The time is ripe for the new X5 to be shown off, and these low quality and somewhat dithered images which were leaked onto the web, certainly look official.
Infact, the BMW X5 has been slowing dropping its camo to reveal more and more of its flesh and these images confirm our suspicions on the new design elements the X5 would inherit from the current BMW lineup.
Those elements being the BMW Air Curtain technology
which features air vents in the front bumper designed to channel air. These vents have been stylized somewhat with border contrasting color which befits the the SUV body much more.
Also seen here is the possibility of the front fender vent
, ie. the boomerang vent that we've seen on the F32 concept car. Its not clear from these photos if its simply an impression in the sheetmetal or an actual vent, but past spy photos have certainly suggest there would be an actual vent. We shall see.
And of course the most noticeable change is the adoption of headlights which connect to the kidney grills. A design element which I have to say works very well on the X5 which has overall thicker and larger headlamp units.
Other technologies we dont see here, but are expect to debut on the F15 X5 include a pedestrian airbag system and the iDrive Touch Controller System.
The new X5 is expected to weigh less than the current X5 and ride on a modified version of the F10 5 series chassis and continue being produced in BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina plant.
Compare with our spyshots seen earlier (http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783034