The fourth generation of the famous crossover will come as 2019 BMW X5. Those are latest reports about this iconic luxury SUV, which is in production for about 18 years.
The original model came in 1999. The first two generations were in production for about seven years, but it looks like the current third-generation model will end its production a little bit sooner. The reason for that is because the company has developed a completely new, highly modular platform, which is already in use for new 5 and 7 Series sedans. This architecture will bring many improvements and it is also expected 2019 X5 to be bigger than its predecessors.
With this redesign, we are about to see various novelties. Besides new look and cabin, we will see a new palette of engines and many other mechanical improvements. The new model will have its premiere somewhere in mid-2018.
2019 BMW X5 redesign
The new version of the famous crossover will come earlier than we expected. The current model is in production since 2014 and it will be replaced after only 5 years. Reasons for this are not slow sales or something like that. Moreover, this model is one of the best-selling crossovers in the class. The real reason is about new architecture.
The company developed a completely new, highly modular platform, which already underprints brand’s mid-size and full-size sedans. This new architecture brings many benefits. It includes a new palette of engines. Some of the gasoline units will be completely new for this occasion. Also, there are many other great things about the new platform. It utilizes lightweight materials so we can expect some savings, just it was in the case with new sedans. The new model will be lighter, but also bigger, which will also provide more space inside.
2019 BMW X5 exterior and interior design
The 2019 BMW X5 will get a completely new styling, as well as new cabin design. The test model of the new generation has been spotted. However, it is still completely camouflaged. Despite its heavy cover, we can clearly see its overall shape, which is not going to be much different from the current model. On the other side, we expect to see a completely new design language, which will include new front and rear ends. Just like it is the case with all German cars, these changes will not be radical, but more evolutional. So, the new 2019 BMW X5 will come with the new design of headlights, new grille, bumper, hood etc. On the other end, we are about to see a new tailgate, taillights, rear bumper and other details. The interior should also come completely new, but we don’t have more precise details at the moment.
2019 BMW X5 engines
The 2019 BMW X5 should come with the same engine lineup as recently redesigned 5 Series sedan. When it comes to gasoline units, the base model will feature a 2.0-liter inline-four, which is good for 181 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. The same engine is available in a configuration with 248 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The next one is a 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit with 340 horses and 330 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a 4.4-liter V8, which is good for about 460 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque. We will also see familiar diesel engines in the offer, with a displacement of 2.0 and 3.0 liters, with a power range between 188 and 394 horsepower.
A hybrid version should also come. It will combine a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with electric motor and battery pack.
2019 BMW X5 release date and price
The 2019 BMW X5 should have its premiere somewhere in the middle of next year, which sales should start a few months later. When it comes to price, we expect that the new model will go around 60.000 dollars in a base variant. Main competitors will be models like Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes Benz GLE and others.