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: