EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN
The 2018 BMW X5 will bring some changes which will keep its fresh look and make it competitive in all segments. The vehicle will be sportier than the previous model. The 2018 BMW X5 will lose about 175 kg net weight. This is because its body will be made of lightweight materials like high-strength steel, aluminium and carbon fiber. This way the vehicle will reach higher speed but also it will be and more fuel-efficient. The new 2018 BMW X5 will include bigger 21-inch wheels with increased wheelbase for better stability. This way the car will be capable to go on any terrain. Modern look headlamps of the new 2018 BMW X5 will receive rounded smooth rings. Front grille will get stronger look, and it is expected that the front bumper comes supported by servo motors that will provide sufficient control while opening. When it comes to the interior of the new model, three words are just enough to describe it: comfort, luxury and safety. The new 2018 BMW X5 model will come with a lot more style and space. This model is capable to accommodate five passengers – a real family car. Seats will be covered with the finest materials. The dashboard will be touch-sensitive with a 10/25-inch touchscreen display. Seat belts, airbags Automatic Park assist system, lane changing and overtaking assist will guarantee safety.
BMWs typically have a shelf life of seven years but that won’t be the case for the current X5 whose successor is already out testing.
Though heavily camouflaged, the prototype reveals a new, more dynamic look dominated by the pronounced shake nose hood and grille treatment. It also reveals that the redesigned X5 will grow in size compared to the third-generation model currently on sale, which should lead to more interior space.
The third-gen X5 was introduced for the 2014 model year but its underpinnings are shared with the second-gen X5 on sale since the 2007 model year. This fourth-gen model, which we’re currently expecting to arrive in late 2017, as a 2018 model, won’t have anything in common with its predecessors.
It will ride on the SUV version of BMW’s modular platform that debuted in the 2016 7-Series and has since appeared in the 2017 5-Series. Referred to internally as a CLAR, short for Cluster Architecture, the platform combines lightweight materials such as aluminum and magnesium—and carbon fiber in the case of the 7-Series—with conventional steel to save weight while increasing rigidity and strength.
The SUV version of the CLAR platform should appear first in a redesigned X3, also due out in 2017. The platform is also pegged for an X7 full-size SUV that BMW has confirmed for launch in 2018.
2018 BMW X5 POWERTRAIN
The 2018 BMW X5 will be available with several petrol and diesel engines, beside already mentioned hybrid variant. The base model will be powered with a V6 gasoline engine with a 3.0-liter displacement. This engine is capable to deliver 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This engine shall be coupled with eight speed automatic transmission and it will be available in either RWD or FWD.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
There is still no accurate information when the new 2018 BMW X5 is going to be released, but it is expected that it will happen in the second half of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017. It will be more expensive than its predecessor, and the price will start from $70,000.