BMW will debut its new G31 5 Series Touring at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, just two months after the debut of the G30 5 Series Sedan in Detroit. Compared to the F11 model it replaces, the new tourer will be a bit tighter with a seemingly shorter front and rear overhangs, and it also seems to sit lower lower to the ground.
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Design wise, the new G31 will take most of the cues from the 5 Series Sedan. The iconic kidney grilles are massive and the headlights blend into them in a very 5 Series-like fashion. The headlights are also angrier and more aggressive than the current F10-gen’s. The hood also aids in this added aggression, as its creases give the front end a more muscular look. There will also be a 5 Series-style Air Breather on the lower part of the front fenders.
A change in shape was required to accommodate the cargo area, therefore BMW pushed the Hofemeister kink back from the C-pillar to the D-pillar.
As is typically the case, the 5 Series Touring will share its powertrains, interior treatments, and tech with the four-door sedan. What we also know is that the sedan version now comes in a brand new version, an M Performance Automobile by the name of M550i.
This new model will replace the old 550i versions and fill the gap between the 540i and the M5 performance-wise.
Expect first images of the G31 5 Series Touring to appear sometimes after the Detroit Auto Show in January.