As what we were announcing in the last few days and, finally, the bavarian manufacturer shows us each and every one of the details of the new BMW 5 Series, 2017. The saloon intermediate of BMW, which will hit the market during the next month of February, you will land on our roads, with all the artillery that the German manufacturer has at its disposal, proving to be almost as good as a BMW 7 Series scale. The BMW 5-Series have been joined, among the first six generations, nothing less than 7.6 million units.
This new generation, the seventh, will take the name internal G30 and arrives in order to compete primarily with the products themselves compatriots of always, that is to say, the Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6, although you should also watch very closely the all-new Volvo S90. The seventh generation of the Series 5 makes 36 mm in size longitudinal with respect to its predecessor, being up to 100 kilos lighter in a similar version thanks to the use of aluminium and high-strength steels. The other external dimensions remain virtually unchanged.
Aesthetically maintains the idea design of the latest creations of BMW. Account with a design very German, showing an image very sober at the same time elegance, with a lot of “lordship” and somewhat removed from the high sportiness to the BMW we had so accustomed a few years ago.
As could not be otherwise in a model of the firm, the front is chaired by the typical pair of kidneys with the contours chrome and directly communicated with the optics of illumination, which may be of projection with LEDs adaptive. Both the hood as the bumper presented power lines that give muscle to the joint. The careful design of the front along with the silhouette of three volumes helps to get a Cx minimum of 0.22 according to BMW.
side view we discover the softness of the strokes of his silhouette. We can also observe a marked waist line that part from the area above the wheel arch to die in the pilot post, going through the doors at the height of the handles opening. In the lower part of the front wings, next to the wheels, we see a small pipe to evacuate the air and thereby improve their fluency. On the roof there is a small flap of “shark”, while the boot lid has on its end with a small lift to push the rear end down at high speeds.
In the behind we find a picture that perhaps has not been as detailed as the front. pilots lights are LED and, with your lighting, do different ways that make it recognizable during the night as a tourism of the bavarian manufacturer. In the lower part, on the bumper, it can be seen that also wanted to give a little bit of muscle with marked lines and a diffuser that is somewhat more marked in some versions with chromed twin tailpipes. The luggage capacity grows in 10 litres over its predecessor, reaching now to the 530 litres.
We passed to the interior of the
The interior of the new 5 Series is very easily recognizable as a model BMW, as it maintains the identity of the brand. However, there are a number of changes in here. Again, we cite to its big brother Series 7, and it shares a good number of elements, and similarities with him.
the Entire instrument cluster is completely digital, while the screen of the center console now offers a size of 10,25 inches. Through it, we manage the entire navigation system, connectivity, applications, and multiple options of the vehicle. Its handling is non-touch, controlled through the dials of the console. For certain operations, and depending on the version, has a system that recognizes our gestures, so that we will be able to raise and lower the volume by moving the hand, for example; something that also comes from the 7-Series.
In general lines, it looks a interior very luxurious and focused on the maximum comfort. Yes, depending on our current account (or what we want to spend on it) we will have a greater or lesser number of possibilities and luxuries in your car. Among other things, we can choose a new head-up display optional best size and visibility, or a great sound system with up to 1,400 watts of power.
To your arrival, it will be available with four engines different, being two 4-cylinder and the two remaining 6-cylinder. Two of them will be gasoline, 530i and the 540i. The first of them will use a block of 4 cylinders in-line that will develop 252 hp, while the 540i has 6 cylinders and 340 hp. Versions diesel used appellations 520d and 530d, also with 4 and 6 cylinders and some powers of 190 and 265 hp respectively. Will not be the only ones in the range, although yes the first.
Soon after will be available a diesel version 520d EfficientDynamics with 190 hp, automatic change-over and consumption very content (we realize that this will be the one that offers a Cx of 0.22) of 3.9 l/100 km according to approval. The maximum sportiness until you reach the BMW M5 will be the variant M550i xDrive, with 8 cylinders and 462 hp, while the greatest care for the environment will come from the hand of the plug-in hybrid 530e iPerformance with 262 hp.
Equipment and technology
If there is something that stands out especially the new BMW 5 Series 2017 is for their great possibilities of luxurious equipment and, above all, by his high-tech used. Among all the equipment we can highlight the speed control active that acts at speeds up to 210 km/h with function stop&go, recognition of traffic signs that can be associated with the speed control active, head-up display, lane keeping, collision warning, lateral, wizard of overtaking, wizard of dodge, or automatic parking.
as we have already seen in the BMW 7 Series, the new BMW 5-Series can be handled from the outside to a very low speed and using the key of the vehicle. This allows us to park it and desaparcarlo the easy way when parked in a garage very close. On the other hand, this new hatchback is full of cameras for the system of automatic parking. BMW has used these cameras for the driver, wherever it is and using your Smartphone and the app Remote 3D View, you can check what happens or who is around your vehicle.
As we have already mentioned above, the BMW 5-Series with front lighting using LED lights, which receive the name of Adaptative LED Headlights. As their name indicates, they are adaptive, and change your lighting depending on the speed, the rotation of the steering wheel the way they are driving and the traffic of each time.
BMW has not yet presented the list price of this new sedan that will hit the market in the month of February.