The upcoming BMW G30 5 Series gets rendered one more time by Auto Zeitung. Using styling cues from the recently launched 7 Series, the middle class athlete stays true to the current BMW design language with an elongated bodystyle, sharp-rounded corners and the upright kidney grille which connects with the headlights. Just like the 7 Series, we expect the new G30 5 Series to offer optional laser headlights with selective beam.
The rendering also takes the side view from the 7er, with the air breather and the L-shaped crease running across the width of the car. Even though not illustrated here, the rear end is likely to feature a sleeker look, more upright and with the same L-shaped LED taillights.
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 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.
Autonomous functions will be the center of future BMWs, and by that we don’t necessarily mean self-driving car, but rather individual, interconnected features that automate some of the driver-performed functions today. The new 5 Series will not only park itself, but change lanes and overtake on the driver’s behalf. It’ll use radar-based cruise control to stay in its lane, detect a car ahead, and signal before pulling out and passing the car in front.
BMW will unveil the new 5 Series in the second half of 2016.