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All-New BMW X5 and X7 Will Share the Same Platform

The all-new BMW X5 and X7 are back into our spotlights again, the models being previewed in new interesting details before emerging on the market in a couple of years. The fresh details have been released by recent reports.

The reports come from Autocar and state that the BMW X5 will come with a much wider body style than the present generation, otherwise a miniature replica of the upcoming BMW X7.

Even if BMW launched the present BMW X5 around three years ago, the German company is already planning the introduction of a completely new version, which would arrive in a couple of years and sport most of the mechanics found on the future X7.

For instance, Autocar online magazine reported that the new X5 would share the same CLAR platform, also underpinning the future X7, making it the smaller wheelbase version of the latter.

Under the hood, the BMW X5 is also likely to borrow the engine lineup from the X7. We might be looking here at a 3.0-liter straight-six engine, a much more potent twin-turbo V8, as well as a 6.0-liter V12 topper. As expected, a hybrid version will also join the club.

As for the all-new BMW X7, the largest SUV ever built by the company, is also reported to come with two variants in terms of body styling, like a 4- and a 7-seater, the latter looking a little bit different from the first one. In the engine department, the X7 is said to “pick engines from the entire BMW range.”

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