2014 BMW X5 Spy Photos

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

With a recent refresh BMW is already testing its next-generation X5 SUV – or Sports Activity Vehicle as they like to call it. Code named the F15, the new X5 will ride on a modified version of the current vehicle’s platform, although it is expected to undergo significant weight savings. The use of lighter materials is expected in order to drop several hundred pounds and keep up with rivals.

This weight reduction is expected to help cut fuel consumption significantly, as will continually improved engines. Both turbocharged six and eight cylinder engines are expected, as well as a diesel, hybrid and X5 M models. If the weight reduction plan is significant enough BMW may even be able to utilize its new turbocharged 4-cylinder.

Look for the new BMW X5 to head into production at the brand’s Spartanburg, SC plant in late 2013 and hit dealers shortly thereafter as a 2014 model year vehicle.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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