The characteristic of BMW models is a high dose of extravagance, luxury, and sports spirit. 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 dealerships by the end 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.
2017 BMW 5-series Exterior design
The exterior design of the latest model will be very appealing. All people will be simply delighted with its 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 ride on the totally new platform, and that is new 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 refresh and the front side. The most recent model will have beautifully designed and a bit larger and wider kidney grille.
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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 a bit changed with couple 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.
The dimension and the overall shape of the new 2017 BMW 5-series will remain pretty much the same.
Exterior dimensions (more precise): Length: 193.4 in Wheelbase: 116.9 in Width: 73.2 in Height: 57.6 in.
Some other specifications: Base Curb Weight is 3814 lbs while the trunk volume is 14 ft3.
BMW 5-series 2017 Interior design
The interior design of the 5-series is awesome. The cabin of this model is able of accommodating up to 5 passengers. 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. We can expect the addition of numerous high-tech features, but that will be introduced next year. What we know for certain is that the new 5-series will have updated infotainment system.
2017 BMW 5-series interior
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.
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Interior dimensions: Front Head Room: 40.5 in Front Leg Room: 41.4 in Front Shoulder Room: 58.3 in Second Head Room: 38.3 in Second Leg Room: 35.3 in Second Shoulder Room: 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 the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a max output of 245 horsepower and electric motor with a max output of 113-horsepower. Available transmission system will be the eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. If you want to drive just on electricity, this model will be able to go around 20 miles. According to EPA, the fuel economy is rated at 23/34/27 in the city/highway/combined.
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All 2017 BMW 5-series engines:
– BMW 530i 2.0-liter with 252 horsepower and torque of 258 lb-ft, from 0-60 mph it goes for 6.0 seconds, and the maximum speed of 130 mph.
– BMW 530i xDrive 2.0-liter with 252 horsepower and torque of 258 lb-ft, from 0-60 mph it goes for 5.8 seconds, and the maximum speed of 130 mph.
– BMW 540i 3.0-liter with 335 horsepower and torque of 332 lb-ft, from 0-60 mph it goes for 4.9 seconds, and the maximum speed of 130 mph.
– BMW 540i xDrive 3.0-liter with 335 horsepower and torque of 332 lb-ft, from 0-60 mph it goes for 4.7 seconds, and the maximum speed of 130 mph.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new BMW 5-series 2017 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.
2017 BMW 5-series photos