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      12-11-2014, 11:37 AM   #1
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We previously saw the next generation 5 Series touring (G31) out testing over a year ago, and now its 4 door sedan sibling has emerged with a production body.

Plug-In Hybrid

The G30 sedan spied here is the 530eDrive hybrid plug-in model, which reflects BMW's plans to offer a hybrid version of each of its core models. We can expect the hybrid powerplant to be similar to the 3 Series hybrid plug-in discussed by BMW last week. That means a battery between the trunk and passenger cabin which propels an electric motor contained within the CVT transmission casing. It will cover up to 20 miles on solely electric power.

As we're still in the early stages of testing, the camouflage remains heavy and obscures most details on the G30, but its overall shape certainly reminds us of the upcoming G11 7 Series. And like the G11's hood, the G30 sports a revised cutline which no longer awkwardly cuts across the hood. Under the dummy camouflage lights are L-shaped tail lights and L-shaped headlights.

Super Platform

The next 7 Series will spearhead the first extensive use of Carbon Fiber in platform construction. The platform is called 35up (or CLAR) and will be shared among all model from the 3 Series and up - including the G30 5 Series.

A recent rumor pegged the next generation 6 Series on the 35up / CLAR platform to lose up to several hundred pounds, so our hopes are high for the G30's weight loss figures.

Insider Scott26 shares more details, saying that the G30 series will accomplish weight reduction using pressed steel, aluminum, magnesium and a carbon fiber load bearing section of the chassis resulting in weight reduction of 100KG (220 lbs).

Gas / Diesel Models

According to our future models index, the US will receive 530i, 540i, 550i and 540d models. xDrive will be available on all models, with the 540d and 550i models possibly xDrive only in the U.S., subject to change. Expect the G30 to be powered by the same next generation engines to appear in the 3 Series (LCI) and G11 7 Series -- everything from a 3-cylinder to the B48 4-cylinder, B58 6-cylinder, and N63 8-cylinder.

Technology

Some of the fancy tech in the next 7 Series will also flow down to the G30, including touchscreen iDrive, laser headlight option, and a rumored separate passenger monitor. Other 7 Series options which may or may not appear in the 5 Series are: automatic parking with remote control, new "active comfort drive" assist, gesture control, wireless charging for phones

The G30's reveal comes in 2016.

G30 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid

G30 5 Series Plug-In Hybrid




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      12-11-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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      12-11-2014, 01:13 PM   #3
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This seems to be a very good thing!
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      12-11-2014, 01:27 PM   #4
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Interesting times! I can't wait for the next-gen models!
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      12-11-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Lines looks good & more GT like at the back!
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      12-11-2014, 01:38 PM   #6
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Lines looks good & more GT like at the back!
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Also maybe less rear overhang
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      12-11-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
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Sigh of relief they kept the nice sport sedan proportions and profile. I'm glad they aren't trying to reinvent the entire shape of the car like most of the Japanese brands. Going to be a proper German sedan. Can't wait to see the m sport package.
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Looks like they got some new camo designs
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Plug in hybrids will proliferate because efficiency regulations favor them. The extremely high efficiency marks they earn in tests are based on cycles where most of the driving is done with energy stored in the battery while plugged in.
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I think i know EXACTLY how it'll look in my head, but because im not an artist I cant really show it.
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only offering the 540d and 550i as xdrive models in the US would destroy the sales of the 5 series..
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Jason/Scott, will the G30 or G11 offer remote start? Unless I'm missing something, I have never seen remote start an option on any BMW.
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humm looks big. the new 7 looks just right. And looks a bit boring (yes lots of cover ). the only thing interesting are the mirrors that look straight out of jag xf. It will look nice but a bit boring. We need a new bangle revolution.
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      12-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #15
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Hmm. impossible to say for sure depending on how the wrap is laid down, but it looks like they made the hood a solid piece again instead of the separate ~5" strip in front. I hate that dividing line.
It sure looks they wrapped the kidney grills as another piece to be able to open the hood. That makes me so happy

Oh derp. Read the post after looking at the pics... Post says it clearly. Solid hood returns. woo!

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Just want to clarify something: xDrive will be available on all U.S. models, but 540d and 550i are currently xDrive _only_ for the U.S.
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only offering the 540d and 550i as xdrive models in the US would destroy the sales of the 5 series..
The report says that xDrive will be available as an option on the 540d and 550i, not standard on those models.

Edit: Er, maybe not. Guess we'll wait and see.

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Just want to clarify something: xDrive will be available on all U.S. models, but 540d and 550i are currently xDrive _only_ for the U.S.
But to @wdeerfield's point, that would be very disappointing indeed.
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Just want to clarify something: xDrive will be available on all U.S. models, but 540d and 550i are currently xDrive _only_ for the U.S.
Fixed, thanks.
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      12-11-2014, 04:13 PM   #19
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I'm just seeing an F10 ... So what are guys seeing that you seem to like?
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Any chance to see the g31 on this side of the Atlantic ocean?
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Wow! Study those body lines on the computer screen.

Freaking awesome see that I knew competetion would force BMW to listen to their customers.

Gonna be a great next few years as a BMW enthusiast
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