With the release plan of BMW X5 2018, a lot of auto enthusiasts are expecting with such a giddiness that it actually hurts – and rather confusing. Of course, the company hasn’t said anything in details about the creation and production but we can draw our own conclusion based on the spyshot images available on the net. Some of the images have the revealed the design in the subtlest manner so you can tell what the overall construction is all about.
Development and Plan
According to the company, the new BMW X5 2018 has been moving to the production stage, leaving the test mule stage behind. And if you see the latest pictures of the test mule shots, you should be able to see that the new ride is somewhat coming with better dynamic and features – and hopefully also better performance as well.
Sure, the test mule ride is still heavily cloaked but you can see some of the general designs and shapes, such as the rather big kidney grilles, the active shutter design, and other things that will affect the handle and performance. The new model is given name G05 and it should be the fourth generation from the X5 line. Even the F12 model launched around 2014 was still considered a generation although it was coming with the E70 chassis. It is safe to say that the modular CLAR architecture (visible on the 7 series from 2016 and the 5 Series from 2017) will experience a lot of change.
When compared to the current one, the new BMW X5 2018 will not be extremely different and it won’t look similar to the X7 design. Moreover, with the combination of aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber, not only this model will be more solid but it is also be lighter – try 150 kilos lighter. The new construction and platform will also increase the stiffness. When combined with the suspension change, you can expect better and more enjoyable driving experience. At least, you don’t have to break a sweat to control it.
There is no detail about the powertrain and how BMW is going to come with their engine arrangement. However, a lot of people have predicted that this model will likely be coming with the same engine line as the 5 Series – and also the 7 Series. Let’s just hope that the new BMW X5 2018 won’t disappoint at all.