Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | April 16, 2018 10:36
BMW X5 drops more camo, shows off interior
It seems like it won't be long before the all-new BMW X5 will be fully revealed. Our ever vigilant spies were able to take photos of the upcoming large crossover with less camouflage plus a sneak peek of its interior. With that, it is possible that the world could see the 2019 X5 in the metal during the latter half of this year or early next year.
There is now a slightly clearer view of its front fascia. The grill shows thicker, chrome-finished slats and the general shape of the trim piece. Headlights now come with less camo, revealing slim units which are reminiscent of its smaller sibling, the X3. From the looks of it, this particular test car is a non-M Sport version as it comes with smaller corner air intakes. Also, the front apron is higher off the ground.
Meanwhile, the sides and the rear are still heavily camouflaged. There's the upward sweeping window line and, being a BMW, you can expect an appearance of a Hoffmeister Kink. However, there are less covers on the tail lights and these are slim units powered by LEDs. This generation of X5 appears to feature a low liftover tailgate.
Totally uncovered was the instrument cluster and it shows a fully-digital display. As for the steering wheel, it follows the form of the recently introduced BMW produced with a thick rim and a wider three-spoke design. Speaking of which, the wheel itself houses a lot of buttons, likely for the adaptive cruise control. There are even more buttons surrounding the gear selector. Meanwhile, the selector itself has been completely redesigned for a more cohesive look. As for the center stack, there are numerous polygonal shapes and the iDrive screen sits on top of the dash.