The following iteration to BMW’s mid-size luxury vehicle line, the 2017 BMW 5-Series, continues to be spied on while undergoing road assessments in Europe.
Heavily camouflaged prototypes from the new 5-Series saloon and Touring versions, with codenames G30 and G31, correspondingly, have been seen on a number of German highways and racetracks. Recently, Motor Authority’s secret agent photographers have managed to capture several pictures of the upcoming vehicle.
The German automaker’s next-gen model to utilize the carbon fiber-infused modular platform known as the “35up” would be the 2017 BMW 5-Series. The platform debuted within the 2016 7-Series flagship sedan.
These latest spy images reveal that the model may have evolutionary design elements with a familiar façade that adopts a more conventional angel-eye car headlights and a more prominent grille.
Although the outside apparently won’t have remarkable changes, pictures of the car’s interior shows that it will have a brand new steering wheel and digital instrument cluster together with a freestanding infotainment system. Wood trim, modified switchgear, metallic accents, and a large iDrive controller are also evident.
Due to its lightweight framework, Motor Authority expects that the new 2017 BMW 5-Series will weigh about two hundred and twenty pounds less than the present model. It could wind up weighing only 3, 300 pounds or even less. If accurate, it means that the forthcoming model will be the series’ lightest version however.
Moreover, the spy shots show that this car’s size and proportions seem to have a lot of inspiration from the current sixth-generation product. If that’s any indication, the upcoming edition could have an overall length of roughly 16 ft and width of a little over 6 feet.
The unannounced model’s engine choices will mimic the 2016 7-Series, WorldCarFans. com noted. As such, we can expect a diverse selection of diesel and petrol options such as a three. 0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder petrol along with 326 PS (240 kW) and 400 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, an additional 3. 0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder diesel powered with 265 PS (195 kW) as well as 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque, as well as and a 4. 4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 with 450 PS (330 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) associated with torque.
An entry-level version with 1 . 5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine is also anticipated, along with a plug-in hybrid variant that packages a 2 . 0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine which comprises of an electric electric motor and a lithium-ion battery.
Other tech improvements that the new 5-Series is said to offer really are a self-parking system, a gesture control user interface, and digital instrument cluster just like all those found on the larger 7-Series model.
The 2017 BMW 5-Series sedan will reportedly presentación during the first half of 2016 and it is likely to go on sale the following year as a 2017 model.