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.
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.
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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.