Second batch of 2017 BMW 5 Series leaked pics hit the web [Update]

12/10/2016 - 23:14 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Update -

Here are additional images of the 2017 BMW 5 Series which appear to be scans from a magazine that will hit the stands after the car's launch. Expect the new 5 Series in India in late 2017.

European launch expected in early-2017.

According to Germancarforum, this is the next-generation 2017 BMW 5 Series, which will have its world premiere on October 13. The seventh-generation BMW 5 Series (BMW G30) will enter production in Germany in the coming weeks, and will have its European market launch in early-2017 reportedly.

2017 BMW 5 Series front leak
The 2017 BMW 5 Series is based on the new 7 Series's CLAR platform.

Based on the CLAR (CLuster ARchitecture) rear-wheel drive platform of the 2016 BMW 7 Series, the 2017 5 Series is expected to be up to 100 kg lighter than its predecessor. The exterior is a design evolution over the outgoing model with a larger kidney grille connecting the headlight clusters, sporty bumpers with larger airdams, a single crease running the width of the sedan and LED taillights with a more rounded design.

Inside, the 2017 BMW 5 Series borrows a bit of inspiration from the new 7 Series. A slimmer steering wheel (the image shows the optional M-Sport steering wheel), a fully-digital instrument cluster and a large iDrive monitor (which is expected to get gesture controls) highlight the interior of the E Class-rival.

2017 BMW 5 Series interior leak
The new 5 Series is expected with engines from 2.0- to 4.4-liters.

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Under the hood, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is expected to offer petrol and diesel engines with displacements ranging between 2.0- to 4.4-litre, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain is also expected. BMW is expected to offer 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions with a conventional rear-wheel drive and optional xDrive all-wheel drive system.

More details on the 2017 5 Series are expected on October 13.

[Source - Germancarforum]

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