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Old 16th January 2012, 15:25   #1
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All-new BMW X5 caught testing. Looks like, after the 7, 5 and 3, the X5 lines are also being mellowed down. More curves than cuts.

Codenamed F40, the new X5, according to brand experts at BMWBlog.com, wears a more flowing design, larger kidney grilles, LED-treated headlights following the shape seen on recently unveiled models.
The taillights will sport a completely new design perhaps using the layering techniques seen on the Vision concepts – they appear deeper on the surface and don’t wrap much around the sides.
The masculine character of the X5 is ready to rise further on the successor model with 3D layering and an interplay of concave and convex shapes on the side profile.
Under the hood, the transformation continues with the same intensity with the introduction of ActiveHybrid technology on the 2-liter diesel engine. A 15KW motor assists the four-pot oil burner and provides a combined output of 221hp.
Sales are expected to begin in Europe and America in late 2013, just after its world premiere. With Mercedes Benz India mulling the local assembly of the next gen GL-Class in 2013, it will be interesting to see if BMW follows suit with the new X5 that is currently a CBU product.
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Yeah, the car looks very mild in this pictures - more like an MPV stance. The aggressive lines of the current X5 is missing.
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I hate this new habit of the Germans to mellow down their flagship SUVs. For example how Mercedes has messed up the new M Class. And now this. :@
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