Spy photographers have snapped the 2024 BMW X5 M60i, ahead of an expected unveiling early next year.
Set to replace the current X5 M50i, the crossover will be notable for featuring a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that features a reinforced crankshaft drive, a new oil pump, a weight-optimized oil sump, and improved turbocharging with a blow-off valve. Thanks to these and other changes, the engine will be more efficient while continuing to produce 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (749 Nm) of torque.
Speaking of efficiency, the crossover will be equipped with a 48V mild hybrid system that uses a small battery to power an electric motor that is integrated into the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The electric motor helps to optimize power delivery and responsiveness, while also helping to improve fuel efficiency.
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Besides the new name and more efficient powertrain, the X5 M60i will have a revised grille, slimmer headlights, and more aggressive intakes. The updates continue outback with new taillights and sportier exhaust finishers.
Bigger changes will occur in the cabin as the X5 will adopt a new Curved Display that will likely consist of a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment system. We can also expect a streamlined dashboard, a revised center stack, and a minimalist shifter.
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