Next-gen BMW 5-Series spied for the first time

 Next-gen BMW 5-Series spied for the first time
2016 BMW 5-Series Touring spy photo / Automedia

Arriving in 2016

These are the first spy photos of the next-gen BMW 5-Series which is scheduled to come out in 2016.

It was less than two months ago when BMW facelifted the current-gen 5-Series lineup and now they already started working on its replacement. Seen here is the Touring variant which has new door handles, air breather in the front wings, front doors, A-pillar and a sharp horizontal edge over front and rear doors, along with flatter rear windows and different taillights.

Design is said to take influences from the Vision Connected Drive concept, while next-gen 7-Series-derived CFRP technology should find its way on the smaller 5-Series to lower the car's weight. Interestingly, our sources are indicating that a high-efficiency model could be in the works with a small three-cylinder diesel engine.

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Car makers are in a big time rush now adays!!! Let the paint dry for god sakes!
Jul 8, 2013 5:57 pm
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Totally agree. Model cycles are way too short these days. It used to be like 10 years cycles, then it was 8, then 7 now it's like 6, and if it's a Golf it's 4-5. But interesting that these first spy pics are of the touring version rather than the saloon. Is it just that the saloon hasn't been photographed?
Jul 10, 2013 10:32 pm
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Downside of being a car guy: you can only buy a car within two years of its launch, because when it gets its mid-life refresh, you know the new model is well on its way...
Jul 8, 2013 1:20 pm
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If they are using the vision dynamics concept for styling inspiration that could be interesting but im not seeing any shape to this car that looks like it has. More likely new 3 series but bigger with taller lights
Jul 8, 2013 12:37 pm
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There's nothing 'new' about this. BMW has for ever been working on their new models as the LCI was achieved. This next 5 series is due in 2016. On schedule. Nothing has changed. Maybe ya'll just noticed it for the first time.
Jul 8, 2013 12:24 pm
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Yeah, WAY to early to start seeing prototypes of the next 5 which is due for MY'18. This is the facelifted 5 which is due for 2015.
Jul 8, 2013 11:40 am
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Jul 8, 2013 1:16 pm
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all cars does it not just BMW, you see Ferrari is already making a new California and Lexus starting on the next LS
Jul 8, 2013 2:14 pm
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Jul 8, 2013 11:04 am
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