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by Matt Brogan

BMW will be giving its X5 a light facelift for next year which includes new front and rear bumpers and, for the first time, the introduction of a new one-piece tailgate.

BMW also tends to introduce a new engine with each new model or facelift, though for the X5, all the possible choices form a very short list.

One of these possibilities is a hybrid powertrain since BMW has been exhibiting concept ActiveHybrids. An X6 hybrid has even been spied doing tests. It could also just be the 4.4-litre twinturbo V8 in the upcoming X5 M but M cars are treated as separate models in Munich.

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The new X5 is expected to make an official entrance before the end of the year.




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