G30 5 Series vs. F10 5 Series – Photo Comparison

5-series | October 12th, 2016 by 17
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An exciting day for the BMW community, and not only – BMW has took off the wraps of the new G30 5 Series. The redesigned …

An exciting day for the BMW community, and not only – BMW has took off the wraps of the new G30 5 Series. The redesigned sports sedan will arrive on the market early next year and will bring not only a refreshed exterior design, but also a higher quality cabin and a plethora of standard features and options.

The new 5 Series exudes athleticism, luxury and elegance, and at a first glance, BMW seems to have a winner on their hands. Compared to the previous generation, the design of the G30 5er is more refined, more premium, yet just as sporty, if not even sportier.

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The front end now features headlights that connect with the, now much wider, signature kidney grilles. Those headlights are now all LED as standard and are an evolution of the classic twin-circle BMW headlight. Adaptive LED headlights are also available, with BMW Selective Beam.

We think the new front end looks very good and is a significant improvement over the F10-generation 5 Series. The nose is leaner and lower, giving off a much more aggressive vibe. This could be the best looking BMW 5 Series face since the E39.

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Where the new 5 Series really shines is on the side profile. It’s far more muscular and athletic looking than the F10, and the hockey stick now perfectly fits with the slightly redesigned Hofmeister Kink. The hockey stick line turns up as it heads rearwards, sweeping up the Hofmeister kink in its path rather than continuing into the rear.

The front arch flairs out a bit where they meet and it gives off a very muscular look for a 5 Series. Not that the F10 wasn’t muscular enough, but the G30 5er has that extra touch of masculinity.


In the rear, the wide, “L-shaped” taillights reach all the way to the outer sides of the car – even more than the previous 5 Series – increasing visual width. Along with that, the low-slung rear decklid give it a lower look and a sportier stance.


On the inside, BMW wanted the new 5 Series to be the perfect blend between luxury, technology and sportiness. It also wanted to make the cabin very business-like. And to do so, it has used several design cues from the new 7 Series. No one can argue that the interior of the G30 is far superior than the one in the previous generation, from the quality of the materials to the technology and fine details.

Overall, the G30 looks better than the outgoing model on both the outside and on the inside. It’s a marked improvement in every aspect, whether that be design, luxury, technology or performance.

17 responses to “G30 5 Series vs. F10 5 Series – Photo Comparison”

  1. Fritz says:

    Breaking News: The G30 looks better

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    From the rear, they look a LOT alike (could be mistaken for a big 3 Series too). But that’s it.

  3. Adam9936 says:

    I’m sorry, am I the only one that thinks the G30 looks much worse than the F10? The G30 looks like a 2012-2015 honda accord in profile to me, not a good thing!

  4. Pawel says:

    Why you don’t compare f10 LCI? And why not the dame type of interior?

  5. jason bourne says:

    The merging of the headlights into the kidneys is a fail, just like on the 3-Series.

    The 5-series has become just another luxo-barge and not the driver’s car it used to be.

  6. Jay Davis says:

    I can’t say that I am impressed at all with the styling. As many others have said, I think the headlight/grill connection is a big fail! I think the best looking new model in the lineup today is the 2 series and that is because of this fact.

    I think the F10 looks better. It basically looks like the F10 with a new bumper cover…

  7. Mike says:

    In my opinion:
    – front: F10 > G30
    – back: G30 > F10
    – interior: G30 > F10

  8. Patrick Morgan says:

    The new 5 series is a step back from the F10, though both of them are rubbish. Doesn’t even come close to the E-Class, especially in terms of interior. Looks like a 1970 car, very primitive.

  9. Emanuel Nogueirinha says:

    I´m a 2010 F10, 530D, owner, with the rare tasman green colour, and i think , f10 looks so much better, even the Chris Bangle designs had more personality.
    F10 m5 is a beast.
    The g30 rear lools like a cheap Toyota!
    The front is absolutly boring!
    Go to restiling right know!
    I think, I will wait for the new audi A6.

  10. Emanuel Nogueirinha says:

    I was sure that I had already been on the road behind a G30 before it was released, now I found the evidence on the internet. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc5596c145eaf6419f2784ac6e458d59fcccdae73450411369818f5c8557f0db.jpg

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