Next generation BMW 5-Series could be launched at the 2016 Paris Motor Show as more technology previews are expected in the coming weeks
BMW is trying to bring in substantial products to strengthen its current portfolio and also working on the successfully running new avatars of the existing vehicles. One such luxury segment the German manufacturer looking to pounce on is where the 5-Series lies. The new generation 5-Series is well-known to be in the works as proven by the number of spy shots emerged recently.
To add fuel to the fire, BMW previewed the optical scanning system that is about to feature in the new model recently. One more important bit of technology has been teased by the Bavarian brand now as the Remote 3D View comes to the fore. The technical information about this new technology remains scarce but it appears as if it is utilizing the vehicle’s on-board cameras for displaying an overhead virtual view of the next generation 5-Series remotely through smartphone application.
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Alongside the overhead view, the surroundings are also captured so that the driver gets an idea of what goes around him in traffic or any critical situations. The teaser revealed nothing but what we have so far explained here and it follows a similar way to the new generation flagship 7-Series. BMW gave sneak peek of what was about to come on the 7-Series by emphasizing its features like the advanced remote parking technology before the actual car debuted.
Like the new-gen 7-Series, BMW is expected to release more teasers previewing the technology pieces coming on-board with the approaching 5-Series leading up to its launch. The world premiere of the model is more likely to happen at the Paris Month in a few weeks’ time.
The existing generation 5-Series entered global markets six years ago and it competes against Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90, Jaguar XF and Audi A6 in India. Alongside them, it t has to face others rivals like Cadillac CTS, Acura RLX, Maserati Ghibli and Lexus GS in international scenes.