2017 BMW 5 Series Release Date, Review, News

The redesigned BMW 5series for 2017 is undoubtedly one of the most reliable and efficient car you’ll find in its segment. It comes with a plethora of upscale features such as a comfortable and composed ride, impressive fuel economy ratings and a superb engine lineup, and a bespoke interior packed with high-tech technologies. Its release date should be expected sometime early next year.

A first for the BMW 5 Series include standard Bluetooth and USB functionality, Harman Kardon sound system, black carpeting and interior panels update for beige cabins for improved longevity.

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Those following the latest news on the 5 Series rivals could easily brandish the 2017 BMW 5 Series a lame duck due to the glut currently experienced in the segment with more and more brands proving their worth. And yet, not even a tidbit seems behind the times or stale. In a nutshell, the BMW 5 Series is among the latest invigoration from BMW.
The vehicle compares dissimilarly to the prior models before it. It comes with an impeccable interior design, and is big and comfy with more emphasis put on luxury amenities rather than the sporty aspect. It is well suited for those looking for a spacious cabin fitted with every extravagant technology available today, but might be a hard sell for anyone looking for driving enthusiast hellbent on superb handling and steering precision.

True, the segment is chock full of matching or even better alternatives than the 2017 BMW 5 Series, however, depending on your priorities, the new 5 Series still remains an excellent choice for anyone looking for comfort and space. Other alternatives include 2017 Cadillac CTS, 2017 Audi A6, 2017 Jaguar XF, and 2017 Lexus GS 350.

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BMW 5 Series – Available Trims

The four-door five passenger 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan is available in a whopping four trims: base 528i, 535i, 535d and top-of-the-line 550i. The “xDrive” connotation which will be used extensively in the review suggests an all-wheel-drive system. The M5 and ActiveHybrid5 variations are covered under a separate review, as is the 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo hatchback.

Exterior Spy Review & 2017 BMW 5 Series Interior Changes

First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017
First spy photos of the new BMW 5 Series for 2017

The base 528i trim is available with auto-dimming heated mirrors, 17” wheels, 10-way power front seats, driver memory functions, adaptive and automatic xenon headlights, driver-selectable vehicle settings, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, automatic wipers, four-way power lumbar, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic cruise control, LED foglights and accent lighting, and exterior heated mirrors.

Standard technology features available for the 5 Series include HD and Satellite radio, a media player interface, Bluetooth audio and phone interface, iDrive interface, 20GB digital music interface, a navigation system, audio jack and voice controls.

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The 535i and 535d adds more powerful engines, leather upholstery, and 18” wheels.
The top-of-the-line 2017 BMW 5 Series 550i adds a power trunk lid, satellite radio, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, passenger memory functions, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, keyless entry and ignition, and 14-way multicontour fore seats.

A variety of optional packages are available across the entire trim lineup. Opting for the Premium package gets you leather upholstery, satellite radio, and keyless entry and ignition. The Cold Weather package adds retractable headlight washers, a steering heated seat, and heated front and rear seats. The Lighting package adds automatic high beams and LED headlights.

The Driver Assistance package comes bundled with an enhanced instrument cluster, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and a heads-up display.

Engine Specs – 2017 BMW 5 Series

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder manual transmission engine rated at 241 horsepower and 260 pounds of torque inspires the 2017 BMW 528i trim. It uses up 6.4 seconds in accelerating from 0-60 mph. Its EPA fuel economy ratings for the rear-wheel-drive stand at 23/34/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 22/34/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive (xDrive).

Next up is a turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine good for 300 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. It powers the 535i trim.

Stepping up the performance to another level is the 535d trim that comes with a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 engine rated at 255 horsepower and 413 pounds of torque under its hood.
Finally, a turbocharged 4.4L V8 rated at 445 horsepower and 480 pounds of torque powers the top-of-the-line 550i trim.

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Price & 2017 BMW 5 Series Wagon Release Date

Its release date should be expected sometime early next year. As for its price, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $62,872.
You can also find the lease details online.

