The 2016 BMW 5-Series Sedan has been spied for the first time with a production-ready body but unfortunately the prototype was fully camouflaged.

The 2016 BMW 5-Series Sedan has been spied for the first time with a production-ready body but unfortunately the prototype was fully camouflaged.

So far we have seen prototypes of the next-gen 5-Series with a body combining panels from the current model and its successor and now our spies caught on camera the sedan featuring the entirely new body which will be an evolution rather than a revolution compared to the outgoing variant. Although dressed in heavy camo, we notice the new mid-size executive sedan has different door handles, front wings air breathers, reshaped A-pillars, modified doors which boast a horizontal character line while at the back there’s a flatter rear window.

Believed to ride on the newly developed "35up" platform, the overhauled BMW 5-Series will likely shave off up to 100 kg (220 lbs) as a result of using a lightweight construction that will make use of carbon fiber among other advanced materials.

In terms of engines, expect to see a quad turbo developing 408 HP & 750 Nm in an M550xd variant while the flagship M5 is bound to arrive in 2017 with up to 626 HP (460 kW) and optional xDrive. The base model could be a 150 HP 3-cylinder turbodiesel while a plug-in hybrid derivative is also in the works and rumored to combine an electric motor with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

The regular BMW 5-Series Sedan will allegedly hit the market July 2016, followed in November by the Touring version and in 2017 by the GT model.

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Next generation BMW 5-Series Sedan spied with production body for the first time