Have a look at the more exposed 2014 X5 (F15) prototype which has dropped some major camouflage to reveal much more of its styling and design.
FRONT FASCIA / LIGHTS
We can now clearly see the front bumper design, with its integrated air curtain vents. Also clearly visible now are the tail lights and headlight designs, which connect to the kidney grilles as we reported before and feature squared-off angel eye rings. The grilles are larger, wider, and have a thicker surround than those on the current X5. It retains the 7 slat design.
The hoodline has been moved to above the kidney grilles, but conform to the grilles and headlight shapes, instead of the higher (and more unattractive) hoodlines seen on newer BMW models such as the 3, 5, and 7 Series.
FENDER AIR VENT
For the first time, we can see a gap in the front fender camouflage for a front fender air vent, in the same position as the 'boomerang' vent seen on the 4 Series Coupe Concept. This may be an indication that a front fender vent will become a signature design on all (or most) future BMW models.
The F15 X5 may debut several new BMW technologies such as a pedestrian airbag and thea iDrive Touch Controller System.
The new X5 is expected to weigh less than the current X5 and ride on a modified version of the F10 5 series chassis. Expect both diesel and gasoline 6-cylinder and 8-cylinder engine options.