BMW is currently working on the upcoming G30 BMW 5-Series, the model being caught on some new spy shots on the Ring for some last tests, before entering the market next year. The spy shots and the information with the new 5-Series were provided by AutoGespot online auto magazine.
As seen in the shots, the model is fully camouflaged, meaning new body components. First off, the new G30 BMW 5-Series will still come in three body styles, like the sedan, touring as well as the Gran Turismo. Second, the body will share new elements, like the new front fascia, headlights going all the way into the kidney grille, all these providing the model with a more aggressive design.
Inside, the upcoming G30 BMW 5-Series will also bring some new and updated tweaks, like the revised dashboard, with the free-standing LCD display, high-end materials wrapping the steering wheel and other parts of the cabin. Additionally, BMW will also fit the newly updated iDrive system with touchscreen.
The new 5-Series will stand on the carmaker`s new “35 up” platform, which has now received the name of CLAR and which would make use of a lot of lightweight materials like carbon fiber and aluminum. This would increase the performance of the new 5-Series.
Speaking about powertrain under the hood, the upcoming G30 BMW 5-Series will be equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, making way into the 520d and 525d, both developing 231 horsepower, while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol unit will churn out 272 horsepower, in the 528i.
The engine lineup continue with the six-cylinder engines, fitted in the 530i, with 333 horsepower, 540i developing 375 horsepower, or the 535d with 333 horsepower. Some hybrid four- and six-cylinder engines will be also offered.