Listed here are some side-by-side pictures of the brand new G60 BMW 5 Sequence, which made its world premiere yesterday evening, and the sedan it can substitute, the G30 5 Sequence. The seventh-generation G30 was unveiled again in a little bit beneath seven years in the past in 2016, and the blue instance you see right here is the facelift that debut in Could 2020, the G60’s instant predecessor.
You possibly can learn all concerning the 2024 BMW 5 Sequence in our launch report, and this submit is simply to point out you the brand new and the outdated (nevertheless it nonetheless feels fairly new, doesn’t it, the G30 LCI) side-by-side. Off the bat, which do you like?
If this was an precise ballot, we wouldn’t be stunned on the consequence – our cash shall be on a lot of you preferring the G30. Personally, it’s non-contest and we’re regressing – the G30 is ideal in balancing magnificence and sportiness. Throw within the excellent drive and it might even be top-of-the-line automobiles on the earth.
However we’ve been right here earlier than, many occasions the truth is. Every time BMW comes up with one thing new, automotive lovers and BMW followers will pan the brand new one and extol the outdated one(s), bringing out their rose-tinted glasses (in all probability wine red-tinted, for BMW followers). “E30!” “E39 the very best!”, certainly you’ve heard all these earlier than.
However as time passes, BMW will most of the time be confirmed proper. Keep in mind the preliminary response to the Bangle-era E60 5 Sequence? Even the iX, with that face and unconventional SUV proportions, is promoting like scorching desserts.
So, the brand new 5 Sequence, what do you suppose? We’ve chosen related angles, however be aware that the G60 – at 5,060 mm lengthy (sure, it’s over 5m now!) and 1,900 mm broad – the G60 is 97 mm longer and 32 mm wider than the G30. The brand new sedan can be 36 mm taller (1,515 mm) and its 2,995 mm wheelbase is 20 mm longer, which signifies that many of the newly-added size goes into the overhangs.
It’s not simply general top that’s up, however we are able to see that the entrance fascia is now taller. In the event you don’t prefer it, simply be grateful that the 5 Sequence escapes the massive nostrils that we see on greater fashions just like the 7 Sequence and X7.
The perimeters of the G60 seem cleaner (flush door handles too), however with out the G30’s sturdy crease of a twister line and “hockey stick” (changed by a delicate upward curve) to interrupt up the visible mass, does the aspect profile look a tad tall? On the again, the standard BMW sedan back lights on the G30 has been slimmed all the way down to virtually a straight line, as previewed by the newest G70 7 Sequence.
As for the brand new inside, it’s a giant shift from the G30’s acquainted cockpit (which appears to be like actually outdated as compared), however with zero surprises. The conjoined broad display structure is as per the brand new 7 Sequence, however be aware that the display and centre stack is angled in the direction of the driving force, versus being flat on the limo. This continued custom befits the 5’s standing as a driver’s automotive, a pleasant contact additionally seen within the Perodua Axia. Simply joking!
So, what do you consider the brand new G60 5 Sequence versus the G30? Which fashion do you like? Tell us. Try our full launch report for every little thing you have to know concerning the new 5er.
GALLERY: G60 BMW i5 eDrive40
GALLERY: G30 BMW 530e M Sport LCI