The next generation BMW 5-Series Sedan set to come out in the second half of 2016 was the source of inspiration for RM Design’s latest renders.

The next generation BMW 5-Series Sedan set to come out in the second half of 2016 was the source of inspiration for RM Design’s latest renders.

If you are a big fan of the latest 7-Series, there’s a big chance you will also like next year’s 5-Series (G30) as the two will have a lot in common in terms of design. Seen here is RM Design’s vision of the new mid-size Bavarian sedan and he created the digital illustrations using the 7-Series as foundation and the numerous spy images showing prototypes of the upcoming 5.

Besides using a minor variation of the same design, the two cars will also share the CLAR platform that will likely end up shaving off around 100 kg (220 lbs). The similarities between the two won’t end here as the interior cabin of the new 5 will borrow some of the components from its larger sibling, including the digital instrument cluster.

The more practical 5-Series Touring version (G31) will be introduced several months after the sedan and there’s also going be a new Gran Turismo model. The latter has turned out to be quite popular in China whereas in Europe sales were below expectation due to its rather odd rear end.

As a final note, BMW previously announced some of the 5-Series production will be externalized to Austria at Magna Steyr’s factory.

Source: rmcardesign.com

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