BMW revealed the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series. The brand will pack driver assistant tech and will debut in Australia in the first quarter of 2017. The company will offer petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid versions.
Codenamed G30, the new 5 Series is similar to the 7 Series limousine: It sports full LED headlights anchored to the front kidney grille and has a lower body swage style that matches the Air Breather side vents, alongside prominent tail lights.
The 5 Series will look like a smaller, sedan versions of the limousine brand. The 7-Series are vehicles with high technical features, carbon fiber construction, improved engines and advanced interface system. However, their sales pale in comparison to those of the S-Class.
BMW 5 series will have petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars
Gasoline engines will allow 530i and 540i variants. The 530i gets a turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder engine, 248 horsepower and 2258 pound-feet of torque. It will trace from 0 to 100km/h in 6.2 seconds and will have a fuel usage of 5.4 liters every 100 km.
The 540i will have a turbocharged 3.0-liter six cylinder engine with 335 horsepower and 332 lb.-ft. It features a sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds and fuel consumption of 6.5L/100km.
There are two diesel options: the 520d will have a 2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 255 lb.-ft. of torque and a fuel consumption of 4L/100km while managing a 0 to 100km/h acceleration in 7.7 seconds.
The 520d Efficient Dynamics Edition promises to be the most efficient car in its segment with a fuel efficiency of 3.9L/100km.
The 530d variant has a 3-litre six cylinder engine, 455 lb.-ft. of torque, speed from 0 to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds and a fuel consumption of 4.5L/100km.
The hybrid version will be the 530e iPerformance plug-in that uses a similar powertrain than the 330e and delivers a range of 45km per charge.
The vehicles will have 8-speed automatic transmissions and rear-wheel drive, but customers can order the cars with all-wheel drive.
Clients may buy the all-wheel drive 5-Series BMW with the M Sports package which brings lowered sport-tuned suspension, among other advantages.
BMW will introduce a driver assistance feature
The car can brake to a standstill and automatically move again without any driver intervention on the accelerator, brakes or steering wheel.
The series also gets an “Adaptive” mode for its Driving Experience Control. The mode tweaks the steering, dampers, and transmission settings automatically according to the driving style and the route the driver marked out on the satellite navigation
Lastly, aside from its auto-drive perks, it has a Remote Control Parking feature that allows drivers to park the car remotely with the Display Key.
BMW says the new 5-Series has a lot more space than its predecessors
The cabin will have more elbow and shoulder room for front seat passengers, while the rear seats will offer more knee and legroom.
The vehicles feature a 17-inch touch sensitive multimedia screen that reads hand gestures and has a voice recognition system.
The seats have a massage function that uses 20 air chambers fitted into its backrest and cushions.
BMW will release the vehicles early 2017.