BMW is working on the development of the new generation of its 5 Series which is expected to debut by the end of 2022 , with sales that should then start at the beginning of 2023. A highly anticipated model also because in addition to being offered with traditional engines and Plug-ins, it will be & agrave; offered also in a 100% electric version . The battery variant, once on the market, should go up against cars of the caliber of the Mercedes EQE. Probably, it will be; called BMW i5.
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In any case, the new generation of the 5 Series is; has now been intercepted on the road during some tests. Obviously, the prototype, in this case the Plug-in version as seen from the stickers on the body, still appears heavily camouflaged. However, some details can still be observed.
NO DOUBLE KIDNEY XL
Spy photos highlight the front light clusters with a subtle design that should help to give the front a certain “ aggressiveness ''. It is also noted that BMW has not chosen to adopt the double kidney XL seen, for example, on the M3 and M4, which continues to make fans of this brand argue so much. Overall, the new generation of the 5 Series should have a design evolution of the current one without any disruption.
The new model should be based on an updated version of the CLAR platform . The pictures do not show the interior. However, you can & ograve; already hypothesize that the cockpit will present; the latest technologies seen in the most popular models; recent of the German brand. In particular, there should be a new infotainment equipped with the iDrive 8 platform. Speaking of the engines, as mentioned at the beginning, you can & agrave; choose on unit & agrave; traditional, plug-in and electric.
For sure, the petrol and diesel engines will feature mild hybrid technology. The Plug-in models, on the other hand, should have an evolution powertrain of those offered today and characterized by a larger capacity battery. As for the electric version, & egrave; the same unit may be used. present on the iX3 electric SUV.
There will, however, be time to find out more. since the debut is still some time away. Before then there will certainly be more information on the development of this car.
[Spy photo: Auto Express]
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