The current BMW 5-Series has been around for quite some time already. Because of this, BMW announced that there is going to be a brand new version codenamed the G30. The new 2016 BMW 5-Series will not only be lighter than the current generation but also quite a bit more powerful. While we don’t know much so far about it there have been a few spy shots of the car while being tested. These show a longer and wider BMW 5-Series 2016 which is also a bit shorter. The front end is BMW-like but the back end looks a lot like that of the 6 Series which is quite nice for a medium size luxury car.
2016 BMW 5-Series redesign
On the interior things are going to be very BMW-like. This means that even though the materials are going to be top of the line, the general layout is going to be very simple and easy to use. Moreover, BMW will ditch the current physical buttons for an all touch dashboard that will react to the driver’s touch. There is also going to be a new system which will park the car all by itself and the best part about it is that it will be offered as standard.
The exterior of the 2016 BMW 5-Series on the other hand will change dramatically. While the previous model was not something to be ashamed of, the newer generation is going to be even better. It will now take styling cues from BMW’s other new models, meaning that it will look more aggressive as well as more stylish, which is a great combination.
BMW 5-Series 2016 specs
The BMW 5-Series 2016 engines are also going to be massively upgraded. The base engine is very likely to be BMW’s new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine which with the help of a turbocharged will make more than 180 horsepower and as much as 200 lb-ft of torque. This is going to replace the old 2.0-liter engine and thanks to its size, it will provide more than 45 MPG on the highway. Further up the range there is likely to be a new type of 2.0-liter engine which is going to replace the old 3.0-liter inline 6. This will make around 350 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque and it will use around 25% less fuel than the current engine. The top of the range is going to remain the V8 but this time the 2016 BMW 5-Series M model will provide more than 600 horsepower, meaning that it will finally be able to compete with the Audi RS6.
2016 BMW 5-Series release date and price
The 2016 BMW 5-Series release date has been announced to be in the second quarter of 2016 with the concept release being show at the Detroit Auto Show, in January 2016. The price will be the same as that of the current generation, so expect to pay anything between $50K to $150K dollars depending of chosen BMW 5-Series 2016 variant.