The characteristic of almost all BMW models is a high dose of extravagance, luxury, and elegance. The 5 series has also all of that. But, as we know the current generation of this model has been criticized by the public because as they say “The current 5 series is too soft compared to the previous models of series 5 as well as compared to the many of its rivals”. This is probably the truth, and because of that BMW Company announced that the next 2017 BMW 5-series will be released as sports sedan version.
According to the German automaker, the seventh-generation of 5 series will hit the market by the start of 2017. There is going to be a lot of redesigns and a lot of changed compared to the previous model. BMW say that they expect a lot of sales and a lot of positive reaction of public and press. We definitely trust them, and we also think that the new 5 series will be phenomenal.
BMW 5 series redesign 2017
The exterior design of the latest model will be very appealing. All people will be simply delighted with 2017 BMW 5-series appearance. There is going to be one big change when it comes to the exterior and that is the change in the platform. This model will get a totally new platform(carbon-fiber-intensive). What does that mean? That means that the total weight of this vehicle will be reduced to around 225 pounds because the chassis is made using aluminum and carbon fiber materials. This further means that the fuel economy and engine performance will be improved. If we talk about some details, we can definitely expect some redesigns and the front side of the vehicle. The most recent model will have beautifully designed and a bit larger and a wider grille.
Furthermore, the headlights of this vehicle are also elongated, and if we look better we can definitely notice a lot of similarities with the third-gen of X5, the X4, and the 3 series. This model actually borrows some design cues from mentioned models. When it comes to lighting, it is important to mention that both, the headlights and the taillights will be equipped with the newest LED technology. The front bumper is also slightly modified and there are a couple of nice chrome details. Also, the LED powered fog lights, as well as air intakes, are incorporated into the bumper. At the sides, we can see very nice aluminum wheels – 17 X 8-inch size, paired with all season tires – P225/55VR17. Optionally you could take 20-inch aluminum options.
The dimension and the overall shape of the new 2017 BMW 5-series will remain pretty much the same.
Exterior dimensions (more precise):
– Length is 193.4 in
– Wheelbase is 116.9 in
– Width is 73.2 in
– Height is 57.6 in.
Some other specifications: Base Curb Weight is 3814 lbs while the trunk volume is 14 ft3.
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New BMW 5-series 2017 Interior
The interior design of the 5-series is awesome. The cabin of this model is able of accommodating up to 5 passengers. All passengers will be very satisfied with comfort. The cabin is literally like the space ship. Amazing! Everything inside is simply perfect and so luxury. The dashboard is well organized while all seats will have leather upholstery. We can notice some wood and carbon fiber details inside. There will be the addition of numerous high-tech features. What we know for certain is that the new 5-series will have updated infotainment system.
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Also, some of the other interior features that will find their spot in the new model include One LCD Monitor, Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity, Wireless Streaming, Graphic Equalizer, Anti-Theft, Aux Audio Input Jack, External Memory Control, and Steering Wheel Controls. In addition, we have Power Front Seats, Power Rear Windows, Sports Leather Steering Wheel, Dual Zone Front Automatic climate control, Leatherette Door Trim Insert, and many others as well.
2017 BMW 5-series Interior
– airbags for driver and passenger,
– head airbags for all seats,
– inertial reel seat belts(belt latch tensioner and force limiter)
– tire defect indicator
– crash sensors.
Addition is the Driver Assistance Plus II package:
– Active Cruise Control,
– Active Lane Keeping Assistant(and side assisting)
– Active Lane Change.
– Traffic Jam Assistant
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All-new BMW 5-series 2017 dimensions:
– Front Head Room is 40.5 in
– Front Leg Room is 41.4 in
– Front Shoulder Room is 58.3 in
– Second Head Room is 38.3 in
– Second Leg Room is 35.3 in
– Second Shoulder Room is 56.2 in.
In this segment, we can also expect some changes. First of all, this model will have a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that we can also find in the X5 xDrive40e model. It will consist of 2.0-liter petrol turbocharged engine with a max output of 245 horsepower and electric motor with a max output of 113-horsepower. Available transmission system will be eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. If you want to drive just on electricity, this model will be able to go around 27 miles. According to EPA, the fuel economy is rated at 2.0 l/100 km / 117 mpg combined.
Also, BMW will offer a famous diesel 2.0-liter engine 520d, it pulls 190 hp@ 4,000 rpm and torque of 295 lb-ft torque. This small consumer will spend only 4.0 l/100 km or 59 mpg. From 0 to 60 mph it goes for 7.7 seconds and max speed of 147 mph. Stronger 2017 BMW 5-series diesel will be BMW 530d(3.0-liters) with 265 hp @ 4,000 rpm and torque of 457 lb-ft @ 2,000 – 2,500 rpm. From 0-60 mpg it goes for 5.7 seconds with top speed of 155 mph. This engine combines consumption of 52 mpg.
The petrol engine is a 530i or 2.0-liters 4-cylinder, with 248 hp and the torque of 258 lb-ft. Combined consumption is about 5.4 l/100 km or 43,5 mpg. From 0-60 mph it goes for solid 6.2 sec and the maximum speed of 155 mph.
The second variant is stronger 540i with the V6 3.0-liters twin-turbo engine. It will have a 340 hp @ 5,500 – 6,500 rpm and torque of 332 lb-ft @ 1,380 – 5,200 rpm. From 0-60 mph it sprints for 5.1 sec, and all-wheel-drive 540i xDrive goes for 4.8 sec. Top speed is electronically blocked at 155 mph. Average fuel consumptions are 6.5 l/100 km or 36 mpg, which is exceptional. Finally, buyers can expect V8 engine later.
2017 BMW 5-series Price and Release date
The release date of the new model will be sometime in 2017, probably by the end of the year. The price will start from $51.195 and it will be in the range of $51.195-$73.495.
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2017 BMW 5-series Pictures