Next BMW 5 Series spied winter testing

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    Next BMW 5 Series spied winter testing

    Our spies have sent us a video with a fleet of 2017 BMW 5-Series prototypes conducting winter testing.
    The cars were wearing a production body judging by the new door handles, front air vents and most importantly by the new layout of the A pillar. Also noticeable is a horizontal character line running over the doors while the rear window appears to be flatter. Infiltrated among the 5-Series prototypes is a camouflaged next-gen 7-Series recognizable not only by its larger proportions but also by the bigger exhaust tips and the more exposed production-ready taillights.
    Both cars are bound to ride on the new 35up platform and in the case of the 5-Series this should enable a massive 100 kg (220 lbs) weight loss as a result of making extensive use of lightweight materials including aluminum and carbon fiber. Reports say the significant weight loss could allow BMW's engineers to install a three-cylinder engine sourced from the 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer brothers although it's hard to believe there's going to be a three-cylinder "5" acting as the entry-level model.
    More at link.

    Some spyshots from earlier this year:

    Expected to lose 100lbs, be on sale in June 2016.

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    Re: Next BMW 5 Series spied winter testing

    New 5 is coming... as well as the new E...

    I hope CTS/CT5 is coming as well!!

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    Re: Next BMW 5 Series spied winter testing

    It has a nice shape.
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