We have our first batch of spy photos from Germany that show what the new i5 and nex-gen 5-Series will look like!

From we can see from the photos, the new 5-Series will not feature BMW's future split headlight design, which is expected to come in the new X8 and X7 facelifts along with the new 7-Series and i7.

Instead, the i5 and 5-Series headlights look sharp, following the contours of the hood with a grille that's large but not gigantic. It blends with the hood and bumper rather than stick out like the iX, i4, M3 and M4.

The side profile looks clean and sharp. The flush door handles will be a first for the 5-Series lineup.

At the rear we can see that the trunk lid noticeably slopes down unlike previous generations. This hints at a more stylish design language.

The 2023 5-Series will be made available with a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines along with a plug-in hybrid and of course the fully electric i5.

The ICE, hybrid, and EV versions are expected to look pretty much identical. Though the i5 should have some trim pieces that make it known that it's an EV.

BMW is likely to unveil the G60 5-Series sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model and will compete with the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Volvo S90 and Jaguar XF.

Here are the photos of the i5: