2017 BMW 5 Series is a mid-size premium sedan that slots in between the 3 Series, bread-and-butter car manufacturer’s model, and the flagship 7-series. Well into its sixth generation, the 2017 BMW 5 series combines a host of powerful gasoline, diesel and hybrid power-trains with a smooth ride and a luxurious interior. The 2017 BMW 5-series range 193.1 inches long, 73.2 inches wide and 57.6 inches tall, dimensions that make roughly the same size as a Mercedes-Benz E-Class, one of his closest rivals. Unlike the E-Class is the 5-series offered as a station wagon in the United States.
Called F10 internally, the BMW 5 Series 2017 model carries an elegant front consisting of headlights with rounded corners and a clean, quiet buffer. BMW has managed to retain its classic twin-kidney grille design while adhering to strict European pedestrian safety standards.
While undeniably modern looking, the 5’s back is an evolution of the design that first appeared on the E34 model was introduced in 1988. It is equipped with LED lights which make the car instantly recognizable after the sun goes down. For the most recent model year, BMW improved USB and Bluetooth made standard. Pyrite Brown was left out of the 535i sedan, 535d Sedan, 550i Sedan and ActiveHybrid 5 models, and Tanzanite Blue Metallic are added. Venetian Beige interiors are now complemented by black carpet.
2017 BMW 5 Series Interior
Within the new 2017 BMW 5-Series offers to seat for five passengers and 14 cubic foot trunk space. It can be ordered with a host of different trim levels, including real wood and brushed aluminum. The 2017 5 Series functional manager oriented instrument panel features displays a color for the latest generation of BMW’s ConnectedDrive infotainment system. ConnectedDrive enables the passengers to get directions with real-time traffic information, browse the Internet on the road, changing the climate control or pick up a different radio station by either using the touch screen, mounted the iDrive button next to the gear selector or the car’s voice control system. Alternatively, passengers can manually input an address by using a touchpad-like surface integrated into the top of the iDrive controller.
In addition to serving as cover the center piece for the infotainment system, the Dash-mounted screen also displays album and the images that are transmitted through the rear view camera. All 5-Series comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity, a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, improved Bluetooth and smartphone integration, navigation, LED fog lights, automatic xenon headlights, auto-dimming ambient lighting, 12-volt power outlets and an integrated garage door opener .
2017 BMW 5 Series Engine
The 5-series is available with three petrol combustion engines, a turbo diesel unit, and a hybrid powertrain.
The entry-level 528i is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill that makes 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. torque. Only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission, it gives 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, making the 528i the most fuel-efficient 5-Series ever offered in North America.
The mid-range 535i uses a turbocharged straight-six that is rated at 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft. torque. It logs 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway when bolted an eight-speed automatic transmission and propels the 535i from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. The available six-speed manual lower city and highway fuel mileage to 19 and 29, respectively, without affecting performance.
2017 BMW 5 Series Optional Equipment
The list of options include ceramic controls, heated seats, multi-contour seats, assisting park, soft-close automatic doors, a power rear sunshade with manual rear sunshades, night vision with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, a rear-view mirror camera, side and top view cameras, a rear-seat entertainment system and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.
2017 BMW 5 Series Safety
The regardless model denomination, the 2017 BMW 5 Series comes standard with dual front, front side and full-length side curtain airbags, electronic traction control and stability control systems, active head restraints and a tire pressure monitoring system.