There’s much speculation going on as to what the next-generation BMW 5 Series will look like, as it adopts the new design language created by the BMW 7 Series. The current-gen 5er is still a very handsome car and we don’t think many of the proportions or shapes will change much, but it will certainly adopt the new corporate BMW face and new taillights as well as some new design cues taken from the Big 7er. To try and give it a guess, AutoBild has a render of the 2017 G30 BMW 5 Series and it looks like it could be very close to the real thing.
In this render, AutoBild has taken a lot of the 7 Series front-end styling cues and put them on a 5 Series body. So we’re seeing the headlights and grille design being heavily inspired by the 7 Series, although they get a bit sleeker and more streamlined into the body for 5 Series duty. We also get really similar front air vents and LED foglights from 7 Series’ M Sport package.
Down the lower side of the car, we can clearly see the trim that runs the length of the car, exactly as it does on a 7 Series. We don’t know if this will stay or not, but it’s certainly possible that BMW is adopting this into a lot of its cars, much like the little air-breather from a couple of years ago.
While this is just a simple render and we can only see the front end of it, but from what we can see it looks very good. If the final product looks like this, I think BMW is going to have a lot of happy customers and sell a ton of these. And if this is how it actually looks, we’re excited to see what the upcoming M5 will look like.