Scheduled for imminent release, the refreshed 5 series line-up has been spied around the world for many months now. However the ultimate leak looks to have come from BMW itself via ‘s M5 configurator.


The changes are extremely subtle. A new M6 derived front grille (with M5 badge) and steering wheel are the first things you spot. Beyond that there are some tweaks the front and rear lights.

All expected changes. However the interesting thing is that BMW decided to not redesign the M5 specific exterior mirrors to incorporate the side repeaters demanded by new EU regs. Sources have told BF that the cost to move the lights to the mirrors was far greater than the fine that the EU will levy.