The next-generation BMW 5 Series is currently in development and has been caught testing around the world, covered in camo. Its new design is mostly hidden by the black and white camouflage, but there have been some design cues we’ve been able to make out. For instance, we have been able to see the larger kidney grilles and wider headlights, very similar to the new BMW 7 Series.
Well we’ve now caught the next-gen BMW 5 Series testing in the US.
This BMW 5 Series was caught on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey, home of BMW’s North American Headquarters. We can’t get too close of a look at this 5er, but we can tell it’s likely to be a six-cylinder model, whether that happens to be the 535i or 540i when it debuts, thanks to the dual exhaust pipes. We can also make out that the rear taillights will also have a similar styling to those from the 7 Series.
We should be seeing the finished product sometime towards the end of this year and it will be released as a 2017 model. It’s likely to bring BMW’s new four and six-cylinder engines as well as a V8 option, with a plug-in hybrid model to come later on, possibly as a 530e. It will be based on BMW’s new architecture that underpins the current-gem 7 Series, meaning it will be lighter and more dynamic that before, while also being faster and more efficient.