The German luxury vehicle, motorcycle, and engine manufacturing company, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, also known by its abbreviated name, BMW, has slightly reconfigured their superlative BMW 5 Series for the 2017 model year with new enhanced performance capabilities. The BMW 5 Series has been an extremely popular vehicle since it began production in 1972, and has continued to be an all-time-favorite for BMW with it taking up 20% of the automakers U.S. sale.
Updates for the BMW 5 Series includes heightened character lines that give the car a fiercer appearance, modified lowered air intakes, and new headlights linked together to an evolved kidney grill equipped with streamlined shutters. The car is also an extended version of the prior seventh generation midsize sedan, which is partially the result of a new chassis that took off 137 pounds, whilst boosting handling and performance. Ludwig Willisch, head of BMW Group Region Americas says “It’s still the benchmark for agility, fun to drive, and there’s a lot of technology.”
At first BMW’s 2017 5 Series was released in two separate versions, one a 335 hp 540i model priced at $56,450 and the other a 248 hp 530i with a price of $51,200. But this Spring lineup features a much larger selection, which includes the 530e iPerformance (priced at $52,395), a plug-in hybrid that is coupled with an electric motor and a 2-litre, 4-cylinder engine. As well as the M550i xDrive (priced at $73,095), motored by a 4.4-litre turbo-charged V-8 and generates up to 456 hp.
Each of the 2017 5 Series models contain a new touchscreen added on top of the center dashboard, the touchscreen also has the $190 Gesture Control preference that enables the user to handle the stereo volume as well as several other actions by creating certain hand gestures before the screen. Another key function of the new 5 Series is that all its models posses the latest version of iDrive: a feature that supplies swifter and better augmented navigation & assimilation with Amazon Alexa. This allows you the option of voice command where your able to tell Alexa to either turn on the heat or air-conditioning settings, or check on your fuel range for a forthcoming excursion.
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