At this point, we can’t confirm whether these are leaked official images indeed, but a couple of details make us believe they are real and not just renderings. The shape and size of the front grille, for example, as well as the rear lighting clusters and reflectors in the bumper match the prototypes we’ve seen in the millions of spy photos with the vehicle.
If we assume this is the real deal, we have to say we’re not quite surprised with the design. The new X5 looks almost like a facelift for the model that’s on sale today with the most notable changes on first sight appearing to be focused at the back. The vehicle from the leaked photos is a X5 30d xDrive variant with M sports package, bringing the more aggressive bumpers and massive exhaust pipes.
Far more important changes are happening underneath the familiar skin, as the G05 X5 is moving to the new CLAR architecture, also used by the current 5 Series and 7 Series. The SUV sits on new chassis and suspension that’s "virtually unique within the competitive field."
Under the hood will be a number of four-, six-, and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, depending on the market.
Source: Motor 1