2016 BMW 5-Series Redesign, Specs and Release date

2016 BMW 5-Series will be launched as a representative of its seventh generation, which automatically brings big changes. The model went through the mid-cycle facelift for this, 2014 model year. German automaker is known for its aggressive styling and edgy lines, and new generation continues in the same spirit, with few alterations which are made in order to provide fresh look of the vehicle. This particular model is second best-selling model from BMW’s line-up, and it is available in sedan and touring body styles. The only BMW’s model that tops the 5-Series is its 3-Series.

2016 BMW 5-Series Front

2016 BMW 5-Series design changes

Changes that will be made on the next-gen 5-Series will include couple of design alteration, but German giant will also leave some things as they are, with minor changes, or none. Headlights and grill will be positioned the same, while the bumper design and position will be placed differently. BMW just recently adopted somewhat softer design language, which resulted in bugger demand for its vehicles. Since this change gave such a good results, and it does not distort the overall image of the brand’s design.

Interior will have few major upgrades. The dashboard will be redesigned, while the LCD screen will be positioned to stand-alone and operate the numerous premium and luxury features.  When we speak about features, BMW will be highly equipped with latest technology solutions. 2016 BMW 5-Series will also be upholstered with high-quality a materials, which is expected from the German auto makers.

2016 BMW 5-Series Rear

2016 BMW 5-Series engine line-up

Since the release of the model is not close, it is hard to give precise info about engine specs. Based on some rumors and previous practice of the model, new BMW 5-Series will be available with range of engines. The engines that are mentioned as possibilities for the power train include three- four- and six-cylinder units.

Base engine will probably be a 1.5 liter three-cylinder turbocharged power unit. Beside this, BMW ‘s 2016 model 5-Series could also include 2.0 liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six engines. Beside petrol units, new 5-Series will include both diesel and hybrid variants, as well as special version M.  According to latest info, the M variant will have around 600 horsepower. 8-speed automatic transmission will probably stay unchanged, while rear-wheel drive still comes as standard and all-wheel drive as optional.

2016 BMW 5-Series Side

2016 BMW 5-Series competition

High level of luxury and great performance, go with slightly higher price, so 2016 5-Series buyers have wide array of options. Some of the closest rivals for 5-Series, from this category include Audi A6, Jaguar XF, Lexus GS 350 and Infiniti Q70.

2016 BMW 5-Series price and release

Sedan variant of the 2016 BMW 5-Series will be released first, probably in July 2016, while Touring and Gran Turismo models will follow it shortly. Pricing specs are not revealed, but new generation should be priced between $55,000 and $57,000.

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