2017 BMW 5 Series (BMW G30) caught testing by an IAB Reader - Spied

27/01/2016 - 19:14 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Tipped to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this October.

BMW's next biggest product unveil - the 2017 BMW 5 Series (code: BMW G30) - was caught testing by IAB reader the_aeschli in Germany. The new 5 Series is expected to debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, which opens in the first week of October.

2017 BMW 5 Series (G30) caught testing
One of the biggest changes in the new 5 Series will be the BMW CLAR RWD platform sourced from the latest BMW 7 Series.

As seen in various renders and other spyshots, the next generation BMW 5 Series will draw inspiration from the new BMW 7 Series. The front-end will feature sleek LED headlamps (optional laser lighting), large BMW kidney grille with active ducts, and simple bumper designs, while the rear-end gets OLED taillamps and cutouts for chrome finished tailpipes.

One of the biggest changes will be the new BMW CLAR RWD platform sourced from the 7 Series, which integrates materials such as carbonfibre, aluminium, magnesium and high-strength steel. Reports suggest that the next BMW 5 Series will be 100 kg lighter than the current model.

2016 BMW 7 Series steering wheel at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
Inside, the 2017 5 Series will be as advanced as the new 7 Series (pictured) reportedly, with the centerpiece as the fifth-generation iDrive system.

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The 2017 BMW 5 Series' engine lineup will comprise of the latest B47 diesel and B48 petrol 2.0-litre four-cylinder units. The more powerful and luxurious models will likely be offered with the B57 quad-turbo V6 diesel and B58 petrol 3.0-litre twin-turbo six-cylinder units. There will also be a 444 bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine in the top-end BMW 550i variant. Also included in the lineup are reportedly two hybrid variants: BMW 530e and BMW 540e.

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