And here it is, the first images of the next generation BMW X5, codenamed the F15. These front and rear three quarter shots of the third generation BMW X5 was uploaded to Diecast Empire’s Facebook fan page to promote 1:18 scale models of the car that are set to go on sale this year (the scale models, not the car).

This probably means the F15 X5 will be unveiled at a motor show sometime this year, if scale models are already ready to go on sale! We’re thinking perhaps one of the American motorshows, since that’s where X5s are built, at their Spartanburg plant.

These images of the X5 look like the usual promo images that BMW uses on their websites, as opposed to press images. It’s finished in a brown shade that BMW seems to be very fond of using these days. It’s an evolution of the current X5’s design rather than a revolution, maintaining a similiar look but taking on the latest BMW design cues such as headlamps that meet the exposed sides of the kidney grille.