2017 BMW 5 Series teased in completely new official video
Source : 2017 BMW 5 Series teased in completely new official video
Video provides first sighting of completely new taillight design; next-gen Mercedes E-Class rival will gain a completely new plug-in petrol-electric hybrid design
The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been teased in a completely new official video, showing that will in undisguised form for once ahead of its unveiling next month.
The uncovered car is actually only partially shown from the video, however the short glimpse shows the completely new taillight design for once.
The lights feature a similar design to those of the latest 3 Series, however they’re housed within a Centeng that will looks slightly more muscular than that will of its smaller sibling.
Earlier spy shots of the 2017 5 Series have shown what the design will look like in saloon as well as estate guises. The external of both bodyshapes, while undoubtedly evolutionary, give the 5 Series a more aggressive demeanour.
We know through our recent drive in a 2017 5 Series prototype in 530d xDrive form (pictured below) that will the design is actually slightly larger than the outgoing car. The increases in length, width as well as height are smaller as well as aimed at increasing rear seat accommodation.
The completely new car will share its Centeng structure with the 7 Series. The structure is actually known internally as CLAR – ‘cluster architecture’ – as well as uses more aluminium for its floorpan as well as bulkheads than the skeleton of the outgoing F10 5 Series. There’s also more use of aluminium for castings, helping to trim weight by as much as 100kg, despite the growth in size.
Powering the completely new design will be a familiar choice of turbocharged four as well as six-cylinder engines, that has a completely new plug-in petrol hybrid joining the ranks.
Lower powered cars will use BMW’s latest B47 diesel as well as B48 petrol four-cylinder units – all in 2.0-litre form, like today’s F10 design.
BMW’s completely new B57 diesel as well as B58 petrol six-cylinder engines will offer more power. These units use a standardised 500cc individual cylinder capacity for an overall volume of 3.0 litres. One of the diesels will use an electrically driven turbo to improve low down grunt, upping peak output towards 390bhp.
The most potent non-M design will receive a newly upgraded 444bhp 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, first seen from the 750i.
The completely new 5 Series will also inherit hybrid technology through the 330e, 740e as well as X5 xDrive40e. The hybrid system is actually made up of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor mounted within the gearbox as well as a lithium ion battery located from the floor of the boot. The system can run in full electric design for more than 20 miles.
The M5 design will use an updated design of the current car’s 4.4-litre V8 that has a likely power output of more than 560bhp.
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