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Old 21st August 2013, 16:06   #1
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Seen in these spy pics is a heavily camouflaged 5'er mule with the chassis of the next-gen model

It should shed some weight with the help of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in its construction.

More details should hopefully unfold in the coming months

Expected launch in 2016 as a 2017 model.

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More news;

1) BMW will add a 3 cyl diesel engine (rumoured to produce 150 hp) to the line up in certain markets.

2) Next M5 will have in excess of 600 hp & will have an optional x-drive variant.

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Sounds very odd. 3 cylinder engines along with hybridasition of these cars would complicate things a lot more than expected considering these cars are a tech fest in the first place. I wonder if the enthusiast driver in us will get the same satisfaction as say in the 530d . I shouldnt be surpirsed if they opt for crossing out the 6 cylinder motors for good
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Looks Sharp. Seems like the new BMWs are getting "De-Bangled" .
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Next gen 5'er will use the 9-speed ZF transmission used on the Jeep Cherokee and 2014 E-Class.

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UPDATE

Hi all, If the reports of I.A.B are to be referred then the sixth-generation 5 Series is named the ‘G30′ internally and will be underpinned by an all-new ’30up’ platform which is built by combining aluminium, high-strength steel and carbon fibre which makes it a full 80 kg lighter as compared to the present 5 Series. It is believed that further in the line-up are a 5 Series Gran Turismo and a Touring (Estate) later in that year.

The loss of weight on the 5 Series will allow BMW to power it by a 1.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine. 500 cc cylinders would be put together to come up with three-, four- and six-cylinder engines that share 60 percent of their parts. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine shall power the 520d and 525d, generating 231 hp.

As per the reports, The 528i will get a 272 hp petrol engine. 5 Series would be sharing it's front axle assembly with with the next-generation 3 Series and the higher powered six- and eight-cylinder models will get the front axle from the next 7 Series.

It is also expected that the M5 developed from this 5 Series would be a whopping 180 kg lighter, carrying a tuned version of the same 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 used in the present M5. The new benchmark that is expected to be set by the forthcoming M5 will be the inclusion of an option for a four-wheel drive.

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Next gen 5'er will use the 9-speed ZF transmission used on the Jeep Cherokee and 2014 E-Class.
That doesn't sound correct at all. The Jeep Cherokee's ZF unit is specifically designed for FWD, transverse- layout, while Benz's 9G-Tronic is an in-house Daimler unit for use in RWD, longitudinal-layout vehicles
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That doesn't sound correct at all. The Jeep Cherokee's ZF unit is specifically designed for FWD, transverse- layout, while Benz's 9G-Tronic is an in-house Daimler unit for use in RWD, longitudinal-layout vehicles
Possibly not the exact one from the Cherokees, but the upcoming 5'er will surely get a new ZF-engineered 9 speed automatic transmission then
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The new model is set to retain a familiar profile, with refinements to the details helping to create a more modern, premium look that’s a bit sportier than the current-generation 5 Series.

By using more high-strength steels, aluminium and carbon fibre-reinforced plastic, BMW will hope to cut the kerbweight by about 100kg.

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G30 5 series hits the 'Ring;

This is the touring model;

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The 2016 BMW 5-Series has been spied with a production-ready body.

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Looks Sharp. Seems like the new BMWs are getting "De-Bangled" .
I for one loved the Bangle design and still think it looks hot and a huge contrast from the current design. The current 5-series looks so plain in comparison. E60 was a revolutionary design. Not many liked it. The F10 had no such qualms I feel.

As for the 2016 model, I think it looks a lot better than the F10 but its really time they did something with the interiors. Atleast change the gear lever.
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Not at all impressed by these rendered images. Looks like a bigger 3 series from up front. And the rear is almost the same as the current 5'er.

Although most people hate the Bangle era- I think that one had an identity of its own. Not something modern day beemers have!
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