The BMW 5-Series GT, which was first released as a 2010 model year vehicle, was prepared to generate a descendant. It is one among the clumsy models in the lineup of the German car manufacturer, and it is going to be redesigned for the model year 2018. However, this time, the 2018 BMW 5-Series GT is expected to come with a sexier and sleeker body than the earlier chubby 5-Series GT. For the new model, you can see from test mule photos that new vehicle has an attractive grille and restyled headlamps that compensate the ugly look of its predecessor. The new model 5-Series GT will be released with 528i, 540i and 550i trim levels.
2018 BMW 5-Series GT Changes
The 2018 BMW 5-Series GT will be constructed on the same platform on which the 2018 model 7-Series has been constructed. This will be prepared from lightweight materials, such as high-potency steel and unbreakable carbon fiber plastic material with the intention of offering the required strength and reducing the overall weight of the new vehicle to offer improved performance and improved fuel economy. This will make the new 5-Series GT lighter than that of its predecessor that weighs 4400 pounds (2000 kg).
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New BMW 5-Series GT 2018 Interior
This time, the interior of the next generation BMW 5-Series GT would be crammed with more luxurious equipment than with old model which was a bit “ordinary”. Some of the most distinguished interior luxury features include ventilated and heated seats, premium leather, heated steering wheel, and much more. The new sedan should come with the latest technology features, such as:
HD backup camera.
Customizable dashboard display.
Third party app compatibility.
Android and Apple compatibility.
Steering wheel controls.
Hands-free phone calling.
Mobile Office Support.
Real-time news and traffic
200GB hard drive with 20GB committed music storage
Wireless internet tethering.
The new BMW 5 will have a comfort package that includes the latest version of safety systems that include the Drive Assistance Plus system. It offers lane departure warning, blind spot detection, top viewable cameras, and several other safety features.
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The US version of the all-new BMW 5-Series GT 2018 comes equipped with three different engine. Accordingly,
The 528i model will be operated by an efficient four-cylinder unit that offers it the necessary power output of 240 ponies.
The 540i model of the 5-Series GT will be equipped with an Inline-six turbocharged unit with the displacement of 3.0 liters. Through this powertrain, the model gets 320 ponies.
On the other hand, the strongest trim, 550i will be powered by a V8 turbocharged unit with the capacity of 4.4 liters. This power plant offers the essential power of 445 ponies.
The big positive surprise is that BMW has plans to add a hybrid variant with the existing engine lineup, but it will include at a later stage after it’s release. There is not any data about size of engine or “electrical helper”
Date of release and the base cost
The release date of the 2018 BMW 5-Series GT can be expected during the second half of 2017. Regarding pricing, the new model vehicle will be available at an estimated starting price of $61,500.
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2018 BMW 5-Series GT spy photos