2017 G30 BMW 5 Series M Sport 4

Here’s our clearest view yet of the upcoming 2017 G30 BMW 5 Series, pictured here in its more aggressive M Sport guise. Also revealed here is the next-generation 5 Series M Sport’s interior, with most of its major controls out in the open. No, there are no surprises – what you’d expect is what you’ll see here.

Up front, the M Sport bumper shows its shape here, featuring thick vertical ‘U’ elements and honeycomb inserts instead of the more timid horizontal lines on the standard model. Also visible is the Active air stream kidney grille (a la the G12 7 Series), along with LED headlights and the oval-shaped radar cruise control unit placed low down.

Elsewhere, shapelier ‘upswept’ wing mirrors, high performance M Sport brakes with blue calipers (inside 19-inch M Sport wheels) and all-LED tail lamps can be seen. The unique trapezoidal exhaust tips are housed within a sizable lower diffuser element, the outline of which can easily be traced here.

The interior is also partially open, showing a downsized 7 Series dashboard. The large screen, air-con vents, gear lever and iDrive controller appear very similar to what we’ve seen in BMW’s latest flagship model (but with plastic buttons rather than alloy), as is the new M Sport steering wheel with marginally thicker spokes.

Like the outgoing F10 5 Series, the G30 appears to have LCD Black Panel instruments with physical meter rings. Note however, that this may not be representative of all G30 models, as BMW usually has two (or more) instrument cluster variations, depending on spec levels. We will know more when the car is unveiled in due time.

So, based on what we’ve seen, would you wait for this 2017 G30 BMW 5 Series, or go for the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class that is due here in Malaysia soon?