With an all-new exterior, the BMW 5-series enters anotehr generation bareing a slight resembelence to the larger 7-series. New curves are instanlty recognisable on either side of the vehicle. Built on an all new platfrom, 100 kilos has been lost with 70 of those kilos from the chassis alone.
Even though it's lost weight, the 5-Series is bigger, wider an taller than before with extra legroom in the rear for passengers.
While exterior features remain similar to previous models, what the German brand has thrown inside is certain to fill sales cretiera's. Autonomous driving, gesure control, voice operated components, ParkNow, and a host of extras.
M Kit's are available and add extra parts to ones vehicle giving them an aggressive appearance inclusive of side skirt trim, front and rear bumpers, exhasut system, lowered ride, 19-inch rims on each corner plus a unique set of interior options.
Powering the rear wheels as standard is a choice between a 2-litre inline four or 3-litre straight six cylidner motor. Both are turbocharged and rated at 248 and 335 horsepower respectivley. Diesel options are available as is an all-wheel drive train with both manual and automatic gearboxes available.
After the 2017 BMW 5-Series launches early next year, a plug-in hybrid 530e model is to join the line up with a 2-litre four cylidner motor paired with an electric motor. A V8 4.4-litre motor is also destined to power the M550i XDrive with a total output of 455 horsepower enabling a 0-100 km/h time of just 4 seconds. Quikcer than the previous generation M5, but we expect a new one of those to launch in late 2017 to blow to thop of the food chain once again.
No price has been set for 2017 BMW 5-Series models