The BMW X5 M has not undergone a complete redesign, but the crossover will be updated like the rest of the model lineup. A recent spy shot captured the high-performance model wearing less camouflage and showing less grille. A pair of unofficial renderings from Kolesa.ru went a step further by peeling back the camouflage to imagine what the model would look like when it debuted.
The rendering depicts a sporty-looking crossover with a new, more angular grille design. The horizontal bar bisects it. The slim headlights are tucked under the front edge of the hood, adding to its aggressive look. The camouflage on the test vehicle makes it difficult to determine the final styling, but the rendering features a crossover featuring a sizable lower bumper opening flanked by corner vents.
We haven’t spied much on the back of the X5 M, and the rendering doesn’t show much of a change. The crossover features revamped taillights and new internal graphics that sit above the modified lower bumper and diffuser. The renders also depict the model’s large quad exhaust tips sticking out the back.
With the model undergoing a mid-cycle refresh, customers should not expect significant powertrain changes. The current model’s 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 will continue to power the X5 M. It produces 617 horsepower (460 kilowatts) in the current model, which shouldn’t change much for the revamped version.
We haven’t seen the crossover’s interior yet, and the renderings don’t show it. However, the X5 and X5 M could keep up with BMW’s other recent mid-cycle updates and receive the brand’s latest iDrive8 infotainment system. The update could radically change the interior layout to include a large display mounted on the system dashboard which requires a dashboard redesign.
BMW has not given any hints about when the new X5 M could debut. The automaker has yet to reveal a revised version of the regular X5, which often breaks down months before the M variant. Stay tuned for more as we head into the latter half of 2022, when we expect BMW to reveal both. The X5 and X5 M will go on sale sometime next year.