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      01-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #1

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2014 BMW X5 Images leaked!

2014 BMW X5 Images leaked!
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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.

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Compare with our spyshots seen earlier (

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      01-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #2

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      01-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Rear end looks too X3-ish to me. At least the front avoided that treatment.

Will reserve final judgement for high-res pictures and in-person impressions but my first thought is....meh. Doesn't significantly move the game on like it did from Gen 1 to Gen 2. Looks more like an LCI than a complete overhaul.

Disappointed. It's certainly not awful, IMO. But nothing to get excited about.
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      01-14-2013, 10:34 AM   #4

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Looks like a mix between a Dodge Durango and a Grand Cherokee

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      01-14-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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      01-14-2013, 10:36 AM   #6
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It's OK I guess. I'm not in the market for an X5 anyways. My biggest gripe is that it looks overly busy --the BMW signature elements should be left to speak for themselves.
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      01-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #7

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Looks like an infinity, the current X5 looks better
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Originally Posted by alofoque View Post
Looks like a mix between a Dodge Durango and a Grand Cherokee

I was thinking that the X5 had mated with the Dodge Ram, but I think you nailed it.
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Not immediately a looker, but might be a grower. Bet it looks better in the flesh.

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I suddenly like the E70 body more now... This is sad. The Msport / M better look drop dead gorgeous.
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Back looks exactly the same as X3. X3 isn't a bad looking car, but I'd like the exterior to shout out that I paid much more to this than an X3

Front looks OK, I can get used to that...

But still... Current X5 is a brilliant design. I don't think that this one is going to have the same elegant yet strong presence

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Originally Posted by Vladiik View Post
OMG so ugly ... bye bye X series welcome Audi to me..
Me too! I can't get over the miniature wheel/tire setup they put on X cars. I'm sure the new Q7 will look great.
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Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
Looks like an infinity, the current X5 looks better
I was just thinking that.

I'll probably be more interested in an LCI version of the 07-13 model than one of these 2014 ones.
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I don't believe these pictures do the new x5 justice. I remember hating the e70 x5 when it came out and i remember many people of the forum hating it as well. My guess is that the f15 will without a doubt be gorgeous.
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I like everything except the fog lights. On all the BMW SAVs, they just look like a stuck-on afterthought. "Oh we gotta put a round foglight somewhere!"
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      01-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #19
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I need some time for this to grow on me. Undecided on whether or not I like it at this point.

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Originally Posted by Needsdecaf View Post
Rear end looks too X3-ish to me.
Oh jeez I was wondering what I disliked so much about it and then I saw this. Couldn't agree more. Hopefully this looks better in person or in better photos and if they have it in Detroit next week I'll make my decision then
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Originally Posted by Vladiik View Post
OMG so ugly ... bye bye X series welcome Audi to me..
Lol I agree it's not that nice, but it can never be as fugly as Q series.

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      01-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #22
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How much bigger is this than the model it replaces? I am curious to see specs/dimensions, etc. Hopefully it will have more cargo capacity and a functional third row.
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