The all-new BMW 5 Series has been revealed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The latest 5 Series from BMW is the seventh generation of the Bavarian carmaker's mid-sized luxury sedan.
The all-new BMW 5 Series sits on the same basic platform as its larger 7 Series sibling (though without the carbon-fibre bits) which helps cut 70kg from the kerb weight.
The extensive use of aluminium on the body, along with the alloy wheels and lighter brakes helps the latest BMW executive sedan shed another 30 kilograms.
The new BMW 5 Series is 4,935mm long, 1,868mm wide, 1,466mm tall, and has a 2,975mm long wheelbase.
The wheelbase of the new 5 Series is 7mm longer, and the overall length of the car has stretched by 36mm compared to the last model. The new 5 Series is also 6mm wider and 2mm taller than its predecessor, while boot capacity has been increased by 10 litres to 530 litres.
The new BMW 5 Series is available with a range of petrol and diesel engines all of which are mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol engines range from a 2.0-litre turbo four pot to a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 which kicks out 455bhp.
Diesel engines range from a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder with 187bhp on tap to a 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six kicking out 261bhp.
For the first time, BMW is also offering a plug-in hybrid version of the 5 Series. The 530e which is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor, which jointly develop 249bhp and 420Nm of torque.
The new 5 Series features more of an evolutionary rather than revolutionary design change with sleeker LED headlamps flanking the kidney grille up front.
At the rear, there are LED Taillights which are linked to the front by a shoulder line that stretches across the side of the car. BMW will offer the new 5 Series in 21 different paint shades and the alloy wheels range in sizes from 17 to 21 inches in diameter.
Inside, the new 5 Series features a dashboard and centre console design inspired by the 7 Series, along with a brand new 10.25-inch touchscreen, which features wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Sport Seats and an Anthracite headliner along Active Protection, Fatigue and Focus Alert safety features are now standard. Also available is rear wheel steering which allows the new 5 series to corner more sharply with better stability.
The BMW 5 Series will reach dealerships in February with prices in the United States starting at $51,200 (Rs 34.89 lakh) for the 530i variant.