New BMW 5 Series teased

Video shows redesigned lights and silhouette of car

BMW has posted a teaser video of the next-gen 5 Series. It shows a dimly lit car, complete with its new look rear-lights, but reveals little about the interior or exterior design.

The new 5 Series will leverage technology taken from the flagship 7 Series, including its innovative 'carbon core'. The car should weigh up to 100kg less than its predecessor when it reaches production.

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Expect other interior technology to make its way across too, with the next-gen iDrive system seen in the 7 Series likely to also make its way into the 5 Series. Whether the gesture-sensing technology and touch screen features will also be included remains to be seen.

The 5 Series is still in development, but a finished version of the car should be revealed before the end of the year.

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As you can see from the teaser video, the design of the car looks to be an evolution of what's currently on sale, rather than a drastic departure.

Given the fact the video has been released, it's likely the full reveal of the 5 Series will be at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

Power train choices should range from a turbocharged 2-litre four-cylinder petrol, to more powerful turbocharged straight-six diesel and petrol engines.

If you'd like to get an idea of some of the technology that might be appearing in the new 5 Series, why not read our BMW 7 Series review here.

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