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The German based automaker BMW is planning to introduce a facelifted version of the popular X5 F15 in 2013, when the popular crossover will come as a 2014 model year.

According to autobild.de, besides introducing a new X4 crossover sometimes next year, based on the X3, the German car manufacturer BMW is also planning to present to the public a revised version of its popular X5 model. The “new” BMW X5 is expected to be lighter and more efficient than the current generation and the 2014 crossover might also get a long wheelbase version which might attract new customers into the brand, considering the fact that the X5 is the “oldest in the business”.

Designed to be a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the first generation of the BMW X5 was first introduced in 1999 as a 2000 model year and the redesigned model borrowed some of the technology from the Range Rover, like the two-piece tailgate system and the hill-descent control system. The second generation of the BMW X5 was introduced in 2007, when the E70 was manufactured on a new platform, and the crossover came with a new platform, a revised suspension and an improved xDrive all-wheel drive technology.

The facelifted version of the E70 is already available in BMW dealerships and it’s so successful that almost everyone has seen at least one on the streets. The new generation of the BMW X5 is expected to come sometime in 2013, as a 2014 model year.