Over the last few months, an abundance of renderings showcasing the upcoming BMW 5 Series have surfaced on the interwebs and in print magazines. The latest computer generated images are based on the latest 5 Series spy photos and were put together by German Autobild.
The story around the new 5 Series is mostly about the technology and weight savings, and less about the design. 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 rear end will feature a sleeker look, more upright and with the same L-shaped LED taillights.
Compared to the new 7 Series, the G30 5er is shorter, with much shorter overhangs, giving it a tighter look. The hood also slopes lower and is more aggressive than the 7er’s. The predominant body line down the side of the car is very similar to the one on the current 5 Series, so we can tell that this will be much more of an evolutionary change than a revolutionary one.
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.
BMW will debut the 5 Series this summer with a world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.