The much-anticipated release of the redesigned 2017 BMW 5 Series is coming up, according to the BMW blog, and we're already excited about it. Some details about the vehicle have been released at this point, and the all-new 5 Series will be presented at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017.
Check out our 2017 BMW 5 Series review below, then keep an eye out for the official release. Or give us a call and let us know you're interested. We'll call you when the 2017 BMW 5 Series is available for purchase.
Driving Dynamics Improvements Due to the Redesign
Many parts of the BMW 5 Series have evolved over the years, and while all of the new vehicle's specifications have been released, we can already see some major differences in the 2017 model.
The new vehicle will have the CLAR platform that's featured on the 2017 BMW 7 Series, which means it's going to be lighter than ever before. With high-strength steel, carbon fiber, and aluminum on the body panels and chassis, the overall weight is decreased and handling improved.
The vehicle also will feature double-wishbone front suspension and the five-arm rear axle, both of which have been redesigned for the 5 Series.
Engine Options Abound in the All-New 5 Series
New to the 2017 BMW 5 Series lineup is a brand new engine, a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that will produce up to 252 horsepower and will be featured on the 530i version, according to the BMW blog. The 520i is set be offered with a 184-horsepower engine, and the 525i will feature a 231-horsepower engine.
The series will also feature a 6-cylinder engine option with a range of power production options. The 540i will get up to 326 horsepower, and the M550i xDrive will get up to 450 horsepower. The 2017 5 Series will also feature a range of diesel engines with a base output of just 150 horsepower but a maximum of up to 400 horsepower.
New Features for the Newly Redesigned 5 Series
The 2017 BMW 5 Series is getting a major exterior overhaul, but it's also getting some significant interior changes as well. It will come in three equipment line options: Sport, Luxury, and M Sport. These will feature varying levels of luxury features, such as the all-new BMW Drive Experience system with adaptive dampers and a sport suspension system to allow drivers to select driving settings.
The vehicle will also have a new range of advanced safety technology features as well as driver assistance systems, including a redesigned Automatic Cruise Control system with a stop-and-go function that will likely be a major upgrade from the previous system.
Be on the Lookout for New Information
The 2017 BMW 5 Series isn't set to be released until January 2017, but that doesn't mean more information won't be released soon. Be sure to check back with the experts at BMW of Manhattan over the next couple months for updates and release information.