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The next-gen BMW X5 is on track for an unveiling in Paris later this year, but spies caught video footage of a test mule getting the business a state away at the N rburgring. Burbling away under the hood of the nimble luxobus is reportedly the same 360-hp, 4.8-liter V8 that powers the 2006 7-Series. Underfoot is an updated version of BMW's xDrive system, which appears to do what its stern engineers expect it to. No word on whether the slightly larger SUV will get a third row of seats, but there won't be many happy knees if it does.

Spy Video: 2007 BMW X5 [Edmunds]

Spy Photos: 2007 BMW X3, Nip and Tuck [internal]