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Spyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Shows Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and Interior

BMW's all-new 5 Series sedan has finally shown itself in true production form although still covered in camouflage. The latest set of paparazzi images reveals both the front end design and part of the interior.
Spyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and Interior 13 photos
Spyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and InteriorSpyshots: 2017 BMW 5 Series Front Bumper, M Sport Pack and Interior
You BMW fans are in for a real treat today, as our spies scooped both the standard 5er and the design of the next M Sport package. You can tell it's inspired by the next M5 because of the rounded air scoop at the bottom of the bumper and the two large intakes on the sides.

The trademark twin kidney grilles are wider than ever, connecting to the sides of the lights. The headlights look like flat question marks, just like they do on the 7 Series, and the grille bars are more numerous, featuring a flat area at the top to hint at the technologically advanced i8.

The back of the mid-sized Bimmer luxury sedan has also been tweaked since the last time we saw it. We can now see what the exhaust system will look like and how it will fit next to the bumper. To be honest, this is the least interesting part of the whole car.

The new 5 Series will directly rival the Mercedes E-Class sedan that was presented in Detroit at the beginning of the year. Both will feature every technology that their respective automakers have available. There's none of that "saving the best for the flagship" going on.

You can tell the designers are trying hard in the interior department, which has never been BMW's high point. Just like the new 7 Series, the 5er will have a wide screen perched on the dash and probably gesture controls as well. The gear shifter has a new shape, and a sophisticated digital dashboard will make everything before it seem dull.

The design of the steering wheel closely mirrors that of the M760Li we saw in Geneva, which is to be expected since both have been altered by the M division. There will be normal luxury lines, of course, but the 5 Series has always been BMW's dark horse, so the sports look fits it perfectly.

In the engine department, we should see the latest generation of turbocharged 2-liter and 3-liter mills being available. The car should be faster and lighter than before. However, the emphasis may be placed more on technology than performance, with things like remote parking with the smart touchscreen keyfob, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, ambient light, and fragrance air system becoming available for the first time in the 5 Series.

 
 
 
 
 

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