New BMW X5 spotted: price, specs and release date

April 14, 2022 by

An updated version of the BMW X5 has been spotted, which should bring a tweaked design and more tech. Read on for full details.

  • BMW X5 spotted
  • SUV earmarked for a visual update
  • Upgraded interior technology from the BMW iX
  • Minor updates to engine lineup
  • High-performance M caught testing
  • Late 2022 reveal on the cards

Prototypes of the new BMW X5 have been spotted testing, hinting at visual tweaks to the SUV while upgrades to the interior are expected.

This alternative to the Mercedes GLE and Audi Q7 may be revealed later this year before going on sale in 2023.

New BMW X5 design

The lack of camouflage on this test car hints at minimal changes for the new BMW X5, however you can see the slimmer headlights.

It will also get a revised front bumper, although the grille will remain very similar to the current car. This being the X5 M, it will have a more aggressive look compared to the normal models.

Changes to the rear of the X5 seem even more subtle, with some new LED lights and a tweaked bumper. Lesser models may get a more significant revisions, however.

New BMW X5 interior and infotainment

The new BMW X5 is likely to get the same dual-screen freestanding infotainment system as the BMW iX.


This will take the place of the current digital drivers display, with a huge flat screen integrating both the infotainment and drivers information.

No shots of the interior have emerged yet so it’s hard to say for sure what else will change, but expect some new trim options and perhaps a new control layout.

New BMW X5 engines

The BMW X5’s engine line-up should remain largely the same as the current car.

That should mean its 3.0-litre straight-six petrol engine is retained along with a selection of diesel options. The plug-in hybrid version should carry over too.

This particular prototype is of the high-performance BMW X5 M, which will probably retain its 600hp twin-turbo V8.

A hydrogen-powered version of the current X5 is set for limited production, but it’s unclear whether this will be continued for the updated car, or whether it’ll go on sale in the UK.

New BMW X5 price and release date

Expect to see the new BMW X5 revealed later in the year, with sales to start at the start of 2023.

Pricing will likely take a bump over the current car’s £62,000 asking.

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