Next-generation BMW 5 Series prototype spotted


The tests captured a camouflaged prototype of the next-generation BMW 5 Series business sedan. Thanks to less camouflage, you can see some elements of the updated exterior, in particular the false radiator grille.

We are in the very early stages of testing the next generation BMW 5 Series sedan prototype. This is only our second “meeting” with the car – the first prototype of the novelty was filmed on camera in early July. In fact, it could be the same hybrid test sample we saw earlier, but this time we have crisp, high-resolution photos that give us a detailed look at the all-new five.

Perhaps the best news is that the car won’t get that huge false grille that has earned some serious criticism from BMW lately.

A close-up of the front end of the spotted prototype reveals a wide but somewhat thin radiator grille, similar to that used by the current version of the sedan, but with a slightly wider “nostril” spacing at the top.

It is important to note that this vehicle is covered with cover panels under a black camouflage wrap. The same detail that allows us to see the contour of the false radiator grille also shows extensive coverage throughout the front fascia and bonnet, not to mention the sides and rear.

That being said, we see several revised panels riveted to the bottom of the doors, which suggest there are noticeable body changes underneath. The same applies to the bonnet and C-pillar, as well as the rear fascia, where the obvious taillights are almost invisible through the camouflage film. This prototype is marked as a hybrid test car – notice the access door on the front fender on the driver’s side, which is visible through the camouflage film.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the BMW X5 2022 is presented in the most luxurious version of Black Vermillion. The Bavarian company has unveiled the 2022 BMW X5 crossover in the luxurious Black Vermillion version. A total of 350 copies of this novelty will be produced and all of them will be intended for the US market.