Since the BMW 5 series was first launched 44 years ago, it has easily generated a devoted following. With more than 7.6 million units sold worldwide over its history, it seems positioned to continue this remarkable tradition with the 2017 BMW 5 series. The new features that are centered on performance, dynamics, and providing the smartest assistance system will establish the 5 series as the luxury sedan of choice.
Interior and Exterior Design – 2017 BMW 5 Series
Starting with the exterior, the 2017 BMW 5 series shows off a new sleek design with the headlights integrated with the kidney grille. It gives it a broader outline that evokes a more athletic structure than a usual BMW sedan. Much more than the aesthetics, however, the kidney grille has an active air stream with an open-close functioning system that enhances its aerodynamics while decreasing CO2 emissions.
On the sides, the shoulder line offers a two-part concept. From a dark shade, it goes lighter until it reaches the BMW icon. The Hofmeister Kink broke the tradition by being deliberately swept upward to give a more masculine feel. On the rear, it has also taken a new shape. The taillights, which still has the signature L-shape, are made wider while the rest of the contours are made leaner.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2017 BMW 5 series offers more space. Its taller, wider, and longer physique affords its clients more legroom, more trunk space, and better comfort than ever. But bigger does not necessarily mean heavier. Made of mostly aluminum, and partly steel and magnesium, it boasts of a weight reduction of 100 kilograms compared to the previous model. This lightweight feature is at the core of its overall design. By providing better energy efficiency at improved speeds, the 2017 BMW 5 series is bound to win its clients’ hearts.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series Engine, Performance
The BMW product line has long satisfied its customers’ need for speed. But the 2017 BMW 5 series offers speed like it never has before. With the BMW 540i, it promises 335 horsepower per 250 kilowatts and 332 lb.-ft. of torque. Its 3.0-liter 6-cylinder engine boosts acceleration to up to 100 kilometers per hour in 5.1 seconds. These numbers are incredible for a luxury sedan.
There’s a second model available, the BMW 530i. This model has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. It promises 248 horsepower, 258 lb.-ft. of torque and an acceleration of up to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds. Of course, every BMW line has the engine at its heart. For the latest BMW 5 series, the new turbocharged engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic. To allow the driver to modify driving along varying road conditions, there is still the option to go for a manual.
The BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics Edition is another feature this model boasts of. With fuel consumption of 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers, this is a benchmark in the BMW line. Such attribute is still added with an emission rating of EU6 and a drag coefficient of only 0.22.
The 2017 BMW 5 series also features an active and agile steering mechanism. The four-wheel steering combination maneuvers the rear wheels with the variable angle of the front wheels. The varying angles provide better stability upon swerving and provide a narrower turning radius. But for the best driving experience, this BMW gives four different driving modes – Sport, Comfort, Eco-pro, and the new Adaptive Mode.
While many BMW fans are familiar with the Sport, Comfort, and Eco-pro Modes, the Adaptive Mode is a new way to drive the BMW. It actually allows the driver to integrate his style into the car’s system. It adapts to the driver’s methods to have a more customized and personal driving experience. This technology “takes note of” and mimics the driver’s regular manner of handling the steering wheel, car velocity, movement, and its navigation.
The cool interiors are designed to achieve the luxury and comfort the BMW series 5 has traditionally delivered. The high-class quality of the interiors is a product of BMW’s design philosophy that combines masculinity and elegance. It is a different world inside, which is a mark of modern craftsmanship.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series Breakthrough
2017 BMW 5 series has modernized the dashboard monitor with its new Driving Assistance System. As it moves towards a more automated driving, it includes semi-autonomous features that allow less effort for the driver especially with steering and changing lanes. Together with the automated driving assistance, the driver receives a warning when the collision is imminent at an intersection and preconditions the brake to slow down faster.
The next-generation technology is evident in the touch screen function of the dashboard monitor. With a touch interaction system, the convenience of getting the content one desires is now available in a flick of a finger. The touch function paired with the gesture control and a voice assistant will allow more flexibility and constant connection when driving. This system allows the driver to focus on the road while being connected to the vehicle. On top of this, BMW drivers can still continue to enjoy the premium feature of wireless charging on any cell phone.
Another BMW flagship is the BMW Connected. With this service, one is able to maximize time by allowing one’s personal itinerary to be integrated into the BMW 5 series system. When taking several trips, BMW Connected is activated to remind the driver of the day’s agenda.
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The key to the 2017 BMW 5 series is yet another breakthrough. While the key secures the car, it also offers another fascinating function. It can be used as a remote control to help with parking easily in a limited space. A driverless car that was once a dream is now made possible with the all-new BMW 5 series.
2017 BMW 5 Series Price and Release Date
With improved dynamics, the latest BMW 5 series will offer a more comfortable driving experience to cope better with the traffic and longer travels. This lightweight turbomachine covered in a beautiful exterior affords one a smooth ride at the starting price of about £30,000.
Drivers can experience the future today with the smartest car and one of the most energy efficient. The 2017 BMW 5 series is ready to roll out in February 2017.
|On Sale||February 2017|
|Layout||4-door, 5-passenger, front-engine, RWD/AWD sedan|
|L x W x H||194.6 x 83.7 x 58.2 in|
|0-60 MPH||4.7-6.0 sec|
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