G32 BMW 5 Series GT spyshots 7

Our spy photographers have managed to capture the second-generation G32 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo as it undergoes testing again. This time however, we are treated to a shot of the car’s interior, which is nearly identical to that seen in earlier spyshots of the G30 5 Series sedan.

First and foremost, there’s the new steering wheel that appears to be lifted from the G11 BMW 7 Series, featuring the same heated steering button just below the airbag (previously on the steering column). The controls on the steering wheel are also finished in black here, similar to what we’ve seen on the sedan prototypes.

Though most of the panels are covered, standout items that are visible include the widescreen central display for the car’s iDrive system. On the mention of BMW’s infotainment system, the control dial on the centre console also appears to be taken from the 7er as well.

The same can be expected of the gear lever as well, even though our view is blocked by the test driver’s hand. Elsewhere, the air-con vents are separated by a slightly larger trim piece compared to on the 7 Series, and there isn’t a hot/cold air mixer as well.

Moving outside, the test mule doesn’t look to be that much different from previous sightings of the G32, albeit without the M Sport package. Highlights include an active air stream kidney grille, as well as LED headlights and oval-shaped radar cruise control unit placed low down. The rear meanwhile, features trapezoidal exhaust tips integrated within a diffuser element, along with all-LED tail lamps. The profile continues to show a sleeker roofline compared to its predecessor as well.

Under the metal, the new 5 GT will likely adopt BMW’s new modular and more versatile Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, and be should be offered with four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines, which will also be part of the G30 5 Series powerplant range.