In 2017, BMW will launch the new 5 Series family. Along with the traditional sedan and touring models, a Gran Turismo variant will be offered once again. The second-generation 5 Series GT will be the new top-class hatchback from Munich
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By using carbon in the body structure, the curb weight should fall by up to 100 kilograms.
Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models – like the new 7 Series.
We will see the new iDrive system with touchscreen and gesture-based functions and the over-the-air updates for the car.
The new G3x family is built upon the originally called ‘35up’ platform, now CLAR, which will be found in the next 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series models. The platform mixes high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber to drop around 80kg from today’s 5-series. CLAR, a contraction of Cluster Architecture, depicts the extra flexibility provided by fewer but more versatile submodules (clusters) which are more extensively adjustable in content, size and adaptability.
A plug-in hybrid is also planned for the 5 GT, similar to the one offered in the 7 Series lineup. The pure electric range should be around 50 kilometers.
BMW will unveil the new 5 Series models late next year.