2016 is not only the year of the 100th anniversary of BMW, it is also the year of the new 5 Series. Towards the end of next year, the seventh generation of the middle class sedan will be officially presented, with sales commencing in early 2017. The touring model will follow in the second half of the same year.
Today, courtesy of RM.Design we have new renderings that highlight the potential design of the G30 5 Series Sedan. These images use the new 7 Series as an inspiration while adding the sportiness of an M Sport Package on a smaller sedan. We observe the typical BMW combination of kidney and headlights – the latter have the familiar eyebrow and of course the three-dimensional shaped corona rings for the daytime driving lights.
Just like the 7 Series, we expect the new G30 5 Series to offer optional laser headlights with selective beam.
On the side we see a prolonged chrome strip starting from behind the wheel and across the entire length of the car. The L-shaped rear lights design has evolved wrapping around the rear end even more than the current generation 5 Series.
The new G30 family is built upon the CLAR platform which will be found in the next 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series models. The modular platform allows BMW to create a new class of vehicles that will be lightweight and rear-wheel drive.
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.
BMW will continue to offer three bodystyles – sedan, touring and gran turismo – all launching in 2017.