New spy shots of the redesigned BMW X5 M60i show the SUV with less camouflage than before. The lack of a cover gives a better look at the redesigned model, showing off the front bumper, headlights and grille in more detail. It’s a small but revealing change from the last time we saw the SUV earlier this year.
The X5 will feature a redesigned kidney grille, slimmer headlights and a sportier front bumper design. The update is just as subtle at the rear, with BMW tweaking the taillights and bumper. However, camouflage continues to cover the finer details of the style. This SUV will also receive an exhaust with a new design. Inside, the revamped X5 will receive BMW’s iDrive 8 system, featuring a dual-screen display setup on the dashboard and the latest digital amenities.
The BMW X5 M60i will arrive with a mild hybrid powertrain, pairing the brand’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a 48-volt system. Both will be linked to an eight-speed gearbox, with the same setup found in the recently revealed X7 M60i.
The powertrain makes 530 horsepower (389 kilowatts) in the larger SUV, and the X5 should be close to that output. The powerful X7 also delivers 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque. BMW will offer different engines for other X5 trims, including the X5 M, which should return with 617 hp (560 kW) under the hood of the Competition model.
The X5’s less robust trim will likely feature unique styling details that set it apart from the spicier models. We expect the non-M60i variant to look less sporty in comparison, with a firmer bumper and different wheel options. However, other X5 models will receive an updated interior with a dashboard look.
BMW has not announced when it will reveal the redesigned X5. All signs point to the SUV arriving on the US market for the 2024 model year, with it arriving in Europe first. With 2022 just around the corner, we expect the automaker to reveal the redesigned X5, including the M60i variant, early next year. But we won’t be disappointed if BMW surprises us by hosting its debut late 2022.