2016 BMW 5-Series spied with production body


The next-generation BMW 5-Series has been spotted wearing a production-ready body.

Going by the images, the body of the 2016 5-Series appears to be more of an evolution of the current model rather than an all-new design. There are some new elements such as reshaped A-pillars, new front wing air-breathers, new door handles, restyled doors with a horizontal character line and a flatter rear window.

The 2016 5-Series is believed to be underpinned by BMW's 35up platform and constructed using lightweight materials including carbon fibre. This is likely to make the car about 100 kg lighter than the outgoing model.   

BMW is expected to use a quad turbo engine developing 408 hp and 750 Nm in the M550xd variant. The base variant is likely to be a 150 hp 3-cylinder turbodiesel engine and the company is also developing a plug-in hybrid variant, which uses an electric motor with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine.

The 5-Series Sedan is expected to be launched in European markets in July 2016. The high performance M5, which is rumoured to get a 626 hp unit and optional xDrive is expected in 2017.

Source: World Car Fans

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