Here’s another sighting of the next-generation BMW X5 M as it runs its tests, this time with more detail closer up with the vehicle. As with the latest longitudinally-engined BMWs to debut, the X5 M is underpinned by the BMW Group’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform which also forms the basis for models such as the X7 and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

Some details, up close: the brakes sport blue calipers clamping down on cross-drilled brakes, housed in 21-inch wheels. At the sharp end, the front bumper appears to have the lower parts of its air intakes shrouded in wire mesh, indicating the presence of considerably-sized air scoops on the production unit.

More M car cues present around the back, and here the quad exhaust pipes are present on the X5 M as expected. Behind the large rolling stock and brakes are beefier, possibly slightly lowered suspension calibrated to make the best use of the X5 M’s outputs, which are tipped to be around 600 hp from an engine likely shared with the F90 M5.

The regular series, upcoming G05-generation X5 has been running road trials too, and is expected to make its debut around the end of 2018; an M Performance version of this X5 could serve as a milder take on a high-performance X5 before the full-blown X5 M arrives some time after that.

GALLERY: Next-gen BMW X5 M spyshots