BMW is currently working on a new generation of the 5-Series and a prototype has been recently caught on camera while it was being tested out on the famous German track, sickness the Nurburgring.
A new generation of the BMW 5-Series is just around the corner but before the Bavarian based automaker will pull the wraps off its body, nurse it has to make sure that everything is in its right place and working just like it should. The clip posted below is showing a prototype variant of the luxury cruiser being tested out on the Ring, with its camouflaged body.
The 2016 BMW 5-Series is believed to ride on the same platform which is used on the recently unveiled 7-Sereis. The model will get a significant weight reduction compared to its predecessor and its design should be conservative, resembling its larger brother. Rumor has it that an entry-level variant, with a 1.5 liter three-cylinder diesel engine, should be introduced on the car, along with a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol burner, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery on a plug-in hybrid. Other units which are expected to be introduced on the model are the 3.0 liter six-cylinder, producing 265 HP (195 kW) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, the 3.0 liter six-cylinder rated at 326 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) and a V8, with a 4.4 liter displacement, developing 450 HP (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) of torque.