- BMW's Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform will be used to build the upcoming X5.
- Despite being a new generation car, the new X5 will adopt an evolutionary route for the design.
- Four, six and eight cylinder engine options will be available for buyers. The top-of-the-line X5 M is likely to produce close to 700bhp.
- Like the current car, the new X5 will be built in the Spartanburg factory in North Carolina, USA.
After only five years of building it, BMW is going to replace the 2013 X5 with an all-new model. Codenamed G05, the SUV will be based around the innovative Cluster Architecture (CLAR) which is lighter, stiffer and more flexible than today’s platform.
The CLAR will be used by all future SUVs and passenger cars from the 3 Series and the X3 upwards. Featuring identical exterior measurements to the outgoing model, the new X5 will adopt an evolutionary route when it comes to the looks.
The new X5 will be rather close to its predecessor. But under the bonnet, a huge range of engines will be available from the start: four, six and eight-cylinder engines will offer power up to 700bhp. Like the current car, the new X5 will be built in the Spartanburg factory in North Carolina, USA.