Yesterday, we showed you photos of the upcoming 5 Series Touring with significantly less camouflage. With its debut date a few weeks away, our spies have managed to spot the 2017 5 Series in its more conventional sedan form.
For the G30 model, the 5 Series adapts a 7 Series-like fascia with its larger headlights now connected to a wider kidney grill. The bumper also sports a wider lower intake with its foglights pushed to the corners of the panel. A closer look at the rear end shows hints of both the 3 and 7 Series sedans. Its tail lights appear longer and sleeker than the F10 and follows the trend set by the current 3 Series. As seen by its split dual exhaust pipes, the test car seen here is a six-cylinder model.
Overall, it appears that the G30 5 Series redesign takes on a more evolutionary approach. It retains some of the current F10 5 Series' styling elements such as the defined character line just below the window sill and the shape of its roofline. It comes as no surprise that the signature 'Hoffmeister Kink' is seen on the all-new 5 Series.
As mentioned in previous articles, the G30 5 Series utilizes BMW's latest platform called OKL. The new 5 Series also shares the same platform as the brand's flagship sedan. Like the 7 Series, the structure uses a mix of aluminum, magnesium, steel and carbon fiber reinforced polymer. BMW uses the same method in the i3 and i8 plug-in hybrid cars.
There are currently three engines confirmed for the G30 5 Series. First is the 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six engine that will power the 540i. This engine was first seen in the recently updated F30 3 Series. The second gas engine to be seen in the 2017 5 Series is the 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine to be used in the 530i. Last is a 3.0 liter, six-cylinder turbodiesel for the 530d. These cars will also be available with BMW's all-wheel drive system called xDrive.