With more than 82,000 units transferred last year, the BMW X5 is the best-selling nameplate in the United States in 2022. Competition in the luxury SUV segment is not sleeping, however, and recently, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new one. GLE range. BMW won’t be waiting too long until it reveals the facelifted X5 and a new report suggests a debut is scheduled for next Tuesday, February 7th.
The information comes from our colleagues at BMW blog. In a recent article detailing the Mercedes GLE facelift, editor Nico DeMattia said the X5 LCI will be made official five days from now. We don’t know the exact hour when it’ll debut, but we’ll definitely be the first in the world to report on the facelifted X5, so stay tuned.
We know, however, that the Bavarian luxury SUV refresh won’t bring a major visual revision. At the front, we expect to see revised headlamps and radiator grille. At the back, the taillights are likely to get new internal graphics, as well as some other minor changes to the rear fascia design.
There will be more significant improvements in the cabin. The refreshed X5 will surely receive BMW’s iDrive 8 technology with a dual-screen layout for the dashboard. New trim and upholstery options are also a possibility, although nothing has been confirmed so far. Recently, BMW introduced the new iDrive 9, but it probably won’t be available on the X5 until the next-generation model arrives.
There will be changes under the hood too. Word is that the automaker is looking to replace the X5 xDrive45e with a more powerful plug-in hybrid. The new PHEV will pair BMW’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with an electric motor for a peak output of 389 horsepower (290 kilowatts) and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-meters) of torque.