BMW has announced first details of its fully redesigned fifth-generation 5 Series. The new line goes on sale in Europe in July and right hand drive models reach the UK in September. Launch models for the UK will have two- and three-litre petrol engines and a three-litre diesel with 2.5- and 4.4-litre petrol models following in October. New six speed manual gearboxes are specified for 3.0-litre petrol and diesel models.