2016 BMW 5 Series – Rendering

Rumors | August 15th, 2014 by 7
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The next generation G30 BMW 5 Series will launch in 2016. What do we expect from the 5 Series is to continue along the design …

The next generation G30 BMW 5 Series will launch in 2016.

What do we expect from the 5 Series is to continue along the design lines of the current F10/F11 generation, a soft rounded design that it is immediately appealing to mass customersicon1. We do anticipate some of the current BMW design features to trickle their way into the 5 Series looks as well, starting with the headlights flowing into the kidney grille and the dynamics side panels.

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The hood lines will continue to be aggressive and dynamic looking, giving the car a road-focused look. The front and rear bumper will certainly be bumped a notch in sportiness as well.

The photo rendering included here gives us a preview of what the new 5 Series might look like.

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Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models.

The G30 BMW 5 Series is built upon the BMW’s next generation platform called “35up”, a codename for a new platform that will bring lightweight materials and construction to mass production cars. CFRP will play an important role here.

Powertrains will include a selection of four cylinder 2.0 liter engines and 3.0-liter inline-six gasoline and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid drivetrain based on the one seen in the X5 eDrive Concept.

An entry-level G30 5 Series might feature the small, yet potent three cylinder 1.5 liter engines.

7 responses to “2016 BMW 5 Series – Rendering”

  1. mcMAC says:

    i hope it wont turn out like this….otherwise its gonna be another painfully boring and predictable design….

    • Doug says:

      I agree. The first thing that came to mind was how staid this rendering looks. Maybe that’s the 5 Series market.

      • Alex says:

        You think BMW will ever offer non-run flats on their vehicles again or at least a run flat spare? It’s no secret run flats run out of life very quickly and what do you do if you get a flat, BMW service is not open and their is no auto shop nearby that has those run flats in stock?

        • Doug says:

          Yes, my least favorite BMW feature too. I can’t speak for BMW, but it doesn’t look like they’ll offer non-runflats to me, because the spare adds weight and cost. Our (South African) Beemer with runflats came with a puncture kit as well. I don’t know how effective it would be if we actually had to use it.

  2. OZ says:

    I remember the 518i; but now with a 1.5 liter engine, should that spawn a 515i?

  3. vadim says:

    2 liters? 4 cylinders? For 5 series? Really… What for? Just to show BMW emblem on the fender? On one side there are m4 and 5 closing on $100K mark and on the other the underpowered models for proud moms and dads who just want to show off the emblem but prefer to take it easy to save some $100 per year on gasoline. Looks like 3 and 4 IS models are gone to give way to somewhat unwieldy hybrids (you get another 20hp which together with increased weight just slow you down while providing miniscule gas saving). And now larger 5 is running on 2 liters so Hyundais can successfully overtake you. It looks more and more the BMW becomes a mainstream car with faux sporting image. Like those retirees walking dogs wearing Nike and Adidas gears.

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