What, currently? Yes, already. Although the 5 Series is a brand new car, BMW is now working on a mid-life facelift for the entire range. These first spy shots expose changes that ought to debut towards the end of 2020.
2021 BMW 5 Series Spy Shots
Frankly, we’re not surprised by the move. The W213 E-Class is also undergoing a mid-life refresh, which is a weekly sighting in Germany. The two models have always been fiercely competitive, and it’s just worsened after the Audi A6 joined the fight.
But what can we expect from this upgraded 5er? Well, the prototype revealed here is a sedan, and most likely a hybrid too. We know that BMW desires to upgrade the 530e, bringing it to the leading edge of plug-in hybrid competitiveness. Two significant updates are expected here: more range (currently 31mi/50km) and a lot more electric power (anticipate about 200 HP).
There might be two plug-in hybrid models, the other one obtaining the 390 horsepower six-cylinder setup from things like the 745e and the X5 xDrive45e.
2021 BMW 5 Series Exterior
Cosmetically, we see updates to the kidney grille. While this new design isn’t as high as that of the 7 Series, it is unquestionably bigger and links in the middle, something BMW purists probably will not like. We can’t wait to see how the facelift impacts the super-sexy M5 Competition or if new versions are added, such as an E-Class All-Terrain competitor or a pure electric i5. Because regard, the well-known maker of the 8-speed automatic, ZF, has announced a 2-speed EV transmission.
It’s too early to judge the refresh for the lower front bumper. However, this seems to copy the typical line of the 7 Series, getting rid of the plastic for the side consumption. New headlights with a slimmer profile will be accompanied by revitalized LED graphics at the back of the car.
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