BMW 5 Series sedan and BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo to be launched on May 27
BMW is all set to launch two new models on Wednesday. Using the digital platform, which has become a new normal for the carmakers for global launches of new products, BMW will take the covers off the two facelift models - BMW 5 Series sedan and the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
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According to the image revealed, although the car is still carefully disguised, it is easy to pick changes in the headlights on the facelift version which looks slimmer and more polished. Besides the redesigned headlights, the taillights, front and rear bumpers will also have some changes in design. The grille with the traditional twin kidneys will be slightly larger but still looks neat compared to the giant grille on the new 4 series model.
BMW has discontinued the 6 Series Gran Turismo in the US for the 2020 model, so the facelifted version probably won't be sold in the US. BMW will introduce the 530e Plug-in Hybrid version on May 27 with the M Sport package.
Like the BMW 330e, the 530e will most likely be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor generating 288 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Some information also suggests a more powerful 545e variant with the turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six engine and electric motor.
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Other engine options expected from the current model include 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and 335-hp 3.0-litre petrol engine. A turbocharged V8 engine will power the updated M550i, generating 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in the current model. All models will be equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Both the facelift models are also expected to get Audi's advanced driving assist system and infotainment cluster.