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BMW recently held a dealer convention in Las Vegas, and some interesting reports have surfaced as a result. The automaker presented just several of the 40 new or refreshed vehicles it plans to launch over the next five years, including an updated 2-Series Gran Coupe and new generations for the X3 and X5 crossovers.


Dealers who spoke to Automotive News revealed some especially interesting details about the redesigned X5. According to them, the SUV will feature X-shaped DRL signatures for the headlights as part of a "mean" new look. If that's true, the reaction from the public might not be so nice, either.


Not that any of BMW's recent launches haven't garnered anything save for raised eyebrows, as BMW is continuing to move towards a radical design direction. What started with beaver-like kidney grilles on the current 4-Series lineup has grown to all-around crazy designs for the likes of the X2, XM, and latest 7-Series. The X5 will only add to the unfortunate trend when it arrives at a time that is yet to be disclosed.



Moving on from the next X5, dealers have also been shown the next-generation X3 (pictured above), which will reach the U.S. market later this year. It's expected to incorporate relatively conservative styling inspired by the latest X1 and 5-Series, and it will offer an assortment of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains under the hood. A new fully-electric iX3 will arrive later based on BMW's upcoming Neue Klasse architecture.


On the more exciting side of things, dealers were also given a look at the highly-anticipated M5 Touring. The new performance wagon will deliver over 700 hp from its plug-in hybrid V8 powertrain, and it will be offered in North America for the first time ever. One dealer called the M5 Touring a "buzz" model, indicating that it will spark a lot of excitement that won't necessarily translate into sales. But that's okay, BMW. Keep these wagons coming. Our eyes will need something nice to look at after that new X5 breaks cover.



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Apr 21, 2024
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Oh No... New Report Claims That Next-Gen BMW X5 Will Have X-Shaped Headlights

Dealers who got a preview called it "mean," but the public might have some meaner things to say.

BMW recently held a dealer convention in Las Vegas, and some interesting reports have surfaced as a result. The automaker presented just several of the 40 new or refreshed vehicles it plans to launch over the next five years, including an updated 2-Series Gran Coupe and new generations for the X3 and X5 crossovers.


Dealers who spoke to Automotive News revealed some especially interesting details about the redesigned X5. According to them, the SUV will feature X-shaped DRL signatures for the headlights as part of a "mean" new look. If that's true, the reaction from the public might not be so nice, either.


Not that any of BMW's recent launches haven't garnered anything save for raised eyebrows, as BMW is continuing to move towards a radical design direction. What started with beaver-like kidney grilles on the current 4-Series lineup has grown to all-around crazy designs for the likes of the X2, XM, and latest 7-Series. The X5 will only add to the unfortunate trend when it arrives at a time that is yet to be disclosed.



Moving on from the next X5, dealers have also been shown the next-generation X3 (pictured above), which will reach the U.S. market later this year. It's expected to incorporate relatively conservative styling inspired by the latest X1 and 5-Series, and it will offer an assortment of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains under the hood. A new fully-electric iX3 will arrive later based on BMW's upcoming Neue Klasse architecture.


On the more exciting side of things, dealers were also given a look at the highly-anticipated M5 Touring. The new performance wagon will deliver over 700 hp from its plug-in hybrid V8 powertrain, and it will be offered in North America for the first time ever. One dealer called the M5 Touring a "buzz" model, indicating that it will spark a lot of excitement that won't necessarily translate into sales. But that's okay, BMW. Keep these wagons coming. Our eyes will need something nice to look at after that new X5 breaks cover.



Image Credits: BMW

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