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U Spy: All-New BMW X5 And 8-Series Coupe Cruising Through Slovenia 27
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 8-Series, BMW Scoops, BMW X5, Scoops, U Spy on 11 27th, 2017


Since both the new BMW X5 and 8-Series cars will be launched sometime next year, your favorite Bavarian automaker is still busy testing as many prototypes as it can in cities around the world.

One of our readers, Miha, caught these two cars on camera in Ljubljana, Slovenia recently, and at least as far as the X5 is concerned, the SUV seems to be one of the earlier prototypes.

Judging by its license plate, it was probably registered around the same time as this G05 X5 prototype, spotted in Copenhagen back in April. As you can see, the camouflage is just as heavy, revealing very little about the SUVs shape and design elements.

Thankfully, we already caught a glimpse of the new X5 wearing very light camouflage earlier this month. Compared to the current model, the new car features a leaner exterior with larger kidney grilles, a more pronounced shark nose and possibly even smaller taillights.

Underneath all that, the all-new BMW X5 utilizes the automaker’s CLAR (cluster architecture) modular platform, also found in the 5-Series and 7-Series – with which it will share a variety of petrol and diesel engines. Some sources suggest that the 2019 X5 could be up to 250-300 kg (550 lbs to 660 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, something that will help improve performance, handling and fuel economy figures.

As for the 8-Series Coupe, the Germans are playing their cards very close to the chest when it comes to its design, although we know it will resemble the 8-Series Concept, the question is, how closely?

While this particular prototype is just as well-camouflaged as any of the other cars we’ve seen, we have actually taken a peak inside the cabin on a separate occasion and we can tell you that there are some similarities to the Concept, specifically the button configuration or the gauge cluster.

Like the new X5, the 8-Series will also utilize the CLAR platform, offering customers a choice of Coupe or Convertible, with an M8 version set to take its rightful place as the flagship of the range.

Thanks to Miha

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New 2019 BMW X5 Drops Heavy Camo To Reveal Brawnier Design 6
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW M, BMW Scoops, BMW X5, featured, new cars, Scoops on 11 6th, 2017


BMW’s next-generation X5 SUV was spotted outside the automaker’s Spartanburg factory wearing a very different type of camouflage than we’re used to seeing.

In fact, it’s more of a wrap than a proper camouflage job, which is usually more thorough and will sometimes include body cladding to throw you off the scent of what’s really going on design-wise.

These images show two G05 BMW X5 prototypes out and about, apparently wearing their M Performance duds, including sporty two-tone wheels with blue brake calipers.

Right off the bat, we’re tempted to say goodbye to the old model’s chunky exterior, as this new-generation model seems leaner yet more masculine at the same time – as if it went through a serious workout regimen. And no, this wasn’t as obvious on previous prototypes, which were a lot better camouflaged.

Meanwhile, these prototypes are clearly wearing their production headlights, which we first saw back in August, when we also detected a hint of blue inside the optical units, a giveaway for Laserlight technology. Aside from the previously-mentioned M Performance kit, we can also spot the new and much larger kidney grilles, the more pronounced shark nose and what could be smaller taillights – at least the edges are clearly smaller.

Also, if this new X5 seems longer than the current/previous model, that’s because it is. The growth spurt is there to accommodate passengers and luggage.

The 2019 BMW X5 will ride on the same CLAR (cluster architecture) modular platform used by the all-new 5-Series and the 7-Series. This means that we can count on it being more rigid and weighing less than the outgoing model, as some rumors suggest up to 250-300 kg being dropped (550 lbs to 660 lbs).

As for power units, expect a similar crop to what you currently find on the 5 and 7-Series. This variety of petrol and diesel engines should also include a plug-in hybrid and twin-turbo V8 M-powered model, with upwards of 600 horses.

