New 2018 BMW 5 series Redesigned, Release Date Speculations
The 5 Series from BMW seems like it has been around pretty much since the invention of the internal combustion engine; a favorite for so many, in fact it’s BMW’s second best-selling product line they have (after the 3 Series).
The 2018 5 Series will be the seventh generation ‘5’, the first one was actually introduced all the way back in 1972 – making it 44 years old.
BMW are continually striving to improve the five series and regularly introduce new technology and innovations; they were one of the first mass manufacturers to introduce aluminum suspension components for example.
2018 BMW 5 Series Interior
The interior of the new 2018 BMW 5 series leaked before the actual release date of the car. Here we could see that it is 100% BMW, with the traditional achitecture of the dashboard, front panel, etc. The equipment list is wide as before.
2018 BMW 5 Series Release Date
Sources say that the G30 5 Series will be presented to the public at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2017.
2018 BMW 5 series release date: early 2017
2018 BMW 5 Series Redesign and Changes
Let's talk about 2018 BMW 5 series redesign and specifications. The new BMW 5 2018 will be built upon the CLAR platform, which was first debuted on the new 7 Series. Thanks to the use of quality materials like high-strength steel, aluminum and carbon fiber, both within the chassis and the body panels, the ‘5’ will be about 220 lbs lighter than the current version.
2018 BMW 5 series touring (2018 BMW 5 series wagon), and 2018 BMW 5 series GT hatchback will be available later.
2018 BMW 5 Series Price
Information regarding pricing isn’t readily available, and the options available are many, so giving a definitive price is difficult, however, we think the price for the entry level 5 Series will be around $50,000.
2018 BMW 5 Series Specs
Regarding power units the BMW 5 2018 list is vast, it’s easier to guess at what won’t be available rather than what is available; engines will come in 4, 6 and 8 cylinders, normally aspirated, turbocharged (in the case of the M5, it will have twin turbos), gas and diesel, hybrid and zero-emission. Power will range from the usual 200 odd BHP right up to over 600 BHP.
BMW will also take this opportunity to use their semi-autonomous technology in a road car; this system uses cameras and sensors to monitor its environment and adjust speeds accordingly.
Keeping with the technology; the infotainment system fitted doesn’t use regular old push-buttons or even a touchscreen – it recognizes hand gestures and controls the systems through the use of them. There will also be the option (on the high-end models) for all-wheel steering and BMW’s remote controlled parking technology.
Finally, the suspension has been reengineered; double wishbone at the front and a five arm rear axle at the rear will mean that the car rides and handles as you’d expect from a high-end manufacturer, or perhaps we should say from a German manufacturer.