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The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be revealed on October 13, the company has confirmed.

On its Twitter page, BMW has posted a series of teaser videos for the upcoming luxury sedan, dubbed “#5reasonsforsuccess”, each showcasing features or traits of the new car.

So far, three ‘reasons’ have been released, and are as followed;

  1. Be connected
  2. Be advanced
  3. Be powerful

“Be connected” refers to the new Remote 3D View technology, that shows the owner their vehicle’s surroundings using the car’s camera systems through a smartphone app.

“Be advanced” shows the driver being able to take their hands off the wheel while on the highway, further confirming the new 5 Series will have semi-autonomous driving technologies.

“Be powerful” shows the car taking on numerous corners, indicating that, like all BMWs, the new 5 Series will promise to be a driver’s car.

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In the above YouTube video, the company elaborates on some of the new car’s driver assistance systems in more detail, while the interior is also partially revealed – which now follows the newer models in BMW’s line-up.

It’s been a long time coming for the next-gen ‘G30’ 5 Series, which will replace the ageing sixth-generation model which is now six years old and beginning to trail newer competitors like the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of technology and refinement.

Numerous 5 Series prototypes have been spotted over the last year, with the most recent snapped a month ago, giving us the closest look yet at what the new model will look like.

No surprise, it seems the new 5 Series will sport an evolutionary design, drawing upon the wider and flatter aesthetics adopted by its smaller 3 Series and larger 7 Series stablemates.

Under the skin, the 5 Series will employ the company’s new multi-material ‘Cluster Architecture’, which made its debut in the 7 Series last year.

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Thanks to the lighter materials used in the new platform – including high-strength steel, aluminium and carbon-fibre – the new 5 Series is expected to weigh around 100kg less than the current model.

Powering the 5 Series will be a selection of turbocharged four-, six-, and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, while a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant is also expected to join the range at some point.

Stay tuned for our coverage of the 2017 BMW 5 Series reveal later this week.

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