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Old 12-20-2014, 02:50 AM
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Does anyone know what the differences will be between the 2015 and 2016 550i.

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From spy images there seems to be a lot of similarity to the current model, so much so that a few posters have commented they were hoping for more of a difference.. however this early on and behind the camp covers who knows...

the one thing i would think would be new would be the use of the side "breathers" that the 3 and 4 series have all adopted...... i think that is a nice sporty look so i hope so..that given i won't see one for a while as i pick up my 2015 on tuesday... i like the breather detail much better then the side light trim we have now...

in looking at the new m4s at my dealer last week, which is about the newest model bmw has released, i see little else that could be new tech wise that hasn't been adopted into the current 5series....

there are many far more curious posters on the forum that have been watching so I'm sure you will get a few more detailed replies.... however if there is a massive change i tend to avoid 1st year runs with bmw...
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:18 AM
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The reason I ask the question, is that I am not sure if I should buy the 2015 or wait for the 2016. If the 2016 has some great features, I will wait for it.

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Old 12-20-2014, 01:26 PM
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The reason I ask the question, is that I am not sure if I should buy the 2015 or wait for the 2016. If the 2016 has some great features, I will wait for it.

Geoff
SMH.

If we knew what the 2016 differences were - in calendar year 2014 - we'd work for BMW and be under NDA.
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Are you asking about the 2017 G30 or the 2016 F10?
The G30 is currently looking like a late 2016 or early 2017 introduction.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:49 AM
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I am new to BMW's so forgive the dumb question, but what is the difference between the 550 G30 and F10?

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Old 12-21-2014, 03:39 AM
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I am new to BMW's so forgive the dumb question, but what is the difference between the 550 G30 and F10?

Geoff
F10 = 6th Gen 5 Series Sedan
G30 = 7th Gen 5 Series Sedan

If you are talking about a 2016 F10, there will be very little difference, if any, between it and the 2015. If you are talking about the next generation G30 5-Series, it will be different in many ways, inside and out.
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I'd like to see the engine issues sorted out--at least a solid explanation for the myriad of issues of the N63 and recent uptick of N55 issues. These are great cars (subtract the RFT's) but the drivetrain malfunction issue keeps showing up. Outside of warranty, I wouldn't keep one.
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Let's just hope the new G30 won't take styling cues from the new and improved '16 7 series:



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Me likey!!! First time I see the new 7 pic...looks great imo
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The 2017 5 series will probably pick up on the design cue of the headlight connected to the grille, not a very good design in my opinion. To answer the OP's question, there will not be any major changes in the 2016 550i.


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Oh no, that looks really bad. The side/rear view looks like a soulless Lexus. The front like clustered mess with the ever awkward "grill to headlights connection". Why do they insist on that clunky look?! Go back to the clean way!
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From spy images there seems to be a lot of similarity to the current model, so much so that a few posters have commented they were hoping for more of a difference.. however this early on and behind the camp covers who knows...

the one thing i would think would be new would be the use of the side "breathers" that the 3 and 4 series have all adopted...... i think that is a nice sporty look so i hope so..that given i won't see one for a while as i pick up my 2015 on tuesday... i like the breather detail much better then the side light trim we have now...

in looking at the new m4s at my dealer last week, which is about the newest model bmw has released, i see little else that could be new tech wise that hasn't been adopted into the current 5series....

there are many far more curious posters on the forum that have been watching so I'm sure you will get a few more detailed replies.... however if there is a massive change i tend to avoid 1st year runs with bmw...
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Are you referring the boomerang shaped things on the front fenders? If so, they're only on the F32, F33, & F36 4 series. Not on the F30 3er.
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Oh no, that looks really bad. The side/rear view looks like a soulless Lexus. The front like clustered mess with the ever awkward "grill to headlights connection". Why do they insist on that clunky look?! Go back to the clean way!
Yeah- those pics of the next gen 7 dont' bode well for the 5. That headlight connected to the grille look is here to stay apparently. On the positive side, they've finally brought the hood cutline all the way to the top of the grille so you don't have that jarring slash (F10 pulls it off better than on the F30 but it is still not ideal). One step forward, two steps back i guess. Maybe I'll do one more F10 lease just before they go out of production and then wean myself off cheap BMW leases.
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Yeah- those pics of the next gen 7 dont' bode well for the 5. That headlight connected to the grille look is here to stay apparently. On the positive side, they've finally brought the hood cutline all the way to the top of the grille so you don't have that jarring slash (F10 pulls it off better than on the F30 but it is still not ideal). One step forward, two steps back i guess. Maybe I'll do one more F10 lease just before they go out of production and then wean myself off cheap BMW leases.

Lol. Yeah I don't like what I'm seeing but will reserve judgement until I can see the proportions and design intricacies that usually separate a Lexus and BMW that appear similar on paper. I'm just not happy with the language direction in certain ways, I do know that.
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The reason I ask the question, is that I am not sure if I should buy the 2015 or wait for the 2016. If the 2016 has some great features, I will wait for it.



Geoff

In which case you will always be waiting, and never ordering a car!!
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That new 7 ass looks horrible and have to agree, the head lights touching the grill is a turn off for me, if G30 has a 3 series front with that 7sereies ass in higher up pictures, then thats one station wagon im not buying
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That new 7 ass looks horrible and have to agree, the head lights touching the grill is a turn off for me, if G30 has a 3 series front with that 7sereies ass in higher up pictures, then thats one station wagon im not buying
At first sight I thought it was the new 7 series GT.
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At first sight I thought it was the new 7 series GT.
You were not entirely incorrect. G30 will share its platform with 7-series GT. Also in the pipeline are 8-series Gran Coupé and X8, both sharing the same underlying platform.

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No way is the future 7 series an S Class killer... As much as I love BMW... MB is on their game...

My best guess is that BMW is focusing more on the electric sides of things... i3, i8, and soon the i9... the images appear to be a toy version....maybe they are out to whoop Tesla's ass? http://gearheads.org/the-2016-bmw-i9.../#.VKmwtXv-WBU




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Does anyone know what the differences will be between the 2015 and 2016 550i.
Differences? The 2015 is a reality while the 2016 is still a work in progress that will probably see little change until the new redesign that is expected in late 2016 as a 2017.

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Here another image of the next 7 series, if the current trend continues, the nest 5 series will look similar. In my opinion, the current F10 design hit the pinnacle, the next gen. will not look as good.


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Oh no, that looks really bad. The side/rear view looks like a soulless Lexus. The front like clustered mess with the ever awkward "grill to headlights connection". Why do they insist on that clunky look?! Go back to the clean way!
That was exactly what has come up my mind when I first saw the photos!
Let's hope that smaller 5-series body will have better proportions and look sleeker than the new "Siebener".
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You were not entirely incorrect. G30 will share its platform with 7-series GT. Also in the pipeline are 8-series Gran Coupé and X8, both sharing the same underlying platform.




Geez, really? Maybe that's why the CEO is out. Stop expanding and put proper care and focus into your core cars, BMW. This is gonna be dilution city.
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