The upcoming 2022 BMW X5 has been spied once again. The approaching model will most likely arrive with the mid-cycle facelift. Heavy camouflage perfectly hides most of the exterior, but we couldn’t spot major changes. Thanks to that, the manufacturer opted for various minor visual tweaks, mostly on the front fascia. The interior will also host a lot of updates.
That includes new tech features, an updated infotainment system, and the latest driver-assistance aids. The performances won’t improve, so we expect to see the same engine lineup once again. The sales should begin by the end of this year, but the exact launch date has not been announced yet.
2022 BMW X5 Facelift
By looking at the new spy shots, the 2022 BMW X5 doesn’t look much different. Obviously, the changes are not so dramatic as we might expected. Instead, BMW will deliver another mid-cycle facelift. As we said, the biggest upgrades will happen upfront. X5 is a premium SUV with an athletic stance and a very upright appearance. The front fascia now hosts a double-kidney grille and it looks more attractive. The headlights are finished in the same shape as before.
The X5 model will also gain more chrome accents. The rear section seems to offer slightly longer taillights. Interestingly, but spy photos are also showing a single exhaust system on both sides, which looks incredibly sporty. BMW could surprise us with new optional exterior features on one or two all-new exterior paints.
The interior of the 2022 BMW X5 comes with slightly more updates than the exterior. Spy photos are not providing any of the interior details and their novelties. However, reliable reports are suggesting a more upright cabin with more high-tech amenities. On top of that, BMW delivers an updated infotainment system and possibly a larger touchscreen.
As you know, X5 SUV comes with a lot of standard features. A new model should offer even more equipment and the new X5 will be more upright than its predecessor. On the other hand, we don’t expect to see new upholstery or anything similar to that. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is available once again, along with the 12.3-inch center touchscreen.
X5 and X5 M Specs
At this moment, we don’t know if the manufacture plans to introduce a new powertrain option. Most likely, the 2022 BMW X5 will stick to the same engine lineup. In the United States, X5 SUV comes with a 3.0-liter turbo-six engine that develops up to 335 horsepower. A 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 is the optional variant that generates 523 horsepower.
A popular X5 M variant is the most powerful model with 600 hp and 617 hp in the Competition version. We hope to see some sort of fuel efficiency and don’t be surprised if BMW reveals a hybrid model in the near future.
2022 BMW X5 Release Date, Price
Spied prototype clearly suggests that the 2022 BMW X5 will hit the markets in the second half of 2021. We are waiting for the manufacturer to reveal the exact launch date. The price is another mystery, but we don’t expect a major increase. The new model will probably start at around $60,000.