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2021 BMW 5-Series facelift images leaked

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Images of the 2021 facelift model BMW 5 Series have been on the internet which show the sedan cars refreshed exteriors on both the front and the rear. According to sources, the pictures appear to be from official press kit indicating that the brand is likely to reveal the model soon.

The images appear to have a charging door on the front left fender indicating that the leaked images are of the BMW 5 Series with a Plug-in Hybrid powertrain. The images also show the car equipped with sportier bumpers which leads us to believe that the images are of the 5 Series with an M Sport package. 

According to the leaked pictures, the sedan car features a signature BMW grille with vertical slats and a chrome frame, revised sleeker headlamp units, wide air dam with angular bumper features, raised bonnet ridges, rounded wheel arches, shoulder character lines,  Y-spoked machine cut alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, front fender gills, revised tail lamps with 3D inserts, black applique on the bumper and twin trapezoidal exhaust outlets.   

The picture of the rear end also reveals a ‘530e’ moniker on the boot lid indicating its trim level. The current BMW 530e sold in the North American market is powered by a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo in-line four-cylinder petrol engine coupled to an AC Synchronous Electric Motor with integrated power electronics that makes 180 Bhp of power and 345 Nm of torque on the petrol engine and 110 hp of power and 360 Nm of torque on the electric motor matched to an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. 

The BMW 530e features an electronically controlled engine cooling system with the active kidney grille, air curtains, air breather systems, brake energy regeneration, electronic throttle control, Servotronic power-steering assist, electromechanical parking brake, etc. 

On the interiors, the BMW 530e features 10.25-inch central information display with in-built navigation, Bluetooth & USB ports, 12.3-inch Live Cockpit Professional instruments cluster, engine Start/Stop button, dual-zone climate control etc.