2017 BMW 5-series is officially presented

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The Germans from BMW will release a new, the seventh generation of premium 5-series sedan, which according to preliminary data, will receive the designation G30. Currently, the new BMW 5-Series passes the test run on the autobahn in Germany and on the race track “Nürburgring Nordschleife”, as usual, the test prototype “dressed” in a tight camouflage.

2017 BMW 5-series release date

The premiere will be held in early October at the motor show in Paris. Render the first image of a restyled version of the model appeared in November of last year.

Release date: late 2016

Assembly of 2017 BMW 5-Series will be at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria. Annually from the conveyor will be down 50 000 — 70 000 new “fives”. Touring version will probably be shown at the motor show in Geneva in 2017.

Sales of the new BMW 5-Series will begin in February 2017.

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2017 BMW 5-series prices

Price starts at $50,200 for the base model.

2017 BMW 5-series redesign

In terms of the car design it is not changed so much, you can see lots of  similarities with the bigger BMW 7-Series.

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2017 BMW 5-series interior

As for the interior, the dashboard is very similar 7-series except the center console with the 10.25-inch display, deployed to the driver.

 

2017 BMW 5-series specs

With the change of generations, the car has become lighter to nearly 220 lbs thanks to the widespread use in the construction of high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium. The curb weight of the base version of the car is 3395 lbs.

The platform of the car is best known as CLAR modular platform with double wishbones at the front and the original 5-rigging scheme in rear – instead of massive lower arm in rear, two separate rods are installed. 2017 BMW 7 series has the same platform.

2017 BMW 5-series dimensions

Sedan gained dimensions: length of a body is 194.2 in (+1.4″), width – 73.5 in (+0.2″), height – 57.7 in (+0.02″) and wheelbase size reaches 117.1″ (+0.27″).

The drag coefficient reduced by 10% and became the best in the class – the figure is 0.22. This due to active flaps in the “nostrils” of the radiator grille, which open only when necessary.

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2017 BMW 5-series equipment

The 5-series will be equipped with a system of autonomous control, able not only to follow the other cars in the stream, and overtake them, but also to send information to other BMW. The car is also able to search for a parking space and park itself in almost any parking lot.

Immediately at the start of the sales M Sport version will be available with an aerodynamic body kit, Shadowline option, lowered sports suspension, 19-inch wheels, three-spoke steering wheel and special interior trim.

2017 BMW 5-series engines

At the start of sales, in Europe the sedan will be offered in one of four versions: diesel 4-cylinder 520d (2.0L, 190 hp), diesel 530d (3.0L, 265 hp), turbocharged gasoline 530i (2.0L, 252 hp) and 540i with a row I6 (3.0 liters, 340 hp). All these versions can be bought with rear or all-wheel drive. Transmission – 8-speed automatic for all versions except the 520d – it has a 6-speed manual.

In the future versions range will be expanded by M550i with a 4.4-liter V8 rated at 462 hp and standard all-wheel drive (faster than the current M5 – 4 seconds to sixty). The second car is a hybrid BMW 530e, equipped with a 252-HP unit (internal combustion engine + electric motor). Fully electric mode range in this modification will be 30 miles (45 km), the speed in this mode is limited to a mark of 87 mph (140 km/h).

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