Although the current X5’s was only introduced three year’s ago, a successor of the X5 is said to be in advanced stages of development.
According to Autocar the next X5 will share the firm’s new Cluster architecture (CLAR) with the upcoming flagship X7.
The next-gen X5 should be available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Powertrains will include a 3.0-liter straight-six engine, a new twin-turbo V8 and a 6.0-liter V12 in range-topper versions. A hybrid variant may well join the lineup at a later stage.
BMW says it will not just extend the wheelbase of the next X5 for the next X7, but that it will be treated as a completely new vehicle.
Previous info hinted towards two versions of the flagship X7 SUV, a 7-seater and a different looking 4-seater ‘niche vehicle’. Rather than borrowing the engine lineup from the new X5, the X7 is expected to “pick engines from the entire BMW range.“