The current BMW 5 Series is starting to show signs of old age. The six years old premium sports wagon is due to be replaced next year which will be launched at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show and we’ve seen it out testing a couple of times in the recent months. Various renderings have been trying to properly identify its design lines and today we have a new rendering by the guys at RM Design.
So far, we’ve learned from our sources that the new 5 Series will, of course, take after its bigger brother, the flagship BMW 7 Series with the front fascia being dominated by a larger set of kidney grilles joined to the sides by the headlights. Furthermore, the corona rings will also have a slightly different shape, being more elongated.
At the back, the taillights will also be copying those of the 7 Series but chances are we won’t see any chrome bars protruding through them. For this 5 Series Touring rendering, the Photoshop masters chose similar taillights as those found on the BMW X6.
Character lines on the hood and sides of the car will give it a more aggressive feel, while the M Sport package, showcased here, should be the bully of the range. OLED technology is expected to be used in various parts of the car, from the taillights to ambient lighting while other technology will turn the new BMW 5 Series into a proper rival for Mercedes-Benz’s recently released E-Class.