At the upcoming Paris Motor Show in September, BMW will unveil the new generation G30 5 Series. The midsize sedan has been publicly testing for the last twelve months and it’s now ready for primetime. New spy photos from Germany show a – still heavily camouflaged – prototype leaving a gas station.
As seen in the photos below, the G30 5 Series uses 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 an evolution of the current F10 5 Series.
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 officially launch the 5 Series to global markets in Spring 2017.