Bavarian car maker prepares some novelties for 2018 BMW X5. This model is most popular crossover from this company and it is currently in the third generation. It originally came in 1999, as one of the first luxury crossovers around. The current generation is present for about four years, since 2013. The company already prepares some changes. The testing model has been spotted. If we consider that production cycle of this crossover usually lasts for about seven years, it is more likely that 2018 X5 will come with some major updates than with complete overhaul. According to the latest reports, we will see many new visual updates and new features inside. On the other side, mechanical aspect of the car should carry on in pretty same manner.
2018 BMW X5 changes
The 2018 BMW X5 will come with some big changes. Despite the fact that current version is just four years old, many believe that this model will come completely redesigned. There are many reliable sources that suggest this scenario. The first reason to believe in this is a testing model that has been spotted recently. The interesting thing about this mule is that it comes with complete camouflage, which is pretty unusual for the mid-cycle update, especially when it is about German manufacturers. Another thing that indicates complete redesign is a rumor about the new platform. According to several reports, 2018 BMW X5 will ride on a new modular platform that debuted in 2016 7 Series. This platform is highly modular and despite the fact that it was originally used for a full-size sedan, this crossover will continue with similar, mid-size dimensions. It will also continue with two rows of seats, while third will be optional.
2018 BMW X5 engine
When it is about the powertrain, 2018 BMW X5 will most likely continue with same engines as the current model. There will be two petrol and two diesel units on the offer. When it comes to gasoline engines, there is a 3.0-liter inline six scroll turbo engine, which has a max output of 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. There is also a 4.4-liter V8 engine, which is good for 444 horses and 480 pound-feet of max torque. When it comes to diesel, base model features a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine with 215 horses. There is also a 3.0 liter V6, which comes with three different output variants, with 254, 309 and 376 horses. All engines come in a pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2018 BMW X5 release date
The 2018 BMW X5 should come by the end of the year.