The next-generation BMW X5 has been spotted in public on its trial runs again, following its outings on ice and on the Nurburgring. This time, we can see a rather more representative set of headlamps on the G05 mule.

The headlamps in question here appear to be of the Laserlight kind, as suggested by the blue trim within the headlamp enclosures. In keeping with current BMW design, the upcoming X5 appears to have an even larger pair of kidney grilles, though much of the front bumper is still concealed by shrouding.

Wheels on this test mule appear to be the same as on its last sighting, and around the back, much of the car is still concealed as well, but the trapezoidal tailpipe finishers appear to house quad exhausts, which could indicate that this particular test unit is a V8 petrol-powered variant.

Powertrain-wise, the upcoming X5 can be expected to feature Munich’s latest in six- and eight-cylinder engines, the former also offering a host of diesel models particularly for European markets. A plug-in hybrid should follow later, and the Cluster Architecture platform also provides the basis for other models in the BMW Group such as the upcoming X7 and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

No firm date on the next X5’s official debut is available just yet, though given its current state of camouflage, it could be next year before the wraps officially come off the latest generation of Munich’s first SUV (or SAV, as they would call it.)

GALLERY: BMW G05 X5 spyshots