The 2017 model year heralds the grand arrival of the latest evolution of the BMW 5 Series (G30) premium midsize sport sedan. The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series represents a whole new level of luxury – it boasts of a dynamically aerodynamic exterior, a comfortably luxurious interior, new powerful and technically modern four- and six-cylinder gasoline engines, available state-of-the-art chassis systems and an array of technologically advanced features and systems, as well as intelligent use of several material like aluminum, high-strength steel and magnesium to make it around 137 lbs lighter.
The latest generation of the BMW 5 Series comes with a new core -- a new engine family with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology that allows its members to generate a great fusion of optimal power and outstanding efficiency.
The modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family features a lightweight, thermodynamically optimized aluminum construction and is fitted with several technologies like High Precision Injection, twin-scroll turbocharging and Valvetronic fully variable valve timing as well as Double-VANOS variable camshaft control.
Ride comfort and greater driving dynamics are helped by the fact that new BMW 5 Series is gifted with a redesigned chassis, even weight distribution and intelligent lightweight engineering, as well as a torsion-resistant body and state-of-the-art driver assistant systems. The combination of these elements has allowed the creation of 5 Series sedan that boasts of a more agile and precise handling while retaining its comfort attributes.
Also, the driver assistance systems in the new BMW 5 Series Sedan now include much better semi-automated driving features. Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG in charge of Development, quipped that as the most successful business sedan in the world, the BMW 5 Series combines sporting agility, presence and comfort in a level that its rivals haven’t reached. He remarked that the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series should – once again – set the benchmark in all areas by fusing dynamic excellence and comfort to the best possible effect. He also boasted of the sedan’s driver assistance and connectivity features.
Featuring a front and read track width that are basically the same as the previous model at 63 and 63.9 inches (minus 0.2 inches rear), the new BMW 5 Series rides on a lightweight double-wishbone front suspension made extensively from light metal components. This suspension is separated into an upper and a lower control arm level, a configuration that allows engineers to freely fine-tune the balance between dynamics and comfort.
Since the spring struts now only need to minimal transverse forces, the suspension is able to provide finely controlled responses to bumps in the road. Furthermore, since the 5 Series features small kinematic lever arms that could minimize disturbance torque around the steering axis, the sedan delivers superb steering feel and clear road feedback. Both the double-wishbone front suspension and the rear suspension offer outstanding anti-roll control during cornering without compromising ride comfort.
Stopping power for the new BMW 5 Series comes in form of optimized lightweight brakes. Depending on the 5 Series variant, the braking system features on the front a single-piece or a two-piece four-piston fixed aluminum calipers, and on the rear lightweight discs and single-piston calipers with an integrated electromechanical parking brake.
BMW will commence sales of the seventh-generation BMW 5 Series in the United States in February 2017 with pricing to be revealed closer to market launch.