BMW has announced and unveiled its 7th Generation 5-Series car for 2017 year, which will be replacing its current model.
The new business sedan with an athletic look will be released in the global market by February 2017. The customers might look forward to the new 5-Series since it is a shorter and muscular version of the 7-Series car.
The Exterior Details
The German carmaker has adopted the concept of BMW Efficient Lightweight design and has extensively used high-strength steels and aluminum, which has allowed the engineers to decrease the weight of the car by almost 10 kg. The new 5-Series comes with a formal-looking yet an athletic body which imparts the look of a sporty business sedan. The glass of the twin circular headlights extends up to the sleeker kidney grille, which merges seamlessly and highlights the width of the sedan.
The sedan comes with the standard LED headlights that are available across all the variants. The BMW Selective Beam option will provide an anti-dazzle high-beam with an astounding range of 500 meters. The wide stance of the sedan has also been contributed by the circular DRLs, which extend towards the body framework. The sides of the car will come with a ‘hockey stick’ like highlighting which underlines the doors up to the rear. The tail lights stretch up to the sides of the new 5-Series sedan. The width of the sedan is complimented by the tail light which comes with slim L-shaped LED bars. Twin exhaust pipes will be available across all the variants of the new 5-Series.
The Interior Details
The new 5-Series comes with storage options that have been extended to provide more legroom to the passengers in the rear. The new features include four-zone climate control, comfortable seats with massage functions, and discrete perfume cartridges for fragrance. The new business sedan has been equipped with the latest iDrive system that covers most of the functions like entertainment, navigation, phone contacts, and other vehicle functions which will be displayed on the 10.8-inch screen. The screen comes with a full-color bright display which also sports a projection area that is 70 percent larger to provide all the needed information on the windscreen.
Under the Hood
The international range of the new 5-Series will come with two petrol engine and two diesel engine variants. For the petrol model, the modular BMW Efficient dynamics has been implemented to build a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine and another 3.0-liter straight-six engine. However, for the Indian market, BMW might probably introduce the 530i model which will be power driven by a motor of 2.0-liter capacity that provides a power of 250 PS and a torque of 350 Nm. The car will be a performance which can be accelerated from 0 – 100 kmph in just 6.3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 250 kmph that has been electronically limited.
For the diesel variants, the 520d model will come equipped with a motor of 4-cylinders that has a capacity of 2.0-liters and produces a power of 190 PS and a peak torque of 400 Nm. The performance acceleration from 0-100 kmph will come in just 7.6 seconds with a top speed of 237 kmph. The more powerful 530d model will come with an oil burner of straight-six 3.0-liter capacity which is capable of producing a power of 265 PS and an impressive peak torque of 620 Nm. The acceleration performance from 0-100 kmph can be reached in just 5.7 seconds with the top speed being electronically limited to 250 kmph. BMW has claimed that the new 530d variant has been improved by almost 13 percent when compared to its predecessor. An eight-speed Steptronic transmission will handle all the transmission duties across all the variants.
The new 5-Series from BMW comes with a whole lot of new features that include a Lane Change Assistance, Steering and Lane control, smart Auto Start Stop function, Active Cruise Control, and a Remote Parking System which helps the car to move front and back from the outside.
The international market launch of the BMW seventh Generation 5-Series will happen during February 2017, following which it should be launched in the Indian automobile market most probably by mid-2017.