The seventh generation BMW 5 Series (BMW G30) was officially confirmed to have its world premiere on 13 October last week. Two days ahead of its debut, the 2017 BMW 5 Series' interior has been entirely revealed in spy shots shared by IAB reader Niels Alexander Rosengart from CARBTECH: Carbon Design, Germany.
The new digital instrument cluster, redesigned steering wheel, new infotainment system and redesigned centre console and centre tunnel are highly reminiscent of the sixth generation BMW 7 Series. The black-themed interior is contrasted with metallic finish on various elements.
The new generation model will get all the latest tech, including the BMW iDrive system with BMW gesture control, Remote Control Parking, Park Distance Control, Remote View 3D, head-up display, Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration compatibility for the infotainment system, wireless charging and Harman Kardon/Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series will be based on the CLAR (CLuster ARchitecture) rear-wheel drive platform of the BMW 7 Series, and would shed up to 100 kg. Along with conventional petrol and diesel engines with displacements from 2.0- to 4.4-litre, a plug-in hybrid powertrain will also be available in the all-new 5er. Transmission choices may include 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic, while the xDrive all-wheel drive system will be available on select models up the variant walk.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series will enter production in November 2017, as per a leaked ordering guide, and likely go on sale in Europe in early 2017 followed by North America. The estate version of the 5 Series and the next-gen BMW M5 (codename: BMW F90), are expected to premiere before the end of next year.