In 2017, the seventh generation BMW 5 Series will come to market. The 2017 BMW 5 Series uses a new platform shared with the next generation 6 Series and 7 Series.
There are very few confirmed details about the new 5 Series, but the biggest change with the new model comes from weight savings. BMW aims to shave off at least 100kg (220 pounds) on average over the current car and its engineers are implementing lightweight materials, such aluminum and carbon fiber in the chassis and body panels.
The styling of the car will follow the current design trends, with a sleeker roofline and sportier look, along with elongated headlights that flow into the kidney grille. The evolutionary design builds atop the current F10 5 Series which appeals to a wider demographic.
Under the hood, the Bavarians plan to use the new family of three cylinder engines which will give 150 horsepower to the entry-level diesel while the fuel consumption is rated at 3.0 liters per 100 km, or 60 MPG.
Early stage prototypes are currently being tested on the road.