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We’ve seen it testing on ice, and we’ve seen it hot-lapping around the Nurburgring, and now the still-camouflaged, next-generation BMW X5 has been spotted testing again, albeit in relatively sedate surroundings on the public road.

Under the skin, the upcoming X5 follows in the tyre tracks of the most recent BMW Group products which are set to make their debuts soon, namely with the use of Cluster Architecture CLAR underpinnings. The platform also formed the basis for BMW’s most recent debutant, the G30 5 Series, as well as the G11/12 7 Series.

Under the hood, the latest crop of BMW’s six- and eight-cylinder engines can be expected to feature beneath the hood of the upcoming X5, the latter for a possible future iteration of the X5 M. For Europe, the full complement of diesel engines can also be expected to feature.

The launches of BMW’s new crop of SAVs will be led by the new X3, which is now expected to spawn a full-on M model, with power from the M3/M4 range. After the X5’s launch which will follow the X3’s, the German automaker will officially unveil the X7, an all-new, tall-riding flagship which will also share its components with another first within the BMW Group, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.