8 things to know about the BMW 5-Series

Options on the new car include The options list also includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to ten mobile devices.

Options on the new car include The options list also includes a WiFi hotspot offering a high-speed internet connection (LTE) for up to ten mobile devices.

Due here in the Spring BMW has revealed the all-new 5 Series writes Geraldine Herbert

  1. The new BMW 5 Series will hit UK showrooms on February  2017
  2. Prices start from £36,025.
  3. It may not look radically different from the outside but its now slightly longer, wider, and taller than the previous model.
  4. With a focus on driving dynamics the car gets a new suspension and sheds over a 100kgs.
  5. BMW’s ‘xDrive’ all-wheel drive system will be offered for the first time on a 5 Series and will be available from launch on the 520d, 530d, and 540i.
  6. The 2017 BMW 5 series comes in several flavours including the 530i and 540i petrol  and the 520d and 530d turbodiesels and later in the year three more will be added including  a plug-in hybrid version.
  7. Its also very frugal, the entry-level 520d four-cylinder turbodiesel boasts fuel consumption of 0 litres/100km and 107 grams of CO2.
  8. BMW is also embracing autonomous driving and the new 5 series gets a host of technologies first seen on the 7 series including Gesture Control, Remote Parking and the BMW Display key.

 

For more information check out BMW.co.uk or the BMW Facebook page

Geraldine Herbert

18th October, 2016

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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