2017 BMW 5 Series Officially Revealed: Bigger, Technological And Luxurious Than Ever

Oct 14, 2016 04:08 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

2017 BMW 5 Series - First Drive

2017 BMW 5 Series was launched early today
(Photo : Car TV Youtube)

The 2017 BMW 5 Series seventh generation sedan was finally unveiled, although a few hours before it was unveiled, the internet already got a glimpse of it from leaks photos from a forum of fans of the brand. The new 5 Series boasts a widened body, an evolutionary exterior, broadened engine line-up and technological developments.

BMW hopes to repeat the commercial success made by the previous sixth-generation with this new model wherein 7.6 million units were sold making it the best-selling car in its segment since the Mk1 5 Series was launched back in 1972.

To do this, BMW has developed this new generation of HPLC platform (Cluster Architecture), which it will share with the current technology of the 7 Series and has in its construction with lightweight design concept BMW EfficientLightweight.

It is also the first BMW to feature the revolutionary system of 3D modeling, which uses an automatic optical measuring cell, which allows you to review the entire vehicle and detect possible imperfections or deviations, greatly increasing manufacturing quality.

Looks That Impress

In terms of design, the new BMW 5 Series 2017 is not just a mere aesthetic evolution of the previous generation. The designers of the German manufacturer have reinterpreted the lines of the current 7 Series, adapting to the new package of this generation of the 5 Series , even achieving a more dynamic less monolithic image, that of his older brother.

Bigger But Lighter = Perfect Drive

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been developed with the concept of BMW EfficientLightweight design company. So even though its dimensions grow: 4.93 m long, 1.86 wide and 1.46 high providing more interior space and therefore more comfort for passengers in the rear seats, and also achieved a larger trunk with 530 liters, its weight was lowered to about 100 kilos.

The new chassis has front double suspension with aluminum components , while the rear is a new five - arm axle made of light alloy. The customer can choose the Integral Active Steering , which also allows the rear wheels turn and now is also available with the system xDrive, which, together with the new drag spectacular figure with of just 0.22, will allow this generation to be the most aerodynamic series of the BMW while increasing its efficiency by up to 12 percent with only 3.8 liters / 100km.

Technological Advancements

Section of technological developments is notable with the new BMW 5 Series as it boasts new applications and functionalities like the new key system Display Key, consisting of a key screen that allows the owner to remotely control the vehicle in a parking lot and do things such as turning on or off the aircon or even parked itself. The 2017 BMW 5 Series also has a 10.25-inch touchscreen now, which can operate by voice commands or even by gesture commands.

The functionalities of driver assistance have been remarkably improved in this model too. Note that you can now operate the assistant lane departure between 70 and 210 km/h, by returning the vehicle to its correct path automatically. It still has the traditional functions such as speed limits on cruise control, collision avoidance assistant, cross traffic warning or indication of danger points.

The 2017 BMW 5 Series will commercially be available by February 2017 and will offer two diesel and two petrol in a diesel. You may select a version of 190 and another of 265 hp, while gasoline will variants 252 and 340 hp. A plug-in hybrid version will later arrive.

Watch the awesome 2017 BMW 5 Series here:

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