2018 BMW 5 Series has entered the final phase of engineering development and durability testing ahead of its unveiling in the second half of 2016. BMW is revolutionizing the way it builds cars once again, starting with a new modular platform dubbed 35up that made its debut in the 2016 BMW 7 Series. Now that development work on the flagship sedan is complete, attention turns to the next 35up-based model, the new 5 Series, the platform will eventually make its way into virtually all BMWs sized from the 3 Series up.
2018 BMW 5 Series Exterior and Interior Design
As the rendering above suggests, the new 5 Series will be an evolution of the current design rather than a revolution. BMW probably spent a lot of time giving the new 5 Series a makeover consisting of remodeled front and rear fascias, a revised engine hood and reshaped side panels. As part of efforts to significantly improve its aerodynamics, the new 5 Series adopts a more prominent kidney grille with louvres that open when the engine requires cooling and close again to improve airflow around the front end. The headlights, available with optional lasers for the high-beam function, also extend into the chrome surround of the grille in a bid to provide the car with greater visual width.
The interior of the new 5 Series is still a mystery, but it’s probably safe to assume it will follow in the footsteps of the redesigned 7 Series. With the redesign and larger vehicle dimensions, it is increased interior space. Significant changes should include a new infotainment screen and a new button layout for the center stack, as well as a revised instrument panel. The center console is rounded, while will be injected plenty of ornaments made of aluminum and chromium in high gloss. Central display is associated with satellite navigation, excellent audio device and internet connection.
2018 BMW 5 Series Release Date and Price
The release of the range-topping 2018 BMW 5 Series is still not confirmed. The current 5 Series lineup’s prices range from $51,200 to $59,745.
2018 BMW 5 Series Engine Specs and Performance
The engine lineup will include four, six and eight cylinder petrol and diesel units, all with direct injection and turbocharging technologies. A plug-in hybrid with the same powertrain as the X5 xDrive40e, and the range topping M5 will come with a twin turbo V8 is also planned, but this is also unconfirmed information. As for the high end trim levels, its total strength will be about 460 hp. The new 2018 model will have a better fuel economy, maximum speed of 155 miles per hour, and it sprints from 0-60 miles per hour in 7 seconds.