BMW unveils all-new 5 Series sedan, India launch expected next year

German automaker BMW has officially announced its upcoming BMW 5 series sedan that is expected to launch globally in February 2017. The upcoming seventh-generation BMW 5 series gets several design tweaks along with a plethora of new technological features.

2017 BMW 5 Series Design

On the outside, the 2017 BMW 5 series sedan gets largely inspired by the top-end 7 series. It gets the usual BMW front-grille which is flanked by twin circular LED headlamps. The front bumper gets slightly overhauled with muscular contours along with a new central air intake.

While on the back, taillamps on the new BMW 5 series sport a new design with L-shaped LEDs. The rear bumper gets a dual-tone finish and also sports a more muscular wider profile, similar to the front. In addition, it also features chrome-finished exhausts that’ll come as standard across all variants.

2017 BMW 5 Series Specs

Under the hood, the upcoming 2017 BMW 5 series will be available in two diesel engine options. One of them being a 4-cylinder, 1955-cc diesel engine that pumps out 190PS  of power and 400Nm of peak torque. It zips from 0-100 kmph in 7.6 seconds and can reach a maximum top speed of 237kmph.

Besides, there’s also a 6-cylinder, 2993cc diesel engine options that churns out 265PS of power and 620Nm of torque. This one zips from 0-100kmph in just 5.7 seconds and  can reach a top speed of 250kmph.

The upcoming 2017 BMW 5 series also gets a petrol variant with a 1998cc engine that produces 252 PS of power and 350Nm of torque. While the more powerful 2998cc 6-cylinder engine churns out 340PS of power and 450Nm of torque.

2017 BMW 5 Series Features

The 2017 BMW 5 series sedan will come loaded with a plethora of features such as gesture controls, navigation, Bluetooth telephone connectivity and other infotainment options. Besides, it also gets a voice control system that can understand and respond to voice commands. It gets a 9-channel 16 speaker Harman Kardon system while the top-of-the-line variant features a 1400 Bowers and Wilkins 16-speaker with 10-channel amplifier entertainment system. Moreover, the car’s interiors will be more luxurious than ever along with much bigger cabin space.

2017 BMW 5 Series: Pricing and Availability

The upcoming seventh-gen BMW 5 series sedan is expected to hit Indian shores sometime next year after its global launch on February 11, 2017. In terms of pricing, it should available at the same price point of around Rs. 54.48-Rs.62.55 lakh as its current model. It will rival the likes of the Jaguar XF, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Audi A6 when it launches.

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