Facelifted 2010 BMW X5 photos leaked ahead of release
BMW just keeps on planning more and more facelifts to its vehicle range, be it just engine-wise or cosmetic ones. After the 3 Series Coupe and Cabriolet models received new looks, engines and a high performance 335is edition, it’s time for the X5 SUV to be restyled by the Bavarian company.
But while the official announcement of the facelift is still a month away, at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems that two pictures were leaked onto the web yesterday, showing the model rendered in a mountain setting. While we can’t say for sure if these pics actually contain the facelifted X5, many of the rumored visual changes are present.
First off, new bumpers were fitted to the front and rear, and LED technology was added to the headlamps, much in the vein of the X6. It is also expected that LED will grace the taillamps as well, like the facelifted 3 Series.
Changes will also be made in terms of engines, with two units coming from the X6, the 300 HP 3.0-liter twin-turbo for the X5 xDrive35i and the 407 HP 4.4-liter V8 for the xDrive50i. European customers will also be able to see the new xDrive40d versions of both the X5 and X6 in Geneva next month.
You should take these photos with a grain of salt, until the official ones arrive straight from BMW soon enough.