A test car of the next-generation BMW 5 Series has been spotted. The 5 Series Full Change, published in Carscoop, a foreign automobile specialized media, features a smaller front kidney grille, maintaining the unique proportions of the 5 Series. Along with the PHEV, the 5 Series will be equipped with an electric powertrain for the first time. It will be released in 2024.
The 5 Series Full Change has a longer and more stable proportion than the current model while maintaining the signature elements of the 5 Series, such as a short front overhang, a long bonnet, and a fender that emphasizes a sense of volume. The front part features a bonnet and sleek headlamps reminiscent of Chris Bangle’s E60 5 Series.
The same kidney grille as the new 4 Series was not used. The rear tail lamp is designed to be thinner than the current model. The tail lamp will be provided in the form of left and right connected. A spoiler is applied to the top of the trunk. The interior is equipped with the latest BMW specifications, including a curved display.
The 5 Series Full Change is expected to be the last model to be equipped with an internal combustion engine. The new 5 Series is operated with gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). For the first time in the 5 Series, an electric powertrain is introduced. The 5 Series electric car, which will be called the i5, shares a battery and electric motor with the BMW i4.
The i5 comes with an AWD specification with an electric motor added to the front wheels based on the rear-wheel electric motor specification. The M50 series with enhanced sporty style and performance through the M package will also be released. The i5 is expected to be equipped with batteries of 70 kWh and 100 kWh capacity, and the driving range on a single charge is more than 400 km.
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