The new 2017 BMW G30 5 Series was spotted again in Munich. The seventh-generation 5 Series is just months away from its official market introduction and just days away from being driven by journalists from around the world. In the mean time, several pre-production models are being driven by BMW engineers in the Bavarian capital offering us the opportunity to observe its design details.
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Painted in Glacial Silver Metallic, the car spotted is likely the M550i model equipped with the M Sport Package which will be available starting March 2017, just a month after the first 5 Series models are being launched.
The super sporty optional pack includes an exterior M Aerodynamic package – front apron with larger air intakes, side skirt trim, a diffusor-style rear apron and an exhaust system with two rectangular tailpipes- lowered M Sport suspension and M light-alloy wheels, in either 18″ or 19″. This pre-production model comes with winter tires already, as required by the German law.
In the interior, the M Sport package includes sports heated seats and a specific cover made, an M Sports leather steering wheel, aluminum trim and some specific details such as the illuminated M entry rails.
In Germany, the price for the M Sport package varies, depending on the motorization, between 4,600 and 5,500 euros.
The new BMW M550i is only available in combination with the all-wheel drive inherited from the previous 550i. Just like the unofficial predecessor, the M550i also relies on a V8 TwinTurbo with a displacement of 4.4 liters, but now drawing 462 hp. Thanks to the reduced weight, this power is sufficient to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds, and to move on the same level with the M5 of the previous F10 generation.
[Photos: Todor Todorov | IG: todorov5]