New BMW 5-series is a little 7-series for $50,000
BMW 5-series has always been a good car, but recently, it started to feel like it could see some upgrade. So, here is the new 2017 BMW 5-series. In short words, it is the smaller version of 7-series, which was upgraded not so long ago.
To start with, it has design elements coming from 7 both on exterior and in interior. On the exterior, we have a more modern and aggressive look on the new 5, codenamed as G30, than the previous models. It is also longer and wider, making the G30, the biggest 5-series ever produced.
On the front, there are headlights with adaptive LEDs which are touching to the twin-kidney grille. On the back of the car, BMW also used LEDs on the taillights, which, by the way, are bigger.
Under the hood, you still have variety of engine options.
|BMW 530i||2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 4-cyl||249 bhp||6.2 sec|
|BMW 540i||3.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 6-cyl||335 bhp||5.1 sec|
|BMW 530e||2.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 4-cyl + electric engine||248 bhp||6.2 sec|
|BMW 520d||2.0-litre turbo diesel engine with 4-cyl||188 bhp||7.7 sec|
|BMW 530d||3.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 6-cyl||262 bhp||5.7 sec|
|BMW M550i xDrive||4.4-litre twin-turbo petrol engine with 8-cyl||456 bhp||4.0 sec|
In the interior, the car even looks more like the 7-series. Using nearly same design, the new interior comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen with gesture control. The ambition lightning is also present on the new 5-series.
Moreover, the vehicle has BMW’s all latest driver-assistant features like the ability to control the car from its remote controller or the ability to stop the car without the driver needing to press to the brake
2017 BMW 5 will be available starting from February of the next year and it is expected the car to start about at $50,000.