All-New 2024 BMW 5 Series (G60) Looks Like a Modern E60 in Spy-Based Rendering

The current BMW 5 Series is still a desirable car, especially if you’re talking about the top-end M5. However, the Bavarian automaker likes to keep things fresh and is currently working on the all-new generation, the G60 5 Series.

The G30 has been in production since 2017 with a facelift in 2020. Its replacement has already been spied undergoing testing and according to company officials, it’s on schedule to be revealed in 2023. This could be one of the last conventional cars BMW puts in its arsenal before the big all-electric push.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what the G60 5 Series looks like, perhaps a year before it hits the market? Well, that’s exactly what’s happening here, as Kolesa has done their usual renderings based on spy photos. In the past, this source has proved accurate in the past, especially when it comes to these traditional luxury models from German automakers, so there’s no reason to doubt them.

But can you believe this is really what they are developing? Kolesa’s rendering reveals headlights which may be more controversial than the grille. They’re pinched up, following a line of the hood that goes to the mirrors. You might be tempted to think that designers were looking at pictures of Hyundai Elantras all day. However, the truth may be stranger than that.

Upwards-pointing lights are a trademark of one of the most controversial yet also famous BMW models, the E60, also known as the Bangle-era 5 Series. G60 vs E60, that can’t be a coincidence, right?

In all other regards, this isn’t going to be a retro throwback. The 2024 5 Series will feature an i5 fully-electric version to rival Tesla and the Mercedes EQE. The styling of the all-electric version may have influenced this 5er’s appearance because we’re seeing similarities with the recently launched iX1 crossover.

Strange styling isn’t really a problem because apparently, BMW has more pre-orders than ever thanks to the bold i4 and iX. There’s a good chance that the G60 5 Series and i5 will grow on you after they unveil 500+ horsepower monsters or television-sized dashboard screens.

Reports indicate that the 5 Series will continue to be offered as a wagon, and there might even be a return of the M5 Touring, which also was a member of the E60 family. Prototypes have begun testing the next-gen M5 powertrain (as a sedan), and it’s believed to consist of a plug-in hybrid V8 drive that could easily exceed 700 horsepower.

Regular engines will continue being offered, all featuring 48-volt mild-hybrid assistance. However, most of the sales in Europe will come from hybrids like the 530e and 545e instead of the diesels which traditionally motivate this executive car.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here