BMW 5-Series is a very popular and demanded series of this brand. It has been serving people good since many years. This series is being modified at present in the factory and soon it will be released as 2017 BMW 5-Series. It is undergoing its routine facelift which every car brand does with almost all the car models. This is done to ensure that the cars are up to date and that they do not lag behind from similar competing cars of other brands. BMW 5-Series made its debut in the year 2011 and it is very popular since then. There were major changes in this car in the year 2014 and this time around it will be modified heavily.
The BMW 5-Series 2017 is just following the build quality of i8 and i3 which were out in the market recently with their bodies made of carbon fiber. The platform is also being changed into a 35 up dubbed type. This platform has been introduced in the market just this year in 7-Series that mean it is the latest technology.
Due to the weight reduction in this facelift, performance will be enhanced. Weight reduction also leads to better fuel economy. Hence, customers are benefitted. The basic difference which makes this platform lighter is the constituent materials which are plastics of carbon fiber and aluminum.
2017 BMW 5-Series: Interior Space and Dimension
This model is going to be around 220 lbs lighter than its existing model which really counts. But do not have a misconception that lowering of platform weight could change dimensions and interior space of this car. The 2017 BMW 5-Series has got same dimensions as its existing models which mean you get lighter weight car with same interior space, better performance, and lower fuel consumption.
Few of the trendy features installed worth mentioning are a self-parking system, interface with gesture control response and cluster instrument of digital type.
2017 BMW 5-Series: Engine Specs
Under the hood of 2017 BMW 5-Series, there will be different types of engine variants. According to rumors, the new engine capacity of 1.5-liter 3-cylinder will be presented. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-6 will be included. Details of engine specification have not yet been revealed. But what is being assumed is that there will be a hybrid version this time with the plug-in engine. An M5 version of 5-Series is supposed to have a 4.4 liter one with V8 engine. This engine can produce a power of up to 575 hp.
Main competitors of this car which have similar specifications are Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-class, Jaguar XF Series, Audi A6, Maserati Ghibli and Lexus GS. Car critics all around the world are very worried about the replacement of super light weight platform in 5-Series since they believe that this super light platform is not suitable for 2017 BMW 5-Series.
2017 BMW 5-Series: Price and Release Date
They are curious to know the outcome once the car releases. 2017 BMW 5-Series can hit the market by the end of 2016 if not the middle of this year. It has been fixed with a price of around $50,000 for the base version and will reach up to $100,000 for M5 model.