BMW 5 Series: arriving at the beginning of 2017 The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series will be all new: lighter will play the card of advanced technology to beat the competition
The recent BMW series 7 has traced the path for future “sisters”. Among the first there is the seventh edition of the BMW 5 Series (codenamed G30), waiting on the market at the beginning of 2017, undergoing a real revolution in terms of technology and mechanics. The new sedan will go on sale with prices starting at around 45,000 euros and will have to deal with Audi A6 and, above all, Mercedes E, which has raised the bar in this category, not only in technological terms. As regards the design we must not of course expect bold lines, but rather a classical approach which aims at balanced proportions and obsessive attention to detail (in the drawing above our reconstruction inspired test specimens photographed by road).
2017 BMW 5 Series Engine Expectation
The BMW series 5 of the 7 Series design themes introduced by 2017: the mask will look much more squared, the headlights will join the grid and daytime will be separated by light units. Mechanical level are expected to use the platform CLAR that made its debut on the series 7. Constructed using steel and aluminum, on the series 5 there will be the most expensive carbon, will deliver a car lighter by about 100 kg, for the benefit of consumption, and agility on the road. The series 5 will preserve approximately 490 cm and offers a very spacious cabin, impeccably finished, where jackets are leather and the finish on the wooden plank. Under the hood will fit the latest versions of BMW engines, starting with the 4-cylinder 2.0 petrol and diesel, then switched to gasoline and diesel, 6 cylinders, always up to 600 HP of the M5. There will be also a version with hybrid propulsion.
EVEN TOURING and GT – a few months after the sedan version of the BMW 5 Series arrives, the “sister” station wagon body, called Touring, which a reader sent us a photo (above). Than the saloon is changing, as is obvious, the back, where the bulk hatch gives access to a large cargo area: on the issue at hand measure from 560 to 1,670 liters. The engines will be the same as the sedan, and so also the technological facilities. The price should be about 2,500 euros. BMW 5 Series will be launched to follow with 5-door body, named Gran Turismo.