If you can’t wait for the year 2016/17 when the all new BMW 5 Series is revealed and then released, don’t worry our friends from Topspeed.com can at least allay your frustrations. They got their sketch pads out and imagined the new look 5 Series with a digital rendering based upon a series of recent spy shots.
The 5 Series prototype was caught being unloaded near Nurburgring as it prepared for a days testing and was plastered in a layer of camouflage, as is common practice with prototype cars.
So what do we know about the next generation 5 Series? At best we know it will loose weight and be more efficient, new generation cars are always so. And why are they always more efficient by 10 percent?
Therefore its more than likely the current engine range both in Europe and the US will remain the same, guess what? the engines will be more efficient… by 10 percent.
TopSpeed go onto say that a 3-cylinder unit will join the current stable of 5 series engines. I don’t think so, but a three cylinder turbo/plugin hybrid may well be on the cards.
BMW have made it be known that all future Series models will have a hybrid option. Will the V8 powered M5 become quad-turbo or a V8 hybrid? Its all just speculation for now just like its speculating if the moon will ever crash into the Earth? No is the answer because its actually drifting away.
We’re going off topic here.
Any way, as for the exterior design, we think the current bog standard 5 Series looks bland unless its dressed in its M-Sport body kit, with 19-inch alloy wheels. So expect to see a sharper looking next generation 5 Series look for 2016 as the Topspeed rendering demonstrates.