New 2017 BMW 1 Series – Release Date and Review

For 2017, the new 2017 BMW 1 Series is even more better thanks to features such as a sophisticated premium ambience, an extensively modified front and aft fascia, fuel economy, and improved carbon emissions. During last year, BMW sold a whopping 2M units and judging by the attention the new model is receiving from all over the globe, we expect even better figures for the new model whose release date has been set for the fall of 2017, at least according to latest rumors trolling the internet.

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Several facets have been improved including the interior and exterior. The exterior, as we shall later see, has received quite a substantial refresh all round. The interior, too, hasn’t been left unchanged especially considering the competition it is poised to square it out with. It comes in both 3-door and 5-door configurations both of which are set to be the benchmark for the rest of the vehicles in the premium compact segment.

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Under the hood, BMW has offered its latest 1 Series several gasoline and petrol engines just like it were the case with the outgoing model. These are offered in either three or four cylinders. Pairing to these mills is exclusively via the RWD system.

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For starters, the new BMW 1 Series first debuted in the automotive scene sometime in 2011 as the second generation model of the 1 series line of vehicles. It is now part of parcel of a growing group of BMW Vehicles that belong in the compact segment. Despite its miniscule dimensions, the new model in addition to its availability in three-door configuration is also available in five doors configuration.

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Given, the luxury compact segment is a hot rod in terms of the rivalry. The newest of the 1 Series breed nonetheless tries to distinguish itself in a number of ways including being the only model being offered on a rear-wheel drive platform. The competition available is staged by vehicles such as the Lexus CT, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and the Audi A3.

2017 BMW 1 Series Release Date & Price

2017 BMW 1 Series release date

The new model, according to the latest rumors, is set to go for sale for an MSRP starting from around $19,000. Its release date, on the other hand, should be expected sometime in the fall of 2017, at least according to some rumors going round in the automotive circles.

2017 BMW 1 Series Exterior

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Several updates are available on its exterior that have resulted in giving the 1 Series some high-end presence and sporting elegance. Up front, the model comes with larger air intakes and a newly designed BMW kidney grille that help in furthering the evolutionary BMW style. LED daytime running lights as well as LED headlights are standard across the trim lineup. The aft, just like the front, has also been remodeled and the taillights come with LED technology as well.

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The surface design, lines, and proportions combine together and offer the BMW 1 Series 2017 a dynamic and agility-centric driving properties. In general, a set-back passenger compartment, long wheelbase, a long bonnet, muscular rear wheel arches, a wide track, and short over-hangings, help offer it an extra dose of versatility not common for a compact car. An additional dynamism into the car’s silhouette is offered by the single-piece rear side windows, frameless windows, and long doors.

2017 BMW 1 Series Interior Facelift

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The interior, on the other end, continues with the same driver-centric cockpit design complemented by the center console premium character, new seat upholstery, and high-quality materials. Extra freshness is further lend by the newly-developed cloth/leather combinations, and fine web structure.

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A wealth of standard features is offered including the iDrive operating system and BMW Radio Professional. Some of the standard accessories available include keyless engine ignition, remote control central locking, automatic driving lights control, a rain sensor, a leather steering wheel, electrically heated exterior mirrors, electric window upgrades, an AUX-In socket, and a high-resolution 6.5-inch color display.

Available Trims

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Trim levels available for the 2017 BMW 1 Series include 116i, 120i, 118i, 125i, and the top-of-the-line M135i. It is available in sedan, hatchback, and convertible body styles.

Engine Specs

2017 BMW 1 Series engine

Beneath the hood of the 2017 BMW 1 Series are several engines that produce a power output ranging from 109 horsepower for the base BMW 116i to a maximum output of 326 horsepower for the BMW M135i model.

Safety Review

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Judging from the all-rounded nature of the 2017 BMW 1 Series, it’d also be judicious to speculate that its safety is also top notch. The government is yet to offer the crash impact safety results of the newest 1 Series, however, they are widely expected to be perfect. The full details on the same will definitely be available on its release date.

