We all saw the leaked pictures yesterday but that’s all it was. Now that the BMW G30 5-Series has been fully released we have all the details for you. As an honourable mention we need to state that the new M550i is currently faster than the outgoing M5 from 0 to 100 km/h with a 4 seconds flat sprint time.
The 530i will come with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder good for 248 horsepower, the 540i with a 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder with 335 horsepower. Everything comes with an 8-speed automatic.
Just after launch will come the 530e plug-in hybrid good for a combined output of around 250 horsepower from both the combustion engine and electric motors. The M550i will also follow along with a 455 horsepower 4.4 liter V8.
The new 5 Series also catches up with Mercedes on its attempt at driver-assistance systems, with the car now allegedly able to follow along and even overtake other cars on the highway, as well as communicate with other BMWs on the road.
The new 5 goes on sale in February, with the plug-in hybrid and M550i following in March. The next M5 should also come along next year. Let’s hope it finds a way to actually draw attention to the car, because the styling isn’t doing it any favors.