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Leaked: Is This The All-New 2017 BMW 5 Series (G30)?

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Kon October 12, 2016 10:45

Ahead of its officially-confirmed launch tomorrow, images have surfaced on the threads of GermanCarForums.com which might well be leaked pictures the all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series.

A total of four images show the all-new 5 Series, codenamed G30, from the dead rear, front and rear three quarter angles plus a cabin shot.

Overall appearance of the vehicle shows a clear family resemblance to the current G11 and G12 7 Series. The car in the pictures appears dressed with an M Sport package inside out and wears a badge that reads 540i.

BMW’s all-new B-series modular engine family is expected to power the G30, with the 540i shown here likely to feature the B58 3.0-litre straight-six petrol powerplant. In the F30 340i, this engine makes 321hp and 450Nm.

Of greater importance to our market will be variants powered by the 2.0-litre B48 petrol four-pot that we already get in the F30 3 Series and G12 7 Series. We are anticipating a 184hp version powering the 520i, a 231hp setup in the 525i, and a 252hp configuration in the 530i.

Expect also a strong line-up of diesel engines mirroring the petrol family’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre six-cylinder setup.

A plug-in hybrid variant should feature in the agenda too, though the question is whether BMW will be using the newer B48-based petrol-electric hybrid architecture as seen in the 330e or the older but more powerful N20-based setup used in the X5 xDrive40e. That means either a 252hp 530e or a 313hp 540e, or even both.

We will know for sure what the all-new 2016 BMW 5 Series will have to offer by tomorrow, so stay tuned. In the meantime, follow the links below to read what we already know about the all-new G30:

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Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.

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