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by George Skentzos

BMW has been spied testing a subtly revised version of its X5 SUV which is set to arrive for the 2011 model year.

The redesign will consist of mainly minor cosmetic changes – basically and nip tuck here and there – and will incorporate new front and rear bumpers.

Also an inside source has speculated that the revised X5 would also feature a new one-piece hatch for the first time.

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As has become the norm for BMW with each new model or facelift, a new engine is also expected to be introduced into the range.

Since the X5 M takes out top honours with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 donk, it is more likely that the new powertrain would be a hybrid since BMW has been exhibiting concept ActiveHybrids.

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The addition of a hybrid powertrain has been made even more likely by the fact that its X6 sibling has been spied testing a new petrol-electric engine which the models are expected to share.




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