Expect the 2019 BMW X5 to debut sometime towards the end of next year.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

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BMW Launches X5 Special And X6 M Sport Editions 11
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X5, BMW-X6, new cars on 10 11th, 2017


BMW announced a pair of new special editions for the X5 and X6 models, which bring more equipment and exclusive features.
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Six-Wheel, Two-Door BMW X5 Is Not Your Average School Bus 9
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW X5, tuning on 10 9th, 2017


Nautiluz Creation specializes in aftermarket sound systems, which are taken to the extremes every once in a while, for show reasons.
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2019 BMW X5 To Come With “New” Straight-Six And V8 Petrol Engines 6
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X5, Reports on 10 6th, 2017


The new BMW X5 is set to arrive in 2019 in the US, reportedly powered by also new petrol engines.
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2019 BMW X5 Hits The Road With Laser Lights 14
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW Scoops, BMW X5, new cars, Scoops on 08 14th, 2017


Aside from BMW fitting this 2019 X5 prototype with production headlights and taillights, it also appears that when it comes to this SUV's front end, the Bavarian automaker might be readying a surprise.
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Spied: 2019 BMW X5 M Coming Fast With 600 Horses 19
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW Scoops, BMW X5, BMW X5M, Scoops on 07 19th, 2017


BMW took the 2019 X5 M for some testing at its Nurburgring facilities and our spies were there to capture the moment.
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BMW Group Posts Record Sales During First Half-Year 13
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW 1-Series, BMW 1-Series Sedan, BMW 7-Series, BMW X1, BMW X5, MINI, Reports, Rolls Royce Phantom, Rolls-Royce on 07 13th, 2017


It has been a record-setting first half-year for the BMW Group, which delivered a total of 1,220,819 vehicles to customers around the world, up 5 percent compared to the first six months of 2016.
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2019 BMW X5 Rendering Draws Inspiration From All-New X3 9
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in BMW, BMW X3, BMW X5, Renderings on 07 9th, 2017


Although the next-generation BMW X5 could be as far as two years away from hitting the market, one brave soul has decided to render the SUV anyway.
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BMW’s Spartanburg Factory Becomes The Brand’s Largest Production Location 26
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW-X6, Donald Trump, Reports on 06 26th, 2017


BMW had more to announce today than just the all-new X3, as their Spartanburg plant in South Carolina has officially became the company’s largest production location.
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BMW’s Spartanburg Factory Becomes The Brand’s Largest Production Location 26
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in BMW, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW-X6, Donald Trump, Reports on 06 26th, 2017


BMW had more to announce today than just the all-new X3, as their Spartanburg plant in South Carolina has officially became the company’s largest production location.
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BMW X5 Looks Ready To Tackle Some Steep Virtual Slopes 9
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW X5, Renderings on 06 9th, 2017


Midsize luxury SUVs, such as the BMW X5, are mostly known for their kid hauling abilities rather than coping with harsh environment.
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BMW X5 Looks Ready To Tackle Some Steep Virtual Slopes 9
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW X5, Renderings on 06 9th, 2017


Midsize luxury SUVs, such as the BMW X5, are mostly known for their kid hauling abilities rather than coping with harsh environment.
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Watch Out, BMW’s X5 M And X6 M Could Be Mislabeled! 4
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW X5, BMW X5M, BMW X6M, BMW-X6, NHTSA, Recalls on 06 4th, 2017


BMW has to issue recalls from time to time, just like any other automaker. This one, however, affects two of its most powerful performance models – those being the latest 2017-model X5 M and X6 M.
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BMW 440i Gran Coupe Makes For A Flashy But Impractical Ambulance 11
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 2-Series, BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer, BMW 4-Series, BMW 5-Series, BMW X1, BMW X5, motorcycles, Police Cars on 05 11th, 2017


BMW offers a whole range of cars, sport-utes, and even motorcycles that make for good first-responder vehicles. The 4 Series is not one of them, but that's precisely what the Bavarian automaker is showcasing this week at Europe's principal emergency vehicle exposition.
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