BMW-X5-2013

Before anyone cries foul, we’ll admit that this isn’t really a speculative rendering per se, as we’ve already seen the F15 BMW X5 in full earlier this year through a few blurry leaked pictures. And just a few days ago we showed you spy photographs of the full M version of this SUV.

This is the first time however, that you get to see the next-generation X5 in full detail, courtesy of an Automedia rendering. As seen on the leaked shots, BMW’s new full-size SUV will get a big splash of newfound boldness. The kidney grille is bigger and more prominent than ever, and each side is now connected to the headlights as per on the F30 3 Series.

The rest of the car just confirms what we’ve already known: its side profile takes cues from the shapelier X3 rather than the outgoing X5, featuring strong body contours to visually hide its bulk. Thankfully though, the new Hofmeister kink keeps to the more traditional shape instead of echoing the X3’s more angular and controversial interpretation.

Expect the F15 BMW X5 to debut towards the end of this year either at the Frankfurt or Tokyo motor shows, with a new range of petrol and diesel engines. The X5 M and M Performance models will appear some time later.