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BMW new 5-Series coming in February 2017

2017 BMW 5-Series

BMW’s new G30 5-Series cars go on sale starting in February 2017. This 7th generation of the 5-Series replaces the older, slightly more conservative design of the F10 that was introduced in the 2010 model. This new executive-class vehicle is built on the same modular platform as the recently updated BMW 7-Series full-sized vehicles.

Updated Styles and Materials

The new design updates styling elements, incorporates carbon-fiber, aluminum, and magnesium elements to reduce weight. Sleeker aerodynamics can be aided by new signature kidney grilles on the front which can open and close.

Hybridized

The new BMW 5-Series will also be available as a plug-in hybrid model, the 530e iPerformance, which will debut in Europe in March 2017. The hybrid 530e iPerformance is expected to be able to travel a little under 30 miles on a full electric charge before needing the gasoline engine to run.

Awards

The new G30 5-Series has already started racking up awards, including EyesOnDesign Best Designed User Experience Award at the North American International Auto Show. The BMW 5-Series Saloon has also won the What Car? Car of the Year award for 2017, as well as the Best Luxury car.

BMW 5-Series Comparison Video

BMW provided an introduction video that details the styling and technology changes for the new generation of the 5-Series.

Reviews

Several reviews of the new BMW 5-Series have hit. Here are a couple for additional reading.

NY Daily News’ First Drive of the new BMW 5-Series

Car and Driver’s First Drive 2017 BMW 5-Series

MotorTrend BMW new 5-Series

Autoblog: The Ultimate Driving Machine?

 

 

 

 

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