It’s been nearly five months since the G30 BMW 5 Series was unveiled to the world, but these photos show that it won’t be long before the new executive sedan arrives on our shores. Spotted by Izzham Emir from the F10 Crew Malaysia Facebook group, the presence of the cars – on top of a trailer, no less – means that they’re bound to enter showrooms pretty soon.

Seen here is the 530i with the M Sport package and 19-inch M double-spoke style 664M alloy wheels, making it likely the range-topping model, discounting the 540i that – even if it is sold here – would likely only be offered in limited quantities. Also seen here are adaptive LED headlights, which were offered as standard on the outgoing F10 5 Series in facelifted form.

Power comes from the new B48 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder shared with the now-discontinued 330i, producing 252 hp at 5,200 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,450 to 4,800 rpm. Also expect a 520d that carries over the 190 hp/400 Nm B47 2.0 litre turbodiesel from before; a 520i with a 180 hp/290 Nm version of the 530i’s engine will come later. A ZF eight-speed automatic will almost certainly fitted on all models.

Larger and lighter (by up to 100 kg) than the car it replaces, the G30 is available with a host of new technologies, including a new 10.25-inch touchscreen, gesture control and Remote Parking, as well as semi-autonomous driving features such as active cruise control, lane keeping assist and autonomous lane changing. As is usual, however, don’t expect all these features to make it to Malaysian-spec vehicles.

As with its rival, the W213 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the G30 BMW 5 Series will likely be offered here initially as a fully-imported (CBU) model, before CKD local assembly starts later on. As such, expect prices to hover between the high-RM300,000s and the mid-RM400,000s, like the E-Class is now.

GALLERY: G30 BMW 5 Series