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;
“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.
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.
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.
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.
— BMW (@BMW) October 8, 2016
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Stay tuned for our coverage of the 2017 BMW 5 Series reveal later this week.