The BMW X5, introduced in 1999, has long since developed into one of the brand’s most important series. The current, fourth-generation G05 has a success story …
The BMW X5, introduced in 1999, has long since developed into one of the brand’s most important series. The current, fourth-generation G05 has seamlessly continued the success story of its predecessor, with over 70,000 units of the luxury SUV and its coupé variant X6 sold in the USA alone in 2021, and almost 180,000 units worldwide in the first three quarters. In the coming months, we will see numerous prototypes again, because the BMW X5 Facelift (G05 LCI) is planned for the beginning of 2023 and is now being intensively prepared for its market launch.
A current Photoshop design from GermanysFinest43 shows what the revised luxury SUV could look like. He drew the BMW X5 Facelift 2023 based on current photos with narrower front headlights and new aprons, the latter being based on the angular look of the X3 Facelift (G01 LCI). The larger air inlets in the front apron ensure that the largely unchanged double kidney grille appears a bit smaller than before. We expect even smaller changes at the front to the rear of the BMW X5, which meets the customer’s taste very well.
It is still unclear what changes BMW is planning to make to the interior of the X5. It would be conceivable that with the 2023 facelift the large curved display from the iX will also find its way into the X5 and X6 – otherwise, the two luxury SUVs would fall a little behind, after all, the curved double display itself will be in the lot this year cheaper 3-series.
Another contribution to the global success of the X5 will soon be made by the long-wheelbase version of the BMW X5, which is only built in China and will most likely only be available in China. In addition, the Munich-based company uses the large SUV as the basis for the BMW iX5 with hydrogen fuel cell.
The BMW X7 Facelift (G07 LCI) will provide an even greater visual differentiation to the larger X7 in the second half of 2022. The luxury SUV is given a fundamentally new front with so-called split headlights, like those of the 7 Series (G70) and i7. Photo;Motor.es