The bmw 5 series 2017is still very clearly a BMW. The new car, though bigger, is brighter and more effectual than the last model.
After months of spy photos and videos, the wraps have finally been pulled back on the 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan. The new model is more development than revolution, though the changes run more than skin deep. All new engines, weight savings, more tech, and better fuel competence are all in store for BMW’s newest sedan.
There will be no mistaking the new vehicle for anything other than a BMW, as the designer’s cheated bits from the 3 and 7 Series in the drawing room. The new car has the odd hockey stick line that’s seen on the 7 Series, though less violent, and standard LED adaptive headlights that flow into the outdated kidney grille like those on the 3 Series. The ever-present Hofmeister kink is still there, along with most other modern BMW traces.
That kidney grille now landscapes active shutters to help reduce drag as part of BMW’s ever-evolving Efficient Dynamics improvements. The whole car is outfitted with a number of active aero bits, called Air Curtains and Air Breathers, to help keep the air moving through and around the car. The automaker says the improvements also reduce lift at high speeds.
BMW claims a weight reduction of up to 137 pounds thanks to the use of high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium. The weight loss becomes more imposing when you realize the new car is longer, wider, and taller than the 5 Series it replaces. The weight discount, along with more influential engines, means the car should be quicker than its precursor, as well.
The new engines, dubbed BMW TwinPower Turbo, are a series of linked inline four- and six-tube units. The US model will debut as the 530i (2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder) or 540i (3.0-liter, turbocharged six-cylinder engine). Both will be available with xDrive all-wheel drive, but no manual or V8 options will be available at launch. Expect a 0-60 mph time of 6 seconds (5.8 with xDrive) for the 530i and 4.9 seconds (4.7 with xDrive) for the 540i. All engines are balancing with an eight-speed automatic that features steering-assisted shifting, just like a Rolls-Royce and its larger 7 Series sibling. Fuel economy figures haven’t been unconfined.
The M Sport package, available from launch, features a number of promotions over the standard models. There will be a specific aero kit and external trim. Performance upgrades include a lowered postponement and bigger set of wheels and tires. Inside, M Sport models feature a leather steering wheel, pedal covers, as well as some minor trim changes.
The internal of the new 5 Series features a number of raises, most notably BMW’s iDrive 6.0 infotainment system with signal control, voice control, and heads-up display. This is the same system used in the present 7 Series. The interior of the new car should be lower and more relaxed than ever, thanks to liberal use of sound-deadening resources and new multi-contour massaging seats. All the better to enjoy the elective 16-speaker, 600-watt Harmon Kardon sound system.
Underneath, the 5 Series features double wishbone front postponement with five-link independent rear suspension. The wheelbase is slightly increased over the outbound model, as are both the front and rear track. The big news lower is that xDrive can be combined with BMW’s trick four-wheel direction-finding system, as in the 7 Series.
The 5 Series will be available will all of BMW’s latest driver help and safety gear. This includes locator cruise control, lane departure warnings, and lane keeping backing. The car will even steer around problems in certain situations. Parking will be made easier with the help of 3D surround view and the addition of ParkNow parking booking service.
The new car will go on sale in February 2017. BMW will announce pricing closer to the on-sale date, so look for more information in the pendi