The current model range has been on the market since 2003, and now first prototypes have been sighted during testing in the city traffic of Munich.

Different front and extra wide fenders

BMW is preparing a replacement of the very successful 5-Series. The current model range has been on the market since 2003, and now first prototypes have been sighted during testing in the city traffic of Munich.

The prototype on the photos has a different front end and extra wide fenders. Apparently the next generation 5-Series will be bigger by growing in overall length, width and wheel base. The new model will also get bigger wheels, the standard size is 17 inch, wheel sizes 18 and 19 inch will be optional. Due to the wider track and lower height the all new styling of the new 5-Series will make it look almost like a coupe.

Power comes from a large choice of 6 petrol engines (ranging from 2.5 litre 218hp to 4.4 litre V8 biturbo 408hp) and four diesels (ranging from 2.0 litre 175hp to 3.0 litre 300hp)

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