Although still wearing sizable amounts of camouflage, the prototype does betray the newcomer's silhouette which now takes after the X1, while its underpinnings will be shared with the forthcoming 5-series and recently unveiled 7-series.
According to reports, the use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre, magnesium and aluminium will result in a substantial weight reduction of between 250-300 kg compared to the current F15 generation X5.
On the power side, expect the X5 to mirror the engine line-up of the 5-series with a range of four, six and eight-cylinder TwinPower petrol options, as well as four and six-cylinder turbodiesels. A plug-in hybrid model as per BMW iPerformance sub-range and a high performance X5 M will become available in due course.
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