2019 BMW X5 Drops More Camo, Shows Sharper Lighting Units

A revealing prototype for the fourth-generation BMW X5 SUV was spotted testing on public roads with most of its lines and styling details properly visible.

Until now, our best look at the 2019 X5 came back in November when two lightly-covered prototypes were seen just outside BMW’s Spartanburg factory.

In these spy shots from our CarPix partners we can see even more details, such as the LED fog lights, or the belt line that climbs towards the rear door handle and then continues its path towards the edge of the taillights. It makes the all-new X5 appear more muscular than the outgoing model.

We had a feeling the redesigned taillights might be smaller than before, towards the inner and outer edges. And indeed, gone are the L-shape units, replaced by a sharper, sort of horizontal fang, perhaps a little reminiscent of the taillights on an Audi Q5.

By utilizing the CLAR (cluster architecture) platform, like the all-new 5 and 7-Series models, the 2019 BMW X5 is said to be longer, lighter and more rigid. Inside, we expect it to boast at least the same level of active safety and connectivity as the 5-Series, while providing passengers with more room for themselves as well as for their luggage.

A variety of petrol and diesel units should be available across the range, while the flagship X5 M version is expected to pack the same 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that breathes life into the all-new M5. A total of 600 or more HP should be available for the X5 M.

The 2019 BMW X5 will be unveiled sometime later this year.

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  • Adilos Nave

    That grill could give children nightmares! At this point, why even have bumpers on the front of cars? Why not just make the entire front end a big mincing machine?

    • Kaisuke971

      I think the grilles appears bigger because of the camouflage, especially on the headlights. They do have a decent size but they’ll make more sense when BMW reveals the whole design

      • StrangerGP

        no they won’t, BMW keeps making them bigger and I reckon they won’t stop until there will be no more space in the front

    • Bo Hanan

      “Why not just make the entire front end a big mincing machine?”
      -See entire Lexus lineup.

  • Kaisuke971

    Wtf it looks like an Audi from the rear, they seem to have completely ditched the X5’s signature tail light design. And i doubt it’s the camouflage because we can see the contours of the tail lights, and they don’t have the same shape as the other X5s

  • Harry_Wild

    I may get a full size American SUV this time round. $70K just to much for a midsize now.

  • Yilmaz Yasar

    What an ugly shoulder line

  • GE90man

    The back look likes an Audi

  • no25

    man, BMW joins Audi, Lexus, and Mercedes with the too-large-grille trend.

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