Next summer, BMW will unveil the seventh generation 5 Series. The executive/mid-size luxury car has been manufactured by BMW since 1972 and it’s one of the most iconic automobiles ever built. It is BMW’s second best-selling model after the 3 Series and it’s available in three variants: sedan, touring and gran turismo.
The new G30 family is built upon the CLAR platform which will be found in the next 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series models. Design wise, the G30 5 Series builds atop the design of the current F10 5 Series by adding an aggressive and dynamic look to the elegant design.
Some of the current BMW design features trickled their way into the G30 5 Series looks, starting with the headlights flowing into the kidney grille and the sporty character line flowing across the side of the car. The front fascia will incorporate lots of chrome elements for both a premium and sporty look. New full LED headlights will be made available, while laser lights will also be offered as an option.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series will have a Head-Up Display system with augmented reality and it will also move up to 80 km/h completely autonomously, thanks to the development of a new assistance systems. Our sources say the G30/G31 family will get most of the interior goodies that G11/G12 7 Series introduces: remote parking with the smart touchscreen keyfob, gesture control, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, ambient light and fragrance air system.
Inside the cabin we will see the new iDrive system with touchscreen and gesture-based functions, the over-the-air updates for the car and other gimmicks that will bring ConnectedDrive philosophy to a new level.
The rendering seen here uses some design elements from the new G11/G12 7 Series applied to a 5 Series-like platform.
All three models – touring, sedan, gran turismo – will have, for the first time, a joint market launch in 2017.[Source: OmniAuto]