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Old 06-04-2018, 11:10 PM
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hmmm, not a fan of all these companies releasing their press photos in white.



this needed a much wider grill and smaller headlights. boring BMW as usual but still very attractive in the flesh i'm sure.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:43 AM
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Not terrible, but very dated and boring looking. "Are you sure this is the new one?" is what customers on the lot will say.
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:28 AM
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It looks kind of like a giant X3 now that I think about it.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:33 AM
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Not terrible, but very dated and boring looking. "Are you sure this is the new one?" is what customers on the lot will say.
Indeed. teh problem is, already the current X5 looks a lot like the previous mid 2000s model, and recycling the same design for yet another generation won't help to make it look fresh. Adding some "giant X3" flavor via detailing isn't helping the whole thing either.

I have the feeling that between a potentially good looking next Mercedes GLE (given that the majority of new Mercs, A-Class aside, looks rather good) and the new Audi Q8, that - given the lack of a fastback - won't be any less practical than this one, the "same old same old" looks of this X5 might make it an even easier model to forget, especially given the size of the new X3 and the upcoming X7, that will cater those who really need space....
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:41 AM
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It looks kind of like a giant X3 now that I think about it.
It looks exactly like a giant X3....
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:49 AM
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Indeed. teh problem is, already the current X5 looks a lot like the previous mid 2000s model, and recycling the same design for yet another generation won't help to make it look fresh. Adding some "giant X3" flavor via detailing isn't helping the whole thing either...
I'd rather have seen some of the design freshness shown in the X2 which I find exceedingly attractive.
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Old 06-05-2018, 02:47 PM
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These look NOTHING like the typical BMW taillights we've seen for decades, with a larger outer portion and a smaller portion on the hatch to create that standard L shape. Dislike...this looks wayyy to generic, and HUGE.
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These look NOTHING like the typical BMW taillights we've seen for decades, with a larger outer portion and a smaller portion on the hatch to create that standard L shape.
I did notice this indeed, and I kind o liked the L shaped BMW rear lights (after all they have been around since the 1986 7 series), these just look like they came form a random Hyundai, Kia or Toyota, or any other design.

I guess making the double kidneys enormous must be enough BMW identity....
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Old 06-05-2018, 03:59 PM
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Not garish enough to be Toyota. ;)
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