EXCLUSIVE: New BMW G30 5 Series to be unveiled at 2017 Detroit Auto Show

5-series | July 9th, 2016 by 44
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BMWBLOG has just learned that the new BMW G30 5 Series will have its world premiere at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The latest generation …

BMWBLOG has just learned that the new BMW G30 5 Series will have its world premiere at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The latest generation of the premium midsize sedan will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks on the Internet, followed by the first press drives in the fall and market introduction in early 2017.

While many believed the new 5er will land in Paris in September, the second largest European car show of the year will be hosting instead the world premiere of the BMW X2. With no other BMW car launch planned in the next few months, it only makes sense that BMW will use the two auto shows to reveal different mass production vehicles.

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The new G30 5 Series is going through its final testing stages and has already been spotted on this side of the pond. Although the new 5er has grown in size, the car will actually be lighter than the current F10 5 Series. By using carbon in the body structure and the new CLAR platform, the curb weight should fall by up to 100 kilograms.

The new G3x family is built upon the originally called ‘35up’ platform, now CLAR, which will be found in the next 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series models. The platform mixes high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber to drop around 80kg from today’s 5-series. CLAR, a contraction of Cluster Architecture, depicts the extra flexibility provided by fewer but more versatile submodules (clusters) which are more extensively adjustable in content, size and adaptability.

Design wise, the G30 5 Series is an evolution of the F10 5er, but with modern accents which will clearly distinguish the two models. Even though were eager to call it a smaller 7 Series, the new midsize sedan will have its own identity and character.

What the 5 Series will inherit from the more premium 7 Series luxury sedan is the latest and greatest tech, from the new iDrive infotainment system to gesture control and even laser headlights. Autonomous driving will be an important component of the new 5 Series so expect an even more advanced system than the one found in the 7 Series.

44 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: New BMW G30 5 Series to be unveiled at 2017 Detroit Auto Show”

  1. stangmatt66 says:

    The 2017 Detroit Auto Show is in January. How is that “in the upcoming weeks?”

    • Horatiu B. says:

      We will see the car before that. A web unveil, then press reviews, but the actual world debut, public debut – whatever you wanna call it – is in Detroit.

  2. Randy Pfeiffer says:

    Horrible news – The Paris show would have meant an earlier release, now we wait even longer

  3. John says:

    I hope they improved the handling!

  4. seancorr says:

    Guess BMW has some extra homework to do before putting it against its many competitors which have pretty good cars to compete with the 5er

    • Horatiu B. says:

      The car has been finalized for a while now. The only thing they were still tinkering with was the steering feedback, there are different settings being tested.

      • Senne says:

        Let’s hope they did a great job then, with the steering feedback! As it’s something very important for any BMW!

  5. Amir Davoodi says:

    2017……. I was waiting for the new 5 series but i cant wait much longer sorry BMW i think new Mercedes E class is for me

    • WHITE GUY says:

      You mean the Mercedes C Class longwheelbase?

    • milky_cereal says:

      Yeah, that new 4 cylinder engine really has me super excited!

    • Max says:

      So then! If you like riding a boat with no pleasure to drive, go and have fun. I drove the e-class and its completely nowhere against any BMW…even the 2er AT :O

    • Senne says:

      The 5 will be worth waiting for! And consider what “White Guy” says true…

    • Marco crettela says:

      The E class instead of the forthcoming new 5 series? What are you? MAD or a taxi driver?

      • Amir Davoodi says:

        No im not a mad taxi driver. I have waited for so long time now but it looks like the new 5 series is going to be in ages. I test drove the new E class pretty nice car. 2 bigg displays, nice ambient lighting the new E220 D does 0-100 km/h in 7.3 wich is actually good. But i really want BMW now. But i need a new car right now and cant wait 1 year more

  6. D J Hilton says:

    I still it’s unveiling is not too far away owing to the fairly recent lack of new spy photos. I was under the impression that we could be seeing the new X3 at Detroit, or Geneva.

  7. Just Tired of Nonsense says:

    Yeah, the genius at my dealership and my CA said late Spring 2017. disappointed since my lease was over in September 2016 and I had hoped to get into G30, so doing a 24 mos lease on a 2016 F10. Couldn’t bring myself to do the MB 350. Nice car, but not for me.

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  8. dcd_MASSIVE says:

    Looks weird

  9. Dimas says:

    I think BMW had planned to reveal this car more than a year ago. But when they saw the new E-class, and all the features and fit-and-finish it had, they realized the new 5-series can’t compete. So they decided to delay launch and work on the car’s technology and feature set some more, so at least it’s as competitive with the E-class.

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