Far from being the next generation X5, the facelift is only intended to bring a new look to the SUV. This means that the pictures you can see here don't do much to clarify the modifications on the X5, as those very tweaks were hidden the best.
What can be noticed is that the front bumper got redesigned to be more prominent than on the current version. The trademark BMW kidney grille appears also to be larger. The headlights, havent changed much, but they look like having a bit more sharper edges than today's X5. On the inside, the new X5 will place the accent on quality materials.
Rumor goes that the new X5 might make use of the 4.4l Twin Scroll turbocharged V8 engine already seen on the M versions of the manufacturer's SUV's, but the greater probability is that, besides the additional engine, the current powerplant line-up will remain the same.
The new BMW X5 is expected to make its official entrance sometimes during this year.