People are already conscious that BMW has started to work on a slight facelift for the recent five-Series sedan (that has been named as F10), Touring (F11) and Gran Turismo (F07) models. All of those cars should present in the market next year as a part of the brand’s 4-year life cycle.
On the other hands, as proofed by the stickers, the masked five-Series sedan marked by the photographers taking the winter tests in Europe is a really different car in the sense that it is fitted with a nice plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Recently, BMW provides the non-plug in the ActiveHybrid 5 containing a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder gasoline engine connected to an electric motor and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
One clear difference between the great ActiveHybrid 5 and this prototype is the dissimilar arrangement for the twin tailpipes. Unfortunately, we haven’t got any more details from the automakers. But, it remains to be noticed if BMW has some plans for a production model.