The German based automaker BMW will end the production of the current X5 in order to make way for the new generation of the popular SUV.
After it was spied over the last months, the 2014 BMW X5, which is codenamed the F15, is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor which is saying that the new generation of the SUV will enter production in August, this year. In order to start assembling the new 2014 BMW X5 F15, the current generation of the model, the E70, will leave the production line in July.
The new generation of the BMW X5 F15 will get the latest generation of the xDrive all-wheel drive system, along with new engine options, including the 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel used on the 3-Series F30 too, along with other diesel and petrol units. The X5M will continue to use a twin turbocharged V8 gasoline unit. The 2014 BMW X5 will ride on a new architecture known as “X for All” in-house which will also be used on the whole BMW X range and this will help the model save some 150 kg. Besides the BMW X5’s new generation, the carmaker is also working on a larger 7-seat SUV, the BMW X7, which will rival Mercedes-Benz’s GL-Class.
Source: BMW Blog