The third-generation BMW X5’s local launch is upon us, as confirmed by the BMW Fascination newsletter and launch invites (pictured above) sent out to selected BMW owners in Malaysia recently. We suppose it’s about time that the new F15 BMW X5 arrives, as the current E70 model has been with us since 2007.

Unveiled in May last year, the refreshed SUV gets an all new look inside and out, with various improvements in terms of interior space, comfort and efficiency. Check out this video detailing the evolution of the X5, from the car-like-SUV-pioneering first-generation E53 from 1999 to the latest F15 version.

Mirroring the outgoing model, two turbocharged 3.0 litre engine variants are expected to be launched here: the 306 PS/400 Nm petrol X5 xDrive35i and the 258 PS/560 Nm diesel X5 xDrive30d. You can read Paul’s comprehensive drive report of the latter and X5 xDrive50i for a more in-depth look at the upcoming model.