5 things we know about the 2017 BMW 5 Series – IAB Picks

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Will feature the ‘Carbon Core’ lightweight body structure.

The sixth generation BMW 5 Series (F10/F11) has neared the end of its lifecycle and will enter its seventh generation next year. Here are 5 things we know about the 2017 BMW 5 Series.

2017 BMW 5 Series front three quarter inspired by new 7 Series Rendering
A speculative rendering by Remco Meulendijk of RM.Design previews the seventh-gen 2017 BMW 5 Series’ front three quarters.

Design and Style

2017 BMW 5 Series side inspired by new 7 Series Rendering
A speculative rendering by Remco Meulendijk of RM.Design previews the seventh-gen 2017 BMW 5 Series’ rear three quarters.

The 2017 BMW 5 Series will be largely inspired by the sixth-generation 2016 BMW 7 Series. An M Sport package will be available for a sportier styling. A speculative rendering (above) from RM. Design previews the all-new model in near-production guise.

Platform

The 2016 BMW 7 Series-like Carbon Core body structure will be one of the major highlights of the 2017 BMW 5 Series.
The 2016 BMW 7 Series-like Carbon Core body structure will be one of the major highlights of the 2017 BMW 5 Series.

The 2017 BMW 5 Series will be based on the CLAR (cluster architecture) rear-wheel drive platform as the 2016 BMW 7 Series. The all-new model’s body structure will see significant usage of CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic), steel and aluminum. This special body structure, which BMW calls ‘Carbon Core’ in the 7 Series, will make the next-gen 5 Series lighter by around 100 kg. The entry-level model will be rear-wheel drive, but models with xDrive all-wheel drive system will be available moving atop the range.

Engine and Transmission

2016 BMW 7 Series engine bay at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
The 2017 BMW 5 Series will be offered with petrol and diesel engines having displacements ranging from 2.0-liters to 4.4-liters, as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Starting from the entry-level model, the less powerful models will feature the latest B47 diesel and B48 petrol 2.0-litre four-cylinder units. The more powerful and luxurious models will be offered with the B57 diesel and B58 petrol 3.0-litre six-cylinder units. The B57 unit is said to be a new quad-turbo V6 diesel. There will also be a 444 bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine.

A plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be offered, packing a 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engine and an electric motor. The electric motor will offer a zero-emissions driving range of more than 20 miles (32 km). Transmission choices are said to include 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic.

Features

2016 BMW 7 Series BMW Laserlight
The BMW Laserlight offered in the 2016 BMW 7 Series illuminates up to a range of 600 metres.

Noteworthy features of the 2017 BMW 5 Series should include BMW Laserlight, adjustable grille bars in the BMW kidney (upper) grille, BMW Display Key, Remote Control Parking, iDrive infotainment system with touch display and BMW gesture control, and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system.

Debut and On-Sale Date

2016 BMW 7 Series teaser
The 2016 BMW 5 Series will have its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

Also Read: 2016 BMW 7 Series officially revealed – IAB Report

The 2017 BMW 5 Series will have its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. An online revealing can be expected in the second half of 2016, and sales in first markets should open in late-2016 or early 2017.

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