Next-Gen BMW 5-Series Teaser Reveals Tweaked LED Taillights

BMW has just released a teaser video of the G30-generation 5-Series ahead of the vehicle’s online debut in the coming weeks.

While the minute long video only shows the new car for a matter of seconds, it does preview the reshaped body as well as the tweaked rear-end. Perhaps the most notable change visible in the teaser are the different LED taillights which appear to have adopted a slightly thinner and more flowing design than those of the current car.

The timing of this clip would suggest that the public debut for the model is imminent, logically at the Paris Motor Show at the end of this month. However, some recent reports claim that we won’t see the new 5-Series in the flesh until January’s Detroit Auto Show.

Whatever the case may be, it’s previously been confirmed that the updated model will be based around the company’s new CLAR platform. Due to its utilization of aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel, it is expected to help the new model shed at least 80 kg (176 lb) from the current car.

In terms of powertrains, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is expected to come as standard in base 5-Series variants. Elsewhere in the range will be 3.0-liter straight-six diesel and petrol engines, a diesel six-cylinder with electric turbochargers, a plug-in hybrid model and for high-spec derivatives including the new M5, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8.

In a bid to rival the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a number of technologies from the 7-Series will then find their way into its smaller sibling. This will include a selection of autonomous driving functions, gesture control and laser headlights.

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