BMW has been cranking out its X5 SUV for ten years now, and come next year, Munich is planning to reveal another refreshed edition.
Instead of focusing on growing the model in size as designers did in 2007, the X5 gets highly revised front and rear bumpers with new LED-clad head and taillights. Sources tell us that the new lighting fixtures are styled in much the same vein as the upcoming 5 Series GT; which means swooping and sleek.
Each side reportedly gets bigger rear view mirror housings, while reworked roof rails sit up top. Although not shown, rumors persist that the cabin will also receive small touchups. Expected to be included is the latest iDrive system combined with a bigger LCD screen.
Another engine option is also expected for the X5, a version of the 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8 that's making its way through the BMW lineup.
Ahead of the new X5's debut at what will likely be the 2010 Detroit show, BMW is releasing a 10 year anniversary model of the SUV called the X5 xDrive35d 10-Year Edition.
The Euro-only model gets a Sphisto Grey metallic livery, 20-in Y-Spoke wheels, and matte aluminum exterior trim and roof rails. There's also a panoramic roof and plush Nappa leather included.
Expect more images of the forthcoming refreshed BMW X5 to emerge soon, so stay glued to this channel.