The spy-shots & leaked images of the upcoming BMW 5 series have been appearing on the internet for quite some time; however here are some additional leaked images of the 5 Series which appear to be scans from a magazine that will probably hit the stands after the car’s launch.
According to Germancarforum.com, the seventh generation 2017 BMW 5 Series (BMW G30), which will have its world premiere on October 13th will enter production in Germany in the coming weeks, and will reportedly have its European market launch in early-2017.
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, a fully-digital instrument cluster and a large iDrive monitor with gesture controls (probably) are the highlights of interior of the E Class-rival.
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, while a plug-in hybrid power-train 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.