2023 BMW X5 M LCI to get giant curved interior screen from Electric iX
Unveiled in 2018, the fourth-generation BMW X5 SUV, or Munchen’s original Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), is one of the most popular models in its segment, but that hasn’t stopped BMW from starting work on a mid-cycle facelift. .
The current BMW X5 G05 is based on the manufacturer’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, shared with other models with longitudinally placed engines like the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series, which means it is equipped with almost all the latest technologies of the brand.
At launch, it was the first X5 to finally have features like four-corner air suspension or a much improved plug-in hybrid version that can actually take on its rivals.
The X5 M and X5 M Competition are also the most powerful SUVs in BMW history, which is probably why the facelift of these two models will not bring additional power but will improve models in other areas.
Speaking of which, a pre-production 2023 BMW X5 M prototype was recently spotted in testing, shortly after a plug-in hybrid version was also taken on public roads.
Instead of completely camouflaging the model, BMW engineers decided to simply reposition the bumpers on the current version to hide the changes to be found on the LCI model, which will include slightly redesigned bumpers and new headlight graphics. and rear lights.
Since the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 is powerful enough, under the hood changes might only include the addition of a 48V mild hybrid system to improve fuel economy.
Most of the differences from the non-LCI model will be inside the interior, with BMW completely overhauling the center console.
Tuned to feature the latest version of BMW’s iDrive, the standard BMW X5 LCI and refreshed X5 M will feature a driver’s view similar to that of the recently launched electric BMW iX. SUV.
A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster combined with a 14.9-inch infotainment touchscreen will form a single curved unit, giving the driver more control over the much improved iDrive 8.0 system that was unveiled on the iX.