Less than a month, we will see the BMW 2017 5 Series unveiled. The car which has a codename called G30 was spotted in camouflaged version recently. Luckily, we can still review them through some images which are uploaded on the internet now. For your information, this car will be introduced on one of the biggest automotive event in Detroit. But, it is still far from now around the early of 2017. Nurburgring became the chosen place to unveil the final form of 5 Series. This sedan will be elaborated in this article and please be prepared to see those pictures before your desire comes out.
BMW 2017 Powertrain
The BMW 2017 5 Series that we are looking at now are the G30 and the G31 Touring. For your information, both performers have different powertrains now. It implies that BMW is in their endeavors to give best performance of their 5 Series. Rumor says that the V8 engine will be included under the hood of those versions. Of course, it will be a powerful source for a sedan, right? Moreover, it also infers that we will see the upcoming version of M550i soon. If it happens, this model can be the medium of the 540i and the all new M5 surely.
BMW 2017 Under the Hood
If we are going deeper to what V8 engine that will be nested under the BMW 2017 5 Series, it should be a 4.4 L V8 engine. Of course, this V8 is not the normal one. It will be upgraded too into maximum performance. Our prediction is about 500 horsepower for the output of this engine. It has a fundamental example by the way. You can see how fast the Audi S6 now with the similar engine formula. This engine requires better suspension and brakes as well that cannot be provided by the M5 current powertrains. Moreover, it also needs two drive systems like rear-wheel drive and xDrive so that the new 5 Series can be more competitive on the market.
BMW 2017 Release Date
Meanwhile, our prediction about the G30 should not happen on the G31 Touring for 2017 model year. It is caused by the performance that this car did on the test. The speed is not as fast as the Sedan G31. It is highly possible that this model carries plug-in hybrid engine. We rate the engine just produces around 300 horsepower of a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine. Overall, the body language of 2017 5 Series will be similar with the 7 Series. So, we cannot expect more for the designs of BMW 2017 5 Series after all due its release date on October, 2016.