First Sneak Peeks of 2017 BMW 5 Series. BMW 5 Series is one of BMW’s best-selling models that always perform well in the market. People love this series since its first generation was launched back in the 1970s and we just can’t help but eagerly wait for the newest generation to be released. Finally, our patience will be paid off, and 2017 BMW 5 series which is the seventh generation of this super modern car will hit the market very soon. The company’s representative stated that there would be many significant improvements in this new car, especially in the exterior and interior design department. The engine also will get the significant boost that is much better than what we get from the previous generations.
2017 BMW 5 Series Specifications
Exterior Design, Dimension
The exterior design of 2017 BMW 5 Series takes direct inspiration from the seven series with some interesting twists. In fact, if we take a look closer, it sounds like a smaller version of 7 series. With 194.6” x 83.7” x 58.2” dimension, this car is 1.2 inches longer, 0.3 inches wider and also 0.6 inches taller than the 2016 model. However, despite its larger size, this seventh generation of 5 Series is 137 pounds lighter than it is the predecessor. This new weight is possible thanks to the aluminum, magnesium, and steel used in the body construction.
There is no radical change in this car’s design. It retains its classic look with some accents that make the car looks slimmer, yet still muscular and athletic. The design is simple, on point and timeless. On the front, this new BMW-5 Series car gets the new wraparound nose that is leaner and lower. It still has 2017 BMW 5 Series signature kidney grille, but the LED headlight is wider than before.
Furthermore, we can also see some design changes on the swage line. This car has new swage line that turns up forward on the forefront and slowly diminishing rearwards. It also comes with new L-shaped taillights on the rear that is slightly wider than what the previous model has. The customers will be given 21 exterior color options which include 11 metallic colors as well as some wheel options that are ranging from 17” to 20.”
This 2017 BMW 5 Series mid-size luxury receives a lot of great improvements in the interior. The first and the most obvious thing is the additional storage space in some parts of the car. The storage spaces in the doors are larger that it can fit bottle now. Moreover, with 18.7 cubic feet, the trunk is also much bigger compared to the previous model. Now you can fit up to 4 golf bags in this 2017 BMW 5 Series. The passengers will get longer legroom, and the rear cabin is big enough to accommodate three adults conveniently.
The car ride can be very exhausting, especially when you are stuck in a long traffic jam. If you ride this car, you don’t have to worry about your bones breaking of stiffness because all the seats are equipped with massage functions. This feature has eight different programs with three intensity level so you can quickly adjust it.
Engine Specifications — 2017 BMW 5 Series
2017 BMW 5 Series will come with two different types of engine. BMW 5 530i Sport will be equipped with the 2.0L I4 engine that can generate 248 HP and 258-pound feet of torque. This engine can make the car sprint to 60 mph in only 6.0 second. If this speed is not enough for you, you can equip your vehicle with XDrive, and you can approach 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
Meanwhile, BMW 5 540i will be powered by a more potent powertrain which is 3.0 L I6 engine that is capable of producing 335 HP and 332-pound feet of torque. The car can run to 60 mph in a very impressive 4.9 second. If you get the XDrive, the 0-60 mph time will be reduced to 4.7 seconds only.
Moreover, 8-speed automatic transmissions and RWD are standard in both models. However, upgrade to All Wheel Drive is also available. If you are not delighted with the standard speed, the manufacturer provides M Sports Package. Besides the addition of 19” wheel, lowered suspension, aluminum pedal and larger air intake, this package will give the car significant boost of speed from 130 mph to 155 mph.
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The interior is sporty, yet very elegant and business-like. It comes with better finish and trims as well as some other great features such as headliner with soundproof, standard 2 zone climates, brightness, and ambiance adjustment and certainly iDrive info that is displayed on a large touchscreen with the latest technology.
2017 BMW 5 Series Price and Release Date
2017 BMW 5 Series will be launched in February 2017, or at least on the first quarter of 2017. The manufacturer has not released the official statement regarding the pricing. However, looking at the specifications and the price of the previous 5 series generation, around $55.000 is to be expected as the price of this car.
|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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