What is it? The X5 has been freshened to bring new engines and some exterior nip and tuck. The two gasoline engines have been upgraded. The top of the line model, X5 xDrive50i will now have a twin-turbo direct-injection engine with an output of 400 hp. Similar to the top model, the base X5 xDrive35i will be powered by a six-cylinder twin-turbo direct-injection engine emitting 300 hp. Both engines will be equipped with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission. The diesel model xDrive 35d will remain unchanged.
The exterior has been modified with larger side intakes, a reshaped rear bumper, and both the front and rear will have more body color instead of black.
Pricing and official EPA numbers will be available closer to the on-sale date.
When will it be available? Spring 2010.