BMW 5-series (2016-2017) Photo & Video
Last autumn, on October 13th, 2016 The German company BMW has officially unveiled to the world public the seventh “chapter” of its most sought after sedan – 5-Series model under the intrafactory designation «G30».
If in terms of design the novelty has “only” evolved – became similar to the flagship model «BMW 7», on the part of technology it has made a true revolution – BMW 5-series got similar with BMW 7 “stuffing” as well as several advanced electronic systems.
Externally the upgraded BMW 5-Series is a real athlete in expensive suit, demonstrating stern, strong, sporty-knit appearance and harmonious proportions. The appearance of the four-door combines elegance, reliability and “healthy aggression.”
7th generation BMW 5-Series fits into the norms of E-Class according to European standards: its length equals 4936 mm, width – 1868 mm and its height does not exceed 1466 mm. The wheelbase of the “Bavarian” fits into the overall of 2975 mm.
Inside BMW 5-Series – is a typical representative of the modern Bavarian brand with immediately recognizable front panel architecture. Its interior flaunts with sleek, refined and luxurious décor, impeccable level of performance and quality finishing materials – natural wood, fine leather and aluminum.
The three-spoke steering wheel with a developed relief, concise and very informative dashboard panel, “noble” center console with 10.25-inch screen of the “iDrive” system, alongside with perfectly arranged blocks of audio and climate units – the interior decoration of the novelty is excellent on all parameters.
Front seats of the upgraded sedan combine fair profile with perfectly developed lateral support, optimal stiffness of filling and impressive intervals of the numerous electric adjustments. The rear sofa of verified form is able to accommodate three adult passengers.
The luggage compartment of the new BMW 5 Series can accommodate 530 liters of luggage in a standard form. The backrest of the “gallery” folds into three parts (in the proportion of 40:20:40) providing additional luggage volume, while under the floor there’s a complete repair toolkit.
At first, the new sedan will be offered with a pair of gasoline and a pair of diesel engines, each of which is combined with 8-band “automatic” and a rear wheel drive or a full-drive with xDrive multi-plate clutch technology responsible for the supply of traction to the front wheels.
In the “base” the new BMW 5 Series will receive a scattering of front and side airbags, two-zone “climate”, multimedia complex with 8.8-inch screen, built-in navigation, heated steering wheel and front seats, leather trimming, ABS, ESP, entirely LED optics, premium “music”, front and rear parking sensors and a bunch of other modern “widgets.”