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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 06-03-2011, 01:50 PM
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Automobile Mag Looks ahead to the 2014 BMW X5 and X6

Its never to early to start drooling about future models and Automobile Magazine gets us started with a combination of research and speculation about what BMW has up its german sleeve for the X5 and X6.

At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, BMW is expected to release the third iteration of the popular X5. Six months later, the new X6 is scheduled to see the light. Both models are based on a new components set known in-house as "X for all," a result of BMW's growing interest and expertise in all-wheel drive.

For the X5 and X6, "X for all" means new axles derived from the 5-series sedan. They will, according to BMW, help reduce the weight by up to 330-pounds. As a result, the lightest X5 replacement is said to undercut the two-ton mark by a small yet significant margin. An unfortunate victim of this new design is the X6's torque-vectoring rear differential, which works magically but adds weight and cost. Instead, BMW intends to offer the optional active steering, a self-leveling air suspension and Adaptive Drive, which employs adjustable anti-roll bars to suppress unwanted body movements. The three-way damper calibration system (normal, sport, comfort) and the related engine/transmission control are expected to be no-cost parts of the X5/X6 parcel.
All-new styling for the X5 likely refrains from the swoopy swooshiness of Adrian van Hooydonk's most recent creations like the 6-series coupe. The cabin layout is said to be remarkably close to the 5-series Gran Turismo
Although the X6 styling still won't be an object lesson in functional design, the coupe crossover does get a dose of practicality. A redesigned (and better looking) stern improves visibility and creates quantifiably more rear headroom
Flip over to Automobile Mag for the complete story on what they think is coming in 2014 and then let us know. Do you like what is in stock for the next X models?
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If it looks anything like the new 6 or 1er, i'll be so dissapointed.
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