German media is reporting the next generation of the BMW 5-Series will be offered with a three-cylinder engine.
BMW fans are in for a huge surprise as it seems the next-gen 5-Series due in 2016 will be offered with a small 3-cylinder turbodiesel producing 150 HP (110 kW). In this configuration the new 5-Series will have a fuel consumption of just 3.9 liters / 100 km (60 mpg US or 72 mpg UK).
The new 5-Series will go on sale as a sedan in July 2016 and several months later in November the Touring will hit the market. Sometime in 2017 the Bavarian marque will introduce the much criticized Gran Turismo derivative.
As you would imagine, the next generation of the BMW 5-Series will ride on a newly developed platform which will be introduced on the 7-Series programmed for a 2015 launch and will eventually underpin the next-gen 6-Series as well.
As far as the next M5 is concerned, Auto Bild mentions it will surpass the 600 HP (441 kW) mark and will be the first M model to be offered with an optional all-wheel drive arrangement.