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The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been teased in a new video on the company’s Twitter profile, which previews a new ‘Remote 3D View’ technology.

Few details have been revealed about the new system or the car itself, however the Remote 3D View feature will use the car’s surround-view camera system giving the driver a virtual overhead view of their 5 Series remotely via the BMW Connected smartphone app.

Prototypes of the next-generation 5 Series have been spied aplenty in recent months, with the sedan, wagon, GT hatchback and even powered-up M5 versions all spotted doing rounds throughout Europe.

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The current 5 Series was first introduced in 2010, making it not only one of the oldest vehicles in its class but also one of the oldest models BMW currently produces.

In order to take on the tech-savvy Mercedes-Benz E-Class and take back its ‘driver’s car’ title from the Jaguar XF, the new 5 Series will feature plenty of new technology including updated infotainment and safety systems, along with a version of the company’s new Carbon Core modular architecture.

The new 5 Series is expected to lose around 100 kilograms thanks to its new underpinnings, which should help to improve handling and fuel efficiency.

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Rumours suggest the next-generation 5 Series will be offered with a range of three- four-, six- and eight-cylinder engines, likely teamed to turbochargers.

Design-wise the new luxury sedan and wagon will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, borrowing elements from the smaller 3 Series and larger 7 Series.

The new 5 Series is expected to make its debut sometime later this year, possibly at the Paris motor show in October, with Australian deliveries likely to commence mid- to late-2017.

Australia

CarAdvice contacted BMW Australia regarding details on the new 5 Series and its Remote 3D View system, however the local arm was unable to comment at this point in time.

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