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2017 BMW M2 Release Date, Review and Specs

The 2017 BMW M2, according to latest news reports, is expected to go for sale for an MSRP starting from $52,695 inclusive of the destination charge. Its release date is still a topic for discussion as BMW is yet to offer any conclusive reports, however, the 2017 winter is a probable date. It’ll be, by and large, a carryover model from the existing one and will only sport minor tweaks and refreshments.

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For 2017, BMW has confirmed the new additions to its high-performance coupe to sport the “M” badging will include enhanced USB and Bluetooth connectivity, wireless charging, and a Wi-Fi hotspot will now be available on the Executive package. As before, it will still come packed with a stonking amount of power for an exhilarating performance. Again, the new model is relatively affordable compared to the BMW M4, offers a tenacious handling around turns, and offers a muscular acceleration thanks to the six-cylinder 3.0L twin-turbocharged engine beneath its hood.

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The twin-turbocharged engine is able to offer 365 horsepower and 343 lbs. ft. of torque and is paired to either the standard six-speed or the optional seven-speed M-DCT. For the UK, the only drive configuration is the RWD system. For the U.S however, both the RWD and an AWD are offered just like before.

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For starters, the new BMW M2 came in as a replacement for the 1 Series M Coupe. It took 4.7 seconds to accelerate from 0-62 mph. The replacement now takes a blistering 0.2 seconds less and goes on to achieve a top speed of 155 – electronically limited – regardless of the transmission system used. Its curb weight is unchanged from the aforementioned 1 Series M Coupe that weighs 3,295 lbs. thanks in part to the aluminum metal used in its construction.

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The new model sports an aggressive look projected by the fender flares on all its corners. In fact, this makes it stand out from the M235i model. Other changes on both the aft and front include a discreet trunk-mounted spoiler, a deep sculpted bumper, and air-diffuser-integrated quad exhaust tips. When it comes to the interior, the new BMW M2 2017 gets several additions and redesigns including but not limited to a driver-centric instrument cluster, sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, and “M” badges sprinkling throughout the cabin.

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One drawback that seems to stalk the M2 is perhaps the lack of on-road comfort, which might be one reason to consider the costly BMW M4. Within its price range, though, there are a couple of alternatives available including the Mercedes AMG CLA45, and the new Ford Shelby GT350.

2017 BMW M2 Release Date & Price

When we come to the price and release date, the new model is expected to go for sale sometime in the winter of 2017 with the base costing an unchanged price of around $52,695 – a similar price as that of the outgoing model.

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2017 BMW M2 Exterior

The exterior profile is by and large similar to the M4. However, it significantly features more aggressive styling cues on both the front and at the rear in comparison to the M235i. The coupe also borrows heavily from the rest of the cars on the M lineup – M3, M4, and the M6. The redesigned bumper offers an aggressive look up front. Also, the honeycomb grille, massive air intakes, and sculpted aero add-ons are other features that make it look menacing. The result is a sporty-looking car that, although doesn’t make it look as sleek as the M4, still makes it exude a modern-day “Flying Brick.”

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The nineteen-inch wheels feature a double-spoke wheel design. The lowered suspension enables it achieve a great aerodynamic quotient as it helps it stick closer to the ground. While the color palette, as we shall later see, isn’t that inspiring, it is a minor issue granted the all-roundedness offered by the M2. In terms of dimensions, the M2’s length is 176.2-inches, the width is 73-inches, and the height is 55.5 inches.

2017 BMW M2 Interior

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Minimal changes are available on the interior. Lots of M-specific features are available, and it is now more driver-centric than before. M-badges are also sprinkled almost everywhere. More details will be offered on its release date, as the spy pictures available to us offer scanty revelations.

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Trims Available

The 2017 BMW M2 is offered in a single well-equipped trim. The BMW M2 Convertible and C51 reviews are held separately.

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Engine Specs

2017 BMW M2 engine

Beneath the hood is a twin-turbocharged 3.0L sic-cylinder engine able to generate 343 lbs. ft. of pounds and 365 horsepower.

Safety

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Given its speed, it’s only natural that we should expect perfect government crash test reports. It’s too early to speculate though, but nothing short of a five out of five star rating is expected. Driver aids are also in plenty to assist the driver in certain cases.

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