After a disappointing sixth technology of the 5 Series, BMW has finally unveiled the seventh generation a few days backs. The new G30 5 Series is a entirely new car that doesn’t really show it. To begin with, the 2017 BMW 5 Series is based on the same platform as the 3 or 7 Series. This means it is made primarily out of aluminum and additionally it employs some high strength steel, magnesium and some carbon fiber, unlike the 3 Series. The end result is a car that is slightly over 100 pounds lighter than before. The big development here is the rigidity of the car which increased immensely over the older model. This permitted them greater NVH levels, a more agreeable journey and a better overall experience.
2017 BMW 5 SERIES, IS IT BETTER?
To date the car has been tried by a few major textbooks and it appears that most of them love it. But, not everything is great, but more on that a bit later. The big unsatisfactory element here is the way it looks on the outside as well as the instead sub-par operating experience. Some of its rivals are both greater to operate a vehicle and also look considerably better. It appears that BMW wanted to follow the classic path and did not get any chances. The end result is a 2017 BMW 5 Series that looks like a slightly larger 3 Series and that is it. The car has been released with two versions in the US and four more for the European market. Over time you will see more models added to the range for both markets.
THE ENGINES ON NEW 2017 BMW 5 SERIES
Let us start with stating that this is where the 2017 BMW 5 Series received a lot of attention from their engineers. The base car gets a 2 liter inline 4 which provides a healthy 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The 540i gets a turbocharged 3 liter inline 6 with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. While none of them is really all that extraordinary in terms of specs, both of them demonstrated how extraordinary they are in true driving. The European market gets two diesel engines, one large V8 petrol engine as well as a hybrid.
The diesels are nearly the same as before while the M550i just offers 462 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. We expected BMW to offer the entire range from the get-go, specially since Jaguar and Mercedes made it happen from the start. The hybrid is nothing special often having an all electrical range of just 28 miles.
In the future a full electrical model is possible but BMW hasn’t established it. The future M5 is expected to receive a much more extraordinary V8 engine but until then those looking for performance will want to do with the M550i. There are three probable transmissions with the European model being the one receiving a six speed manual on the base model. The other markets will get often an eight pace intelligent or a dual-clutch eight pace unit. Rear or all wheel push will undoubtedly be available across the range.
THE DESIGN OF THE 2017 BMW 5 SERIES – INSIDE AND OUT
Exactly like we said above, BMW determined that the best possible look for the new 5 Series is to produce yet another 3 Series, only bigger. This is fine for most but the rather traditional look is likely to make some of its usual consumers turn to other manufacturers. Luckily though they did not follow the same path inside the cabin. Here BMW took a lot more from the 7 Series and that’s much better. The dashboard is cleaner, the materials are considerably much better than on the older model and the driving position is nearly perfect. The only real drawback is the electric power steering which is really light for such a sporty sedan.