powered M models will follow after the presentation of the new X5 (codenamed F15) in late 2013.