The BMW X5 is SUV have been around for some time now and it seems that all this is true, according to our source in Munich. Apparently, the BMW F15 X5 will have a five-year lifecycle that will end in 2018 when it receives a drastic upgrade.
2018 Bmw X5 Design
The next compact crossover BMW X5 will be built on the same platform as the 7 Series, which features an impressive cluster architecture. The design platform supports a combination of carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, and steel construction. This mixture results in a considerable weight reduction compared to the current model X5. Thus, the new car will benefit from better aerodynamic power and better fuel economy as well as excellent road stability. The front panel features a larger version of the company’s signature dual grid kidney, while the LED headlights and bumpers remain similar to those of the predecessor. Its rear end also appears quite similar to the current BMW X5, but seems more redefined with more premium design. The vehicle looks more sporty with a more inclined roofline. It runs on beautiful alloy wheels.
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2018 Bmw X5 Interior Features
Switching to the inside cabin, the luxurious SUV brings a more beautiful and comfortable cabin. The interior is very spacious and can seat up to 5 passengers. There is ample room for the head and legs as well as the luggage room. The occupants will enjoy comfortable rides, thanks to the thin leather upholstery on the seats. The steering wheels and dashboard also feature a high quality material padding that combines high quality aluminum, leather and wood. The dashboard has been revised with a new instrument cluster with a wider TFT touch screen.
The infotainment system on 2018 BMW X5 will be upgraded with a more modern air conditioner, smartphone ingratiation, satellite navigation, automatic air conditioning among others. BMW has not let any stone turn around when it comes to safety gear. The vehicle will include the rear-view camera, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency brake system, high-end seat belts and airbags, lane departure warning system, Dead center and others.
When it comes to the engine range, expect the 2018 BMW X5 to match the new 5 series. This basically means that it will offer four-, six- and eight-cylinder powertrains, both gasoline and diesel. The new modular platform will allow plug-in hybrid transmission similar to that found in the 530th. The rumor also wants that the variant rank-topping M joins the range at a later date. He is most likely to borrow his engine from the M5 which uses a 4.4-liter V8 double-turbo doing 600 hp.
With the arrival of the BMW X7 2018, the X5 will no longer be the flagship model SUV of the brand. However, the all-new 2018 BMW X5 will be more than a rival worthy of the next Mercedes GLE. Not only that, it should pose a big threat to the rest of this increasingly competitive segment.
The SUV version of the CLAR platform should appear first in a redesigned X3, also due in 2017. The platform is also attached to a full size X7 that BMW has confirmed for launch in 